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Attorney Johnny Garrett Invites Vanderbilt's Baseball Coach to Little League World Series

Nashville's City Paper
By Jerome Boettcher

Tim Corbin wasn’t too old for this moment.
Attending the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., always had been on his baseball bucket list. On Sunday, the giddy 51-year-old boarded a private jet and fulfilled that dream.

Vanderbilt's baseball coach couldn’t pass up an opportunity to cheer on Nashville’s “hometown” team and was in the stands to watch the Goodlettsville All-Stars knock off Petaluma, Calif., in an exciting second-round game.

“It was better in person than it is on TV. I can say that with certainty,” Corbin said on Monday, back at Vanderbilt and preparing for the Commodores’ first team meeting. “It kind of reveals every aspect of youth baseball that you can possibly see from the emotion to the winning and losing and the fans and the parents. It is really neat. It is the elite deal. It is the thing happening right now. I think it is great for the community.”

Corbin left Nashville at 7 a.m. Sunday and was back by 9 p.m. that same day, turning a 1,500-mile (roundtrip) adventure into a very long day trip. He joined Johnny Garrett, Ray Knotts and Brian Hayes, parents and coaches of Goodlettsville’s 8- and 9-year-old team who extended Corbin an offer to join them and their children on the trip.