Little League Controversy: Professor Responds

Kids on the Jackie Robinson little league team from Chicago pose with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in the Oval Office.

It's two months before the Cubs and White Sox embark on their annual dates with disaster on the ballfield, but Chicagoans are focusing on a little league controversy:  the Jackie Robinson West Little League team losing its World Series title over allegations players were selected from beyond the team's boundaries.

The College's Marisha Humphries, PhD, associate professor of educational psychology was featured on WTTW's Chicago Tonight breaking down how the controversy is affecting the team's players from a psychological perspective.

"At the end of the day, it’s the kids who went to practice and worked really hard and won, and they’re being stripped of that, and that’s really hard," Humphries said. "People are saying they’re going to get over it, but that’s a really tough statement:  they’ve lost that high, and they’ve been put down."

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