One of the things I enjoy most about living in Abilene is the people. From the seniors in our community down to our youth, there's an Abilene spirit that can be felt here. Speaking of spirit, Texas is wild about its youth sports. Fiercely passionate.

Recently in the world of Little League baseball, the Wylie Abilene team had an outstanding season making it all to the Southwest Regionals. Unfortunately, they lost to a very powerful Tulsa National team. However, what impresses me most is the drive these young men have. True warriors out on the field. What's more impressive than that is the sportsmanship that is instilled in these athletes.

The below video features two very good teams. Texas East and Oklahoma (Tulsa National). The Wylie Little League team played both of these teams. First Wylie beat Oklahoma, then lost to the Texas East team. After going on to play Oklahoma again, Wylie was knocked out of the competition. Watch the sportsmanship these young men show after one player gets hit in the head with a pitch and then comforts the pitcher.

 

Impressive. I remember when I was at that age competing in Kids Inc. athletic events. Our team looked very forward to those Saturdays at the track and field competing against other teams throughout our city. Whether we won or lost, it was always important for our team to huddle up and congratulate the opposing team. Many were friends I knew even though we weren't on the same team. It does my heart good to know that these morals and values are still in place with today's young athletes.

Competitive sports are extremely popular all over the world. However, you don't have to be a sports nut to appreciate a good team mascot. Keep scrolling to see some Texas professional sports mascots you'll probably recognize.

The Definitive Ranking of Texas Professional Sports Mascots

I am a Dallas fan for pretty much everything, except baseball. Sorry, grew up in Baltimore so the Orioles are my team. However, when it comes to my mascot list below, I am being 100% honest. I think my choices will honestly shock you.

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