The Little Leaguers from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West team have been one of the best stories to come out of the Little League World Series this year, capturing the attention of Major League players, celebrities and baseball fans from across the country.
On Sunday afternoon, the boys from the South Side were again the center of attention on social media before falling to South Korea, 8-4, in the Little League World Series Championship game.
The White Sox voiced their support for the kids, as did President Obama among others:
@WhiteHouse: Congrats to Chicago's very own Jackie Robinson West! We're all so proud of you. Good luck in today's #LLWS Championship Game. #GoTeamUSA -bo
@whitesox: #WhiteSox Director of Youth Baseball Initiatives @kevcoe is at the #LLWS championship game rooting on #JRW
Jackie Robinson West had a huge throng of supporters at the game in Williamsport, Pa., but there were many more following from back home at watch parties across Chicago.
@whitesox: Another awesome crowd at the #JRW watch party today. #LLWS #LetsGoJRW
@SeidelContent: Lots of cheers already as the boys from #JRW try to hold off South Korea.
@Suntimes: State Street is filling up for the Jackie Robinson West watch party #JRW #LLWS
There was also a tweet of encouragement from UCLA, Jackie Robinson's alma mater:
@UCLAAthletics: Good luck to Chicago's Jackie Robinson West at #LLWS! Thank you for honoring his memory and continuing his legacy.
Good luck to Chicago's Jackie Robinson West at #LLWS! Thank you for honoring his memory and continuing his legacy.- UCLA Athletics (@UCLAAthletics) August 24, 2014
As well as many others throughout the afternoon, including a former MLB player.
@JPBeastMode: Having played on the north and south side of Chicago it's great to see these kids uniting a city #jrw
Having played on the north and south side of Chicago it's great to see these kids uniting a city #jrw- Juan Pierre (@JPBeastMode) August 24, 2014