Following Walter Payton College Prep's refusal to play Gwendoly Brooks College Prep. last weekend because of safety concerns, the Brooks baseball team suffered a politically correct amount of emotional trauma.
Never one to miss exploiting something negative - no matter how small - Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended Brooks' Monday night game. And, according to reports, those who attended felt the mayor's visit was "enough to heal hurt feelings."
"Just his presence here made the community feel like they're somebody," said Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Principal D'Andre Weaver. "It made them feel respected and loved."
Apparently there is crying in baseball. Or at least whining, along with hot dogs, cracker jacks, and politicians acting like children themselves.