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Postby Leisher » Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:24 pm

Last year marked the first time ever that an all African American team won the U.S. Championship.

Turns out they might have been cheating.

That's pretty shitty if true. All the adults involved should be banned for life. Those kids accomplished a special season last year, and its now tarnished because adults want to game the system.
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Postby Leisher » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:40 am

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Postby Leisher » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:53 am

The inevitable "this is about the color of their skin" bullshit begins.

Let's completely ignore the fact that they were indeed caught cheating red handed using players from outside their district.

Wait a minute! The race card has been played...cue the vultures and race baiters...
At a news conference held at Rainbow PUSH Coalition headquarters, the Rev. Jesse Jackson called the decision untimely and inappropriately harsh. The Rev. Michael Pfleger questioned whether racism played a role in the extensive investigation.

"I can't help but question whether the same thing would have been done with another team from another place - another race," he said.


Yes, because the finger of criticism should clearly be pointed at the organization enforcing the rules rather than the adults who broke them. And I can't help but question why you don't care about the rights of other teams who didn't cheat? Maybe it's because of their skin color? Racist.

"It is amazing to me that whenever African-Americans exceed the expectations, there is always going to be fault that is found in what we do," she said. "Little League says that they teach character and they teach courage. Well, this isn't an act of courage, and this sure isn't an act of character."


So they should have been allowed to get away with cheating because that's an act of courage and character?

"These are our kids," said James Jones, 54, who dropped by the Jackie Robinson West ballpark to lend his support. "They made us proud. The world we live in don't have much to offer black kids. They can't come out to play without worrying about getting shot or pulled into a gang.

"These boys were a light for us on the South Side, and they still are. They are champions to me today and forever."


Now that's a good statement. Those kids are winners and it's unfortunate that their success is tainted by the actions of some unscrupulous adults. Grown ups will use this as a moment to teach these kids what those adults did wrong, and they'll do so while still celebrating what the kids accomplished.
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Postby Malcolm » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:00 am

So they should have been allowed to get away with cheating because that's an act of courage and character?

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Postby Leisher » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:59 am

LL Softball scandal.

How could the parents sit there and watch that shit? I would have been livid. Hell, if the other team had any self-respect they could have started bunting too.

Iowa protested the game but the Little League Softball World Series did nothing, so the Des Moines Register says they appealed to the governing body — Little League International. Little League International determined there was some funny business, so they forced a game between Iowa and Washington to determine who would advance to the semifinals along with the North Carolina team.


I love that after the local authorities sat on their heads, the international body stepped in, and as punishment made Washington play Iowa, exactly what they were trying to avoid. Great resolution. NC doesn't get punished for winning, and Iowa gets a chance to play.
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Postby TheCatt » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:53 pm

Game today at 11am (not sure what time zone)
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Postby TheCatt » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:40 am

Iowa won 3 to 2. Team that threw game is going home.
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Postby Leisher » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:55 am

Nice.
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