Over the years we've traveled with many of the families to various venues for baseball tournaments. So our team knows how to pack and travel to these events. As we were packing up at the end of one tournament someone jokingly suggested I should make Dawg Bags for the team. What a great idea! So I got busy and in one week I had made 18 bags. I made one for each mom, personalized with her player's number. I presented them to the moms at the NYS Big League Tournament in Wappingers Falls later that week. I knew it might be the last tournament we'd travel together, as several players would be too old to play with this team next year. Well, our team won!! The Cicero Dawgs are the 2013 New York State Big League Champions. The boys went on to represent New York State in the Regional Tournament in Dover Delaware. They were eliminated in the championship game by the New Jersey State Champions. Unfortunately, the New Jersey team was asked to leave the Regional Tournament in South Carolina. They were not able to field a team after 7 players were caught on surveillance cameras vandalizing a door in the Southern Wesleyan University gym where they were staying.