Chicago's needed moment of pride

Jackie Robinson West team already a winner in run to Little League World Series

Updated: August 14, 2014, 11:48 AM ET
By Scoop Jackson | ESPNChicago.com

Sometimes we all need a break. As a city -- one that has been in an epic and almost historic internal battle with itself for public reputation and universal perception -- Chicago needed a major story rooted in something other than Chiraq-ness to lift our spirit.

And again along comes a sports-related episode to change the narrative of our lives.

The Jackie Robinson West Little League team of Morgan Park will play Lynnwood Pacific in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on Thursday (2 p.m. ...

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