At Rainbow PUSH it was breakfast on the menu, and the boys of Jackie Robinson West on display.
Darion radcliff was just one of the us little league champs, still basking in the glow of their title; “I thought we would come home, everybody could congratulate you. I didn’t know it was going to be like this. You have people supporting us from all over chicago.”
Marquis Jackson had similar feelings, “It made me feel good. Like we brought the city out to do something good. We brought people together for an event.”
For two weeks, the boys from the South Side caught the attention of the country, inspiring thousands around Chicago to watch the games.
On this day, the guys honored their former rival Mo’ne Davis, who also grabbed headlines during the series. The star pitcher from Philly just happens, she says to be a girl in a sport full of boys; “We were really close with them. Right after we lost to them we were hanging out with them. We became close friends over the two weeks that we were there.”
The Reverand Jesse Jackson said he wants to set up bank accounts for all the players and send them to Disney World, a trip befitting National Champs, even if some players, after a huge parade and rally are ready to step out of the spotlight, for now.