WHEN THE Ugandan Little League baseball team became the first squad from an African nation to win a game at the Little League World Series, the Phillies' Jimmy Rollins tweeted: "Congratulations to Uganda for their first ever LLWS victory! Their story is just beginning." Rollins played a huge role in making the win possible.
Flash back to the summer of 2011. The Ugandan team qualified for the Series and was supposed to play the Canadian team from Langley, British Columbia. But the Ugandans were denied entrance into the United States because of a lack of documentation. Documentation? This country epitomizes poverty. Where paved roads are a luxury. Where youngsters play soccer on rock-strewn streets barefooted. Third World? Uganda might be Fourth World. Birth certificates? Records?