All right, so we want to turn now to the little league baseball team that captured the nation's attention and our hearts. Jackie Robinson west from the south side of Chicago had such an unbelievable... See More
All right, so we want to turn now to the little league baseball team that captured the nation's attention and our hearts. Jackie Robinson west from the south side of Chicago had such an unbelievable run, making it all the way to the championship game of the little league world series before losing to south Korea on Sunday in a score of 8-4. We are joined now by this hero imteam and their coach, their leader, derrald butler. Is it true that the president of the United States called you and you put hum im on hold? It's going to sound like that. But we were just about to go live on ESPN, "Sportscenter." So when the call came through, I did ask if there was any way he could call me back in five minutes once we got done with "Sportscenter." What was it like leading this team that would just not give up? Right now it's still unreal. I'm proud of the guys. They battled the whole entire time. We came up the loser bracket and found a way to win four or five games straight. I'm proud of the guys, happy for the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois and everybody who rooted for us. Trey, this is Lara Spencer. Congratulations. Going back to your game against Vegas, you were a hitting machine. 3 rbis, a homer. How does it feel to be the best team in America? It was great to be the best team in America because, I mean, we're U.S. Championship. That's real big for us. We're great Lakes. Great Lakes is supposed to lose all the time. It's supposed to be like west or Japan or South Korea. So it's real big for the great Lakes and the U.S. Region. And coach, I want to ask you, guys, feel free to jump in. Representing the south side of Chicago, the mayor said you guys are the pride of Chicago, rham emanu Emanuel. How does it feel to speak to the if I and overcome so much and become part of this story we're talking about? It's huge to have the mayor supporting us and throwing the watch parties at home. We had a chance to take a look at a few of the clips after winning games. And it was like watching the bulls win in '96, people were running in the streets and celebrating and cheering. We love the support and very happy that everyone was proud of us. A little birdie told us there's quite the brakes for you guys when you get back. You indeed are the pride of the south side, the pride of Chicago, and the pride of the usa. Congratulations. Thank you so much, we appreciate it. Take care, and thank you for not putting me on hold, coach. You're welcome. And there's going to be fireworks and a giant parade. So well-everybody is deserved. You outranked the president. Coming up next, Jennifer Ann
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