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PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 1:  Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates talks with ESPN before the National League Wild C
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 1: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates talks with ESPN before the National League Wild Card game against the San Francisco Giants at PNC Park on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

A bunch of 12-year-old kids had their hearts broken this week. Jackie Robinson West, a team from Chicago’s South Side, won the U.S. title at the 2014 Little League World Series. They achieved their dream in dramatic fashion. I remember watching their pitcher give up the go-ahead homer against Nevada in the title game and he was so crushed that he physically doubled-over on the mound. His team fought back and won in an amazing game, and the joy on that kid’s face after the final out was something that made even me jealous.

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