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Mason Barram, 8, center, of the AA Diamondbacks takes a bite of his hotdog while everybody waits for the start of opening day ceremonies for the Walnut Creek Little League at Castle Rock Youth Sports Park in Walnut Creek on April 12. Below left, Jake Baum, 6, jumps on a pile of A Cubs teammates as they await the opening day ceremony for the Walnut Creek Little League, while below right, AAA Yankees coach Jon Baetz does double duty as a photo assistant as he holds a reflector for the photo of Nik Rigisich, 10, at opening day festivities.

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Jake Baum, 6, jumps on a pile of A Cubs teammates as they await the opening day ceremony for the Walnut Creek Little League at Castle Rock Youth Sports
Jake Baum, 6, jumps on a pile of A Cubs teammates as they await the opening day ceremony for the Walnut Creek Little League at Castle Rock Youth Sports Park in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Saturday, April 12, 2014. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)


STANDALONE: Players throw their gloves on the field as they have a team photo taken at opening day festivities for the Walnut Creek Little League at Castle
STANDALONE: Players throw their gloves on the field as they have a team photo taken at opening day festivities for the Walnut Creek Little League at Castle Rock Youth Sports Park in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Saturday, April 12, 2014. (Dan Honda/Bay Area News Group)