As Greg Maddux so eloquently puts it in a Nike commercial, chicks dig the long ball.
And so do little leaguers.
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That's why 14 area players will take their best cuts at Municipal Stadium today and Saturday in the Little League Home Run Derby, sponsored by Play It Again Sports.
In the tradition of the major league home run derby, these little leaguers will get a chance to emulate Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Ken Griffey Jr.
"It gives them a night in the spotlight, too," Play It Again Sports owner Tom Hoffman said.
The 12-year-old sluggers will bat not only for themselves, but for their respective leagues.
"When you get some of the natural rivalries in the area, everyone is holding the torch for their league," Hoffman said. "They don't want to let their leagues down."