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 Posted: Fri Feb 13th, 2015 06:34 pm
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Chitown Rich wrote: For the record the team is 100% black.

The mayor of the city and the governor of the state had tons of photo ops with them. They also went to the White House to meet President Obama. The Cubs and the White Sox gave them days at their ballparks.
This was not your typical Little League story here in Chicago. It was front page for days. There were viewing parties in various parts of the city.

Thousands of tee shirts went on sale and sold out during the Series.

I have no idea where this story is going to wind up.


You just knew. Where's Al ?



Little League Baseball vacated all of Chicago-area Jackie Robinson West’s wins from the 2014 Little League World Series tournament on Wednesday.

After investigating allegations that several players on JRW do not reside within the team’s district borders, LLB stripped the team of both it’s Great Lakes Regional and U.S. national

Despite the open and shut nature of the case, several of the team’s supporters — including Jesse Jackson and Michael Pfleger — stated at a Wednesday press conference that JRW’s punishment had nothing to do with any possible recruiting infractions and was born purely through…


According to Rev. Jackson, “this decision is untimely and inappropriate at this time. It should not take six months after a team has played a championship game to determine eligibility to play the game in the first place… Is this about boundaries or race?”

Rev. Pfleger’s comments expressed the same core message: “When you’re going over to voter registration and going to birth certificates and doing all this time of hunting and a witch hunt that’s been going on for the last number of months, I can’t help but wonder the question if the same thing would have been done with another team from another place, another race.”

While the team’s supporters made ample references to skin color, neither the Reverends nor the players’ parents mentioned Darold Butler, the team’s manager, or Michael Kelly, the league’s district administrator; both have been identified as the scandal’s masterminds and have been indefinitely suspended from all Little League activity.