We can learn a lot from the kids who have participated in the Little League World Series this year. Our newest lesson? How to properly exchange handshakes with an opponent after a tough loss. Despite losing the Little League World Series 8-4 to South Korea, Marquis Jackson of Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West showed great sportsmanship and some excellent fist bumping with his entertaining, (semi?) coordinated handshake with a member of the champion South Korean team.
Jackie Robinson West won the US bracket heading into the LLWS final, but the team from Seoul, which had outscored its first four opponents 34-13 heading into the championship, proved too much to overcome.
Still, Jackie Robinson West, featuring kids from the South Side of Chicago, did its city proud with strong play and even stronger sportsmanship.
Shout out to #LLWS U.S. champions, Chicago's own Jackie Robinson West All-Stars. You made your city and country proud.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 24, 2014
#JRW, thank you for inspiring our city with your positive attitude, spirit & success. You young men will forever be champions of Chicago.—RE— Rahm Emanuel (@RahmEmanuel) August 24, 2014