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Memories made prior to Little League Classic

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Before the Mets and Phillies closed out their five-game series with the second annual MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field on Sunday, the big leaguers enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime day alongside the stars of the 2018 Little League World Series. MLB.com was on the ground in Williamsport, Pa., for all the action.

6:35 p.m. ET: Conforto gives away batting gloves

Before the Mets and Phillies closed out their five-game series with the second annual MLB Little League Classic presented by GEICO at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field on Sunday, the big leaguers enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime day alongside the stars of the 2018 Little League World Series. MLB.com was on the ground in Williamsport, Pa., for all the action.

6:35 p.m. ET: Conforto gives away batting gloves

Tweet from @Mets: Day made. #LittleLeagueClassic #LLWS pic.twitter.com/UGUtdE7KSf

6:34 p.m. ET: Skippers

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: First look at the Phillies and Mets players weekend unis pic.twitter.com/3bSqqAaPgx

5:45 p.m. ET: Mr. Commissioner

Tweet from @MandyBell02: Commissioner Manfred making friends with team Japan before first pitch. This event is too cool. pic.twitter.com/s3sFktfye6

5:12 p.m. ET: Frazier & Friends
Todd Frazier's cleats for tonight's game include all the names from his 1998 Little League World Series-winning Toms River, N.J., club. He reunited with those teammates before throwing out a ceremonial first pitch earlier today in his whirlwind return to Williamsport.

Tweet from @jonmorosi: Todd Frazier���s spikes for tonight���s @MLB ���@LittleLeague��� Classic, with names of all his Toms River teammates from 20 years ago. ���@MLBNetwork��� @Mets pic.twitter.com/wThmjIxf22

5:04 p.m. ET: New York, New York

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: The Mets invited the Staten Island Little League team, which won again today to advance within one win of the US title game, to greet them as they came out to the field for BP. pic.twitter.com/3Lqv3J1TYL

Tweet from @Mets: Special moment! Mickey Callaway personally invited the Staten Island Little League team to @CitiField for a game, watch BP and take a tour of the clubhouse. #LLWS #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/HrKerXE7vx

4:51 p.m. ET: Prime real estate for Little Leaguers

Tweet from @MandyBell02: The Little Leaguers are starting to file in, grabbing the best seats in the house! pic.twitter.com/a0Z4E1fOHh

4:38 p.m. ET: Phillies picking Little Leaguers' brains
Looks like Rhys Hoskins might have picked up some tips from "Big Al" with a batting practice homer, and Carlos Santana chatted up Team Canada.

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: .@rhyshoskins congrats on the BP homer dude pic.twitter.com/ppoECmmn3T

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: Slamtana chattin��� up the Canadian Little Leaguers pic.twitter.com/jV58hGi921

4:20 p.m. ET: Little League alumni discuss return to Williamsport

Video: Frazier, Conforto, Kingery on return to Williamsport

4:13 p.m. ET: Local boys done good

Tweet from @Mets: .@smatz88 hanging with Staten Island���s best at the #LLWS. #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/HjrvuxR2mv

4:11 p.m. ET: Odubel gets in the zone

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: Don���t worry everyone, Od��bel���s having fun pic.twitter.com/YfoxG7KNX2

4:10 p.m. ET: Phillies holding court

Tweet from @MandyBell02: Gabe Kapler is repping the Europe-Africa Little League hat and Nick Williams is sporting Australia in today���s pregame press conference. pic.twitter.com/7OWvZwRKGb

3:43 p.m. ET: Don't forget, there's an MLB game!

Tweet from @MandyBell02: The Phillies have made it to BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field. Time for some warm ups before tonight���s MLB Little League Classic. pic.twitter.com/toPWivM8Ya

2:40 p.m. ET: Making memories

Tweet from @Phillies: Memories being made everywhere you look. #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/wANZA5fdAL

Tweet from @Mets: We���re out here making memories at the #LLWS. #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/FGYh6EfjdR

2:31 p.m. ET: Tip of the cap to Joey Bats

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: Underrated star of the proceedings today was Jos�� Bautista who was the very last MLBer on the field signing autographs for kids in the stands. pic.twitter.com/DkdjpxQjYz

2:26 p.m. ET: Live and let dye
Little Leaguers explain why they dyed their hair blond.

Video: CFBBQ: Little Leaguers on dying their hair blonde

2:20 p.m. ET: Who do you love?
Little Leaguers talk about their favorite Major Leaguers, including Aaron Judge, Javier Baez and Mike Trout.

Video: CFBBQ: Little Leaguers favorite player is Aaron Judge

Video: CFBBQ: Little Leaguers favorite player is Javier Baez

Video: Little Leaguers discuss their favorite MLB players

2:04 p.m. ET: Big Al is the most popular person in Williamsport
The dinger-hitting viral sensation was everywhere you looked at Volunteer Stadium, meeting Rhys Hoskins, receiving the ceremonial first pitch from former Little League World Series champion Todd Frazier and finagling an invitation to take batting practice at Citi Field from Jose Bautista.

Dinger specialists Hoskins, 'Big Al' meet at LLWS 

• Frazier reunites with '98 LLWS championship team, throws first pitch to Big Al

Tweet from @LittleLeague: .@FlavaFraz21 ������ Big Al. Two New Jersey Legends. #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/2EGFr1fQeE

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: Awesome moment in Williamsport as Todd Frazier reunited with teammates from his 1998 Toms River Little LLWS championship team, and threw a ceremonial first pitch to "Big Al" Delia.Jose Bautista then invited Big Al to take BP at Citi Field."Promise?" Big Al said."Promise." pic.twitter.com/ED67RqlwJa

Tweet from @Cut4: Big Al & Big Rhys both love hitting dingers. pic.twitter.com/7KTzOZ0L4U

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: The Mets meet a Little League celebrity: "Big Al" Delia, who mashes dingers. pic.twitter.com/F0A9syQCQb

1:51 p.m. ET: Mets stars then and now

Tweet from @Mets: Every kid dreams of playing in the #LLWS. Take a look back at some of your favorite #Mets from their Little League days. #LittleLeagueClassic 🔗: https://t.co/VlgNYMBVrl

1:34 p.m. ET: High Phive!

Tweet from @Phillies: Big-league intros. #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/e3JuXoGaYQ

1:31 p.m. ET: Toddfather and Todddaughter

Tweet from @MandyBell02: Todd Frazier and his daughter The cuteness is almost too much to handle. pic.twitter.com/5LDNarhUO7

1:22 p.m. ET: Get to know Noah

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: Selfies with Thor pic.twitter.com/LaGoQccw94

1:17 p.m. ET: Breaking news: Brandon Nimmo is smiling

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: The biggest Little Leaguer, always smiling @You_Found_Nimmo pic.twitter.com/OBLjT9HxBN

1:10 p.m. ET: Mets in the house

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: The Mets are meeting Little Leaguers and taking in a game between Panama and Japan at Volunteer Stadium in Williamsport. pic.twitter.com/5jfKjj01mG

Tweet from @MandyBell02: The Mets are here! This may come as a huge surprise, but Todd Frazier is definitely a fan favorite. pic.twitter.com/wweGV8ZTmc

1:09 p.m. ET: Learn from the best!

Video: Little Leaguer provides Smith, Wheeler with advice

Video: Rhys Hoskins teaches a young fan his celebration

1:07 p.m. ET: Talking dingers with Big Al and Big Fella

Tweet from @Cut4: Big Al & a fan. #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/HwutTGeOSk

Tweet from @ToddZolecki: Hitting dingers. Big Fella met Big Al. pic.twitter.com/aNYsk5XC0D

12:55 p.m. ET: Superstar takes a moment to pose with Ramos

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: Wilson Ramos: ���Can you take a picture of me and Mo���ne?��� pic.twitter.com/APYuNdawqT

12:48 p.m. ET: That's a Major League view

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: Outstanding pic.twitter.com/wvnpFPhF1r

12:46 p.m. ET: Phillies feeling the love

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: The big fella has arrived #Rhys pic.twitter.com/x8Vxp3Rfby

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: Gabe Kapler: ���You got a Philies hat and a Mets shirt on man.��� pic.twitter.com/vXx0rMvTAf

12:39 p.m. ET: Hometown heroes

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: Seth Lugo and Ricky Bones meet the Puerto Rican Little League team from Bones' hometown of Guayama. ICYMI, their story: https://t.co/GfmNBpW2Th pic.twitter.com/7E0C9uxqk9

12:30 p.m. ET: Mets meet Little Leaguers

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: Jacob deGrom, Michael Conforto and the Mets greet Little Leaguers as they arrive at Williamsport Regional Airport. pic.twitter.com/QFTqxbWiqi

12:22 p.m. ET: Mets land!

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: The Mets have touched down in Williamsport for the Little League Classic. pic.twitter.com/xRXNyt1K9Q

12:17 p.m. ET: Phillies ride with Team Canada

Tweet from @Phillies: Riding with Team Canada! 🇨 #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/q1M6EkIjED

Tweet from @Npivetta27: Finding the Canadian love here in Williamsport at the #LittleLeagueClassic #PlayersWeekend pic.twitter.com/wm9BVsiNYE

12:04 p.m. ET: Superstar sighting

Tweet from @MandyBell02: Who is making everyone run from their prime positions in line to see the Phillies arrive? None other than Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod popped around the fence for a matter of seconds before he was spotted and a herd of people sprinted toward him. pic.twitter.com/lUtadY62OJ

12:02 p.m. ET: Phillies touch down
Tonight's home team deplanes in Williamsport, greeted by a host of excited Little Leaguers.

Tweet from @rhyshoskins: Momma we made it!! How cool is this welcome for all the kids!!! #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/hsgh4DqZdn

Video: Phillies arrive at airport for Little League Classic

11:50 a.m. ET: Waiting is the hardest part
Fans have made a path for the Phillies to walk through upon arrival to the Little League complex. Kids are lined up with balls and pens in hand, many in Phillies and Mets apparel, discussing who they most want to have an autograph from.

11:40 a.m. ET: Finch stops by Play Ball Park
Olympic softball gold medalist Jennie Finch stopped briefly at Play Ball Park to soft toss to Little League softball players from South Williamsport. She had a quick Q&A session and signed autographs for each of the girls. This is her first visit to Williamsport, and she is excited to be a part of the Little League history and atmosphere. More >

Tweet from @MandyBell02: Jennie Finch hangs out with Little League softball players from South Williamsport at Play Ball Park. pic.twitter.com/9R9OXQpy8b

11:25 a.m. ET: Little big leaguers

Tweet from @AnthonyDiComo: Mini Todd Frazier and Michael Conforto on the Little League World Series official program cover: pic.twitter.com/z9dMdw5TDI

11:06 a.m. ET: Meet the Mets
Brandon Nimmo and former Little Leaguer Michael Conforto mug for the camera as the Mets head to Williamsport.

Tweet from @You_Found_Nimmo: Here we come Williamsport! Can���t wait to spend time at the Little League World Series! #mets #lgm #LLWS #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/IcAyPnITtC

Tweet from @mconforto8: On our way to Williamsport! #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/luPtGdEXeT

10:46 a.m. ET: Kingery for a day
Scott Kingery will be one of the three Major Leaguers honored as Little League alumni today. 

Tweet from @ScottyJetp4x: Headed to Williamsport! #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/bFxw2LYaux

9:50 a.m. ET: Hang in there
Fans will get a sneak peak of the Mets and Phillies' Players' Weekend uniforms and nicknames tonight.

Tweet from @Phillies: The jerseys were hung in the lockers with care... #LittleLeagueClassic pic.twitter.com/r1St1tX14L

9:30 a.m. ET: Puerto Rico in the house
Carribean representative Radames Lopez Little League hails from Guayama, Puerto Rico, a hotbed of Major League talent that has produced stars such as Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario and Mets bullpen coach Ricky Bones.

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: This is Carlos Texidor, manager of the Guayama Puerto Rico Little League team. Texidor also used to coach Twins OF Eddie Rosario who grew up in Guayama. 🇵 pic.twitter.com/686RWlWJOa

9:19 a.m. ET: Welcome to Williamsport!

Tweet from @CespedesBBQ: Good morning from the Little League World Series where this Mexican pitcher is tossing absolute cheddar pic.twitter.com/peltwn4TJG