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Mayor Dean honors Goodlettsville Little League team

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Only a few weeks ago the Goodlettsville Little League team was not favored to go very far in the Little League World Series.

Now, the U.S. champion All Stars are still making their rounds in the community one week after winning the title.

Since they returned home on Monday, the U.S. champs have had a busy schedule. With something new every night, they've attended an event in their honor.

On Friday, baseball fan and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean invited the boys to his office for his congratulations.

"This was the No. 1 topic of conversation, and by the reception you've gotten this week, it still remains No. 1 topic of conversation," Mayor Dean told the boys.

Mayor Dean, who is a big baseball fan, did not want to miss the opportunity to honor the players and coaches. He presented each one with a certificate and a city pin.

"We're very proud of you, you did very well and you deserve all the attention you're getting and all the credit you're getting," he said.

Like any sports fan, the mayor was not going to let the team leave without getting a souvenir of his own.

He had all the boys and their coaches sign a keepsake bat to keep on display at City Hall.

"One day, when you're all playing in the major leagues, I'll have that bat," Dean said.

The boys' parents say they are handling the attention well and are still a little overwhelmed by it all.

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