On Monday, as the moon passes over the sun and blocks out the sky through one path of the country, seven minor league baseball teams will be affected by the timing in various parts of the country.
They are the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, Idaho Falls Chukars, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Nashville Sounds, Greenville Drive, Columbia Fireflies and Charleston RiverDogs. To celebrate the occasion, and for some teams work around the delay caused by the eclipse, the organizations are breaking out some special uniforms and events.
You can see the full list of events for each team with a Monday game (only six of them do) here. The special events range from programs put on by NASA scientists to pre-game educational events to a mid-game delay for a game specifically played in the morning to revolve around the event.
Friday’s game action begins with the international side of the bracket. Hills Little League from Sydney, Australia will take on Tokyo Kitasuna Little League from Japan in a 2 p.m. ET game from Volunteer Stadium, one of two ballparks used for the Little League World Series.
The final game of the night is a matchup in the United States bracket. North State Little League from Greenville, N.C. represents the Southeast, battling kids from Sioux Falls Little League in South Dakota, representing the Midwest. Those two teams will play at Lamade Stadium at 8 p.m.
The winners on Friday will advance to play Thursday’s winners on Sunday. The teams that lose on Friday will play in elimination games on Saturday. The Little League World Series is a double-elimination tournament.