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 Posted: Sun Feb 15th, 2015 07:09 pm
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lobo316 wrote:
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?”

He's right, but for the wrong reason.  Surely someone should have been checking eligibility before they even played a match.  Over here, for the development teams, every player has to be properly registered with birth certificates &c to confirm they are toe correct age.

As it is, the team they beat in the first round has as legitimate a gripe as the team that lost the final.  Who's to say that the first-round losers weren't the best pukka side in the tournament?

Plus had they entered a bona fide side with players from the same neighbourhood they may have won.

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.

This makes no sense.  Is there a "did so" missing before the semicolon?