Pitcher for Jackie Robinson West: ‘We Know That We’re Champions’

Lexy Gross et al., Chicago Tribune, February 11, 2015

A pitcher for the Jackie Robinson West team said Wednesday that none of the players were “involved in anything that could have caused us to be stripped of our championship.”

“But we do know that we’re champions,” Brandon Green said at a news conference called hours after Little League International removed Jackie Robinson West as national champions and gave the title to a Las Vegas team the South Side team had beaten.

The Little League organization accused the team of placing players on their roster who did not qualify to play because they lived outside the team’s boundaries.

But Brandon said none of his teammates knew anything about a falsified boundary map that allegedly allowed ineligible players to be on the team.

“I don’t have much to say,” the Kenwood Academy student said at a news conference called by the reverends Jesse Jackson and Michael Pfleger. {snip}

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Standing beside him was his mother, Venisa Green, who said she was “blindsided” by the decision.

“No one ever reached out and called for a parent meeting to let us know that this was taking place, or that this was even on the table to take place,” she said. “It is just outright disrespectful.

“Fifty years ago, we couldn’t even play on the baseball field. And 50 years later, our boys not only played, they won, in front of the United States of America,” Green said. “This angers me, as we work hard, my husband and I, to keep Brandon out of the prison pipeline in the city of Chicago. It is our goal to make sure he is in the college pipeline, as all of my other 12 parents, who are not here with us today, would have their boys in the college pipeline instead of the prison pipeline.”

Repeating an complaint voiced by both Jackson and Pfleger, Green said it was “amazing to me that whenever African-Americans exceed the expectations, that there is always going to be fault that is found in what it is that we do. 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.”

Earlier in the day, the suburban youth baseball official who first raised concerns over the roster of Jackie Robinson West said the decision to take away the title was “sad but appropriate.”

Chris Janes, vice president of the Evergreen Park Athletic Association, said he raised concerns in August that some Jackie Robinson players apparently lived within the boundaries of other Little Leagues, making them ineligible to play with Jackie Robinson West.

Little League officials said in December that they had reviewed the roster and found no residency violations. But citing “new information,” they met Tuesday in Williamsport, Pa., and decided that Jackie Robinson West knowingly used “a falsified boundary map” to include players who lived outside the team’s borders.

“We’re talking about 12-year-old kids and that’s tough,” Janes said. “But it’s evident that (the team) broke rules and we all need to be held accountable.”

Little League’s decision means the national title now goes to the team from Las Vegas that Jackie Robinson West defeated in the U.S. championship game. The Jackie Robinson team also will have to vacate all wins from the 2014 Little League World Series tournament, including its Great Lakes regional title.

New champions.

The new champions.

In addition to voiding all of the team’s wins, team manager Darold Butler has been suspended from Little League activity and Michael Kelly has been removed as administrator of Illinois District 4.

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After falling to South Korea in the world championship game, Jackie Robinson West was feted with a parade in Chicago and made trips to the major league World Series and the White House. The story of the first all African-American team to win the U.S. title in a sport that has struggled to attract African-American players attracted headlines nationwide, and the good sportsmanship the young players showed on the field made them one of the tournament’s fan favorites.

GreatLakes

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News of the stripped title devastated Carol Thomas, 65, who lives across the street from the team’s South Side ballpark. She has watched for years as the team developed its winning strategy and could not believe some of the players didn’t live in the district.

“I don’t care what nobody says, those boys played their hearts out and deserved everything they earned,” she said on Wednesday. “This is dirty. These kids don’t deserve this hurt, disappointment. If the adults did something wrong, don’t blame the boys.”

Thomas said she hates to think about race, but she couldn’t help but think that the team invited extra scrutiny because it was made up of African-American boys who had to defeat neighboring majority-white teams.

She said Robinson West was formed, in part, because minorities weren’t well received on other district teams. Robinson also served more disadvantaged children who needed role models, father figures and the support of a team that could relate to their backgrounds.

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  • Easyrhino

    Have to wonder how many White “knockout game” victims will result from revenge attacks by black idiots for more fantasy racial injustice.

    • bilderbuster

      This time the Blacks might use baseball bats.

    • Wing-nut.

      Idiots? You are too kind.

  • propagandaoftruth

    Hey, when they let low IQ black thugs go to college for baxketball and feetsball then accuse White frat boys of all the rapes…

    Where was I going with this?

    Oh yeah, I don’t give a rat’s posterior.

    • LHathaway

      You should care. They cheated.

  • phorning

    “I don’t have much to say,” the Kenwood Academy student said at a news conference called by the reverends Jesse Jackson and Michael Pfleger.

    No surprise these two charlatans got involved. Little League baseball has a difficult time catching all the cheaters worldwide.

    • dukem1

      With Jackson and Pfleger leading the charge, seems like the prison pipeline has got the edge here.

    • Reverend Bacon

      Hmm. Let’s see: blacks were in charge, and they won. Is there anyone who thinks that this SHOULDN’T invite scrutiny? Of course, every winning team has probably been subject to the same scrutiny. This was just the team that they caught with ringers.

      • Sheik Yerbouti

        Exactly. After many auto races the winning car is dismantled to be certain nothing was out of order. It’s a way to preserve the integrity of the sport.

    • Robert Smith

      They beat one of the teamst 43-2. A twenty run lead is more than adequate to guarantee your win. The extra 20 is rubbing it in. I’m sure that game pissed a few people off.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    What’s up with Chicago baseball? First the Black Sox scandal, and now the Black Kids scandal.

    • Laura Dilworth

      Black sox scandal was a long time ago

      • Strider73

        True, but Chicongo has long been the most corrupt city in America. Recall how the Black Sox players’ sworn statements conveniently “disappeared” before their trial. Not surprising that the corruption filters this far down.

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        • Laura Dilworth

          Rothstein?

        • Christorchaos

          The term black sox alone is rayciss.

        • dukem1

          Chicongo!!! Excellent!

    • MBlanc46

      And our baseball is pure as the driven snow compared with our politics.

    • Nancy

      It’s The Chicago Way, apparently.

      • Realist

        Always has been.

  • Honestly I’m surprised this punishment happened.

    I thought the holy name of Jackie Robinson was too holy to blaspheme with actual standards, and that this team was too black to fail.

    As it is, the digital ediatrix of Ebony magazine is melting down over this decision.

    BTW, Jackie Robinson really had nothing to do with Chicago.

    • dd121

      Maybe some people are getting tired of the charade.

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      Just make sure you genuflect when you say da magic negro’s name, beeyatch!

      • Strider73

        As an AR denizen noted several years ago, ex-MLB commissioner Bud Selig’s obsession with Jackie Robinson bordered on necrophilia.

        • Necrophilia? Whoa, a variant spelling is just dying to get out of that one!

        • Charles Martel

          All part of corporate America’s kowtowing to the diversity idol

          To be generous, Selig may have been thinking that making a demigod out of Jackie Robinson would motivate more black Americans to play baseball. The percentage of black players has been declining for some time. As a baseball fan, I could care less. I also think it’s misguided. Most black yoof could care less about some old time ball player.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Jackson and Pfleger are acting like the investigation against this team is new and racial. It’s neither. Back when the coach from Evergreen complained that Jackie Robinson used illegal suburban players months ago, a Congresswoman who represented one of those suburbs even made a tweet stating two of the Jackie Robinson players were from the suburban Jr High School. And Sports Illustrated even honored one of the players in the Faces in the Crowd, listing his suburban home town. Kinda hard for Jackie Robinson to now say those kids really lived in the city, and not the suburbs. The coaches, parents, and players all knew they had illegal players on that team.

    • Tarczan

      My experience with youth sports, and in fact all sports is that the teams try to rig the demographic pools to gain an advantage. The thing about black teams is that they are so open about it and act so so put out when they are caught.

      • Christorchaos

        and no one can really tell their ages by looking at them like you can with whites, Shaving much?

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      You’re missing the point. Rules aren’t supposed to apply to them. Get with it. Jeez!

      • Dr.Bazzi

        Its called…..Black Privilege!

    • Jesse_from_Sweden

      Re-read the article…..
      That they did these tweets and honored the players etc was what tipped off Janes to what was going on.

      Noone “investigated” them, they just did salutatory pieces on them, without realizing apparently that they were describing the cheating in their adoration of the team.

      • Olorin

        THIS. Exactly this.

        The amazing element of the piece is that the league is standing up for standards and rules over social engineering and cheating. Its officials are putting themselves on the line.

        They’re going to take a lambasting for it, especially since the non-cheating winning team is woefully deficient in melanin and nappydome. And, I imagine, Perpetual Victimization.

        Old timey honest baseball people still burn over the Black Sox and the doping scandals that desecrated Wrigley. There is an enormous unacknowledged bank of resentment among baseball fans who still believe in fair play and don’t want to pay to watch cheaters and cyborgs play gladiator (there’s the NBA and NFL for that).

        But as Mammy Green typifies, playing the victim card means a perpetual “get out of honesty free” pass forever. Hold us to the rules? Dat discrimination, microaggression, terribul legissy, and disprit’ impack.

        A kid who is taught that lying, cheating, rule-bending, etc., is OK if you’re black is being groomed BY HIS OWN PARENTS for the “prison pipeline.”

        This all underscores that you can take blacks out of the ghetto…but the ghetto is marrow deep in blacks. A non-ghetto parent would have reacted very differently. “

        • bigdaddy

          I don’t know about that.

  • Truthseeker

    Repeating an complaint voiced by both Jackson and Pfleger, Green said it
    was “amazing to me that whenever African-Americans exceed the
    expectations, that there is always going to be fault that is found in
    what it is that we do. 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.”

    Of course. When you break the rules, holding you accountable is just an act of discrimination. With this kind of mentality, is it any wonder we see so many Black criminals?

  • TheMaskedUnit

    But … but … butt … Tom Brady had 2lbs. of air pressure leaked out of his football …

    • Whitetrashgang

      Out of one, the rest were about .10 under, just so you know.

  • dd121

    Blacks have come to expect an unfair advantage in everything they do. And they get mad if they can’t get away with it. Here, have a cup of “deal with it, and STFU”.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Reminds me of the scandal a few years ago when the star Taiwanese player was determined to be too old.

      Turned out he’d driven his wife and kids to the ball field and was seen celebrating in a bar later.

      There was also the Korean player who hit a 370 ft. homerun. The announcer said “did you see the 5:00 shadow on that kid?

      • dd121

        They’ve been cheating at World Series of little league for decades. Somebody could have stopped it if they wanted to stop it.

      • Nancy

        Really? That’s funny.

        In competitive cheerleading, new parents to the gym better come with a copy of your kid’s birth certificate, or you don’t step foot on the mat. It’s difficult to determine just by sight how old the girls are, mostly because there are so many blacks on each team (welcome to Atlanta).

        Some black girls, and all of the black boys, tend to look older: they’re taller and more capable on the floor. The girls can do jump splits so high, their feet extend higher than their ears. We have an 8-year-old black girl on my daughter’s team who’s as tall as I am.

        • Jesse_from_Sweden

          That is a big problem that so many people miss.
          A big racial problem, as it pertains to youth sport and transfers into adult sport.

          All races are not the same, some mature at different rates.
          For example, blacks seems to mature much quicker, having their puberty a year or so earlier, which accounts for their being “younger and younger” criminals.
          It also has a huge impact on youth sports, where age is a limiting factor and early maturity gives a definite edge.
          That then translates over to adult sports, because if you have to compete with athletes who are essentially one year older, then you’ll have a harder time making the team. And if you don’t make the team, then you won’t get any training and won’t continue with sports, so by the time you are catching up physical maturity-wise you are no longer in the competition.

          You will note in most professional sports that the white players tend to come from very heavily white areas and all-white schools, where they didn’t have to compete with early maturity black kids taking the slots on the team shutting out players from other races who for all intents and purposes were “younger” than them but still in the same age-bracket.

          We have that problem in Sweden, where arabs mature fast and so tend to make up a majority of youth league soccer players. And then they complain about racism because they almost never make the adult pro-teams despite being succesful youth-players.
          The reason being that the age-limit for the pro-leagues are based off of when swedes are considered fully physically mature, and so have caught up (and superceded).

          • One of the JRW players had the start of a moustache.

            The main reason is that the age cutoff for Little League is such that one can be 13 years old and still be age eligible. Incidentally, the Little League executives are as of next season moving back the age eligibility cutoff to prevent that, and I suspect that race and taking away this black early puberty advantage has more to do with it than they would care to admit.

  • Dave4088

    This also happens in Chicago high school public league basketball so instead of talent being diffused throughout the city’s schools it’s concentrated on a handful of teams (and often just two or three). This all star talent allows them to dominate other city and suburban schools and capture the state title and a national ranking.

    I wonder if the all white team will get invited to the white house?

    • Christorchaos

      all NCAA and highschool sports are about as “amateur” as my eye … nowadays

    • Charles Martel

      Yes, the film Hoop Dreams did a very good job covering this phenomenon, as well as the dysfunction in black families. I am still shocked the film wasn’t branded as racist and given the Donald Sterling treatment.

  • whatodopeople?

    Reverse Gerrymandering?? Indeed, hehe!!

  • dukem1

    Someone should advise Ms. Green that 50 yrs ago was 1965,,Probably more African American pros in MLB than there is now.
    These people wear their ignorance around their neck like some kind of medal.
    Amazing!

    • TomIron361

      Correct about how many black homegrown ballplayers there were back in 65 compared to now. Like everything else, they have no staying power. Everything with them is an illusion. They are nothing without us.

  • Drifter745

    Clicked in the link to see the comments on the original story. It’s funny how a large portion of these liberal, minority-cheering rags have no place for comments. Odd.

    • Strider73

      Earlier today I sent AR the CBS Chicongo article on this subject. Not surprisingly, comments were disabled.

  • cherrie greenbaum123

    Another opportunity to take responsibility for something that was inherently wrong has been wasted. The adults in this situation have encouraged the children to complain when things don’t work out and to insist that they are right after all. The kids will undoubtedly grow up to be the successful whiners/complainers/cheaters as their parents.

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    Notice how the blacks don’t find fault with the dishonest clown who used a falsified boundary map and instead blame whites? Typical prejudiced blacks. You know they would be screaming from the rooftops if they caught the white team doing what they did and won because of it.

    • It would be an international scandal, with front-page headlines worldwide, protest marches, candlelight vigils, t-shirt slogans, and Obama.

  • Capn Dad

    This is no big surprise. According to negroes the rules do not apply to them. Much the same as the laws do not apply to our negro president. I would be surprised if anyone reading this report is surprised.

    • libertarian1234

      “Much the same as the laws do not apply to our negro president.”

      Right on. He not only disregards proper protocol he ignores the law, and stupidly offers such illogic as, “Congress won’t do their job, so I’m forced to act.”

      Which translates to “Congress won’t do what I want them to do so I’ll ignore them and do what I want on my on. And if they impeach me my people will tear this country apart just as Farrakhan threatened to do if blacks do not get their way.”

      And that’s his attitude and the facts of the situation in a nutshell.

      And he’s right. The elitist weenies wouldn’t dare impeach him, because rioting and civil war would jeopardize their assets, money and power and send the economy to the bottom.

      But impeach him is what they should do. The only way we can get rid of the black menace is to respond with the utmost vigor to their violence and mayhem and get it over with once and for all so we can concentrate on the betterment of this country again…not the slow deterioration, which will eventually result in the same kind of violence but at a later date.

      • Capn Dad

        Exactly. I like to call it the “OJ Simpson Factor”. They couldn’t find him guilty of murder because if they had the negroes would have burned LA to the ground. Two white people were not worth losing a city over. Same with Ovomit. A long time ago I figured out that there will be only one way that the nation will be saved but like you I don’t see it happening.

        • willbest

          They didn’t find him guilty of murder because the DA was a bloody moron and let the defense stack the jury full of black women that hate white/asian women for stealing the handful of black men that make money.

          • Capn Dad

            You made my point. That’s how they saved LA. They couldn’t very well just come out and say he’s really not guilty could they? Ovomit: I can’t tell you I hate America because if I did you wouldn’t vote for me. Lying is how they get their way.

        • Except Marcia Clark bet on black women in the jury because she thought they’d side with sex over race. In reality, they sided with race over sex, and found OJ innocent to punish Nicole Brown for having “stolen” OJ from black women.

          • rebelcelt

            I remember when the verdict came over the radio and there were several of us in a room at work. There were about 6 whites and one black female. We sat in expected but disappointed silence. The one black female was visibly excited and happy and immediately left the room to celebrate.
            Also, I remember the local t.v. station showing the reaction of black students gathered around the t.v. at the University of Memphis. They exploded in an uproar of victory.
            Everybody understood that this was a black man getting away with murder. I think a few whites started to understood the true nature of blacks that day, and the hate they have for whites. Even more started to question some long held beliefs that afternoon. But, in the end Nicole got not what she may have deserved but , what a woman can reasonably expect when fooling around with a black man. Violence.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Tammy King, whose child Eddie King Jr. was hailed as a proud son of south suburban Lynwood by the village’s mayor, said her family lives within the Jackie Robinson West boundaries.

    “We used to live there years ago, but do not live in Lynwood anymore,” she said. “I’m in the city of Chicago but I do not have to disclose where I live.”…..

    Another story of The Man trying to keep down poor black kids and make sure they don’t get ahead, right?

    Or is it blacks who believe rules don’t apply to them?

    Don’t get your way? Threaten violence and death to those who call you out.

    CHICAGO —

    Evergreen Park Athletic Association Vice President Chris Janes, who first called for an investigation into Jackie Robinson West’s boundary changes, says he has received several threatening phone calls, including death threats, since the team was stripped of its U.S. title Wednesday.

    “We got about 50 messages, I only listened to a few. Some were gibberish … saying things like ‘You’re an a——.’ A couple said, ‘You deserve to die.'”

    “I’m not really concerned. People have been leaving s—– emails and voicemails.”

    Janes said he has support from the local police.

    • MBlanc46

      Rules are for whites.

      • John Smith

        So are taxes and gun control.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Except “Rules for Radicals” – which have been used against the White Race to great effect.

        –tactics which We need to use against our enemy.

    • TruthBeTold

      Jesse Jackson is begging the white team to do the right thing and give the black team the title.

      • Vito Powers

        Was it Jesse or Kanye that wants whitey to do the right thing and give the award back? I always get my obnoxious Negroes confused.

  • Magician

    Race issues aside, good teams and bad teams win and lose all the time in baseball and hockey.

    But if the black team did end up defeating the white team, the mainstream media would have started discussing this match and praising the black team non-stop for the next five months.

    • Fathercoughlin

      When in doubt fall back on black

    • MBlanc46

      There was a big spread about them in the Chicago Tribune just recently. They just had to keep reminding us about these magic Negroes.

  • Tom_in_Miami

    It looks as if both teams are guilty of discriminating against the many highly talented little girls who weren’t allowed to play along side by side with the boys. Call Michelle to look into this.

    • LHathaway

      Girls have been allowed to play on all boys teams since 1974, if it’s to their advantage for if they simply want to (and girls do have a definite physical advantage over boys from ages 9 to 14). Boys, on the other hand, are not allowed on traditionally girls teams, no matter what. Lefties see this as discrimination – against girls.

    • Charles Martel

      Perhaps you should google Monae Davis. . .

  • Had this team been playing in an all black league and been found to be cheating in the exact same manner, what would be the outcome? How would the argument play out? Would race still be injected into the equation?

    Conclusion: If there are White people in the vicinity of black people breaking the law, bending the rules, or ignoring standards of civility, common sense and reason, the White people will be blamed for the actions and proclivities of the blacks.

    Conclusion to my conclusion: Keep black people at a distance and inoculate yourself from their depravity and lunacy.

    • Christorchaos

      gunfire, im thinking

      Had this team been playing in an all black league and been found to be cheating in the exact same manner, what would be the outcome? How would the argument play out?

      • Sheik Yerbouti

        Same as Chuck E Cheese disagreements, violently and in front of the children.

    • Vito Powers

      Was “separate, but equal” such a bad concept? Even now, Negroes have their own magazines, groups, and even awards ceremonies like the NAACP Image Award.

      Stories like this expose just what lying hypocrites Negroes are. Can Negroes ever accomplish anything on a level playing field without affirmative action, contract set asides, etc? How much do standards of behavior have to be dumbed down to accommodate these people?

      • Under the circumstances, “separate, but equal” was the only sensible and rational approach at the time. But that was like putting on a band-aid to cover up some cancer. It only gave the illusion of a solution. Meanwhile, the disease continued to metastasize and grow underneath that band-aid to a point where it could no longer be covered up.

        Two vastly different and competing organisms residing in the same space will……. well, we all know what will happen. Black people needed to be led by black people, without the influence of Whites. White people needed to be led by White people, without any notion of being a racial Petri dish of the world. This is truly an impossible task for members of a single nation. Our forefathers messed up badly on not emphasizing the ramifications of ignoring a racial threshold in a nation. We need to fix it so that our children and grandchildren aren’t having this same discussion in the future.

  • Spaniard in LA

    This happens all the time. Several years ago my nephew’s 12u team was kicked out of the USSSA World Series because the coach had two players that did not meet the age requirement. Till this day he still continues to cheat.

    • A great example of this was the highly publicized 2001(I think) Little League season where a pitcher from the Bronx(I think) was found out to be 2 years over the age limit. His team made it all the way to the LL World Series — they lost. Once the officials found evidence of his age, the team was forced to forfeit its wins and the kid’s father was banned for life from the Little League for falsifying the birth certificate.

      This is what happens when you cheat and get caught.

      • Strider73

        You are right on both the time and the location. The CBS article I read today mentioned it.

      • Spaniard in LA

        The Domincan Republic is known to falsify birth certificates. I believe Miguel Tejada lied about his age. The MLB scouts thought he was 16 years old and in reality he was in his 20’s.

      • Danny Almonte.

  • willbest

    Ironically, there probably wouldn’t have been an investigation if the media didn’t turn it into such a feelgood story and interview everybody related to any of the players and stick those into primetime. Probably peaked the interest of somebody in the little league organization with some off-the-cuff remark.

  • Dr.Bazzi

    A fitting picture of the Black Fuhrer with his he woman wife with their kindred for “Black Fantasy Month”.

  • mrfinoni

    If you can field a stacked team it gives and unfair advantage. That is why schools must play other schools of comparable size, A, AA, AAA….etc. If you break the boundary rule its cheating, period. Like speeding not knowing is not an excuse. You must pay the penalty. Sadly the Black dream team will go down in history as a bunch of cheaters. This is wrong! We need to make a movie exploiting the evil White men behind this scam. It was probably Clint Eastwood the pro-American racist.

  • Christorchaos

    SNOOZE!:

    “Fifty years ago, we couldn’t even play on the baseball field. And 50 years later, our boys not only played, they won, in front of the United States of America,” Green said. “This angers me, as we work hard, my husband and I, to keep Brandon out of the prison pipeline in the city of Chicago. It is our goal to make sure he is in the college pipeline, as all of my other 12 parents, who are not here with us today, would have their boys in the college pipeline instead of the prison pipeline.”

    Shes learned the victimhood lines well, hasnt she?

    • Olorin

      Also seems to use the word “pipeline” a lot. Ahem.

      • Christorchaos

        I’d be interested in hearing that word pronounced ebonically too……

        • TCA

          I’ll have a go:
          ‘pie plime’

          • Spoda Be

            Well done!
            P.S. I still have a hard time remembering to call it Class B.

  • Dawn Marie

    There is going to be a celebration for the cheaters this Sat. Feb.14, not sure on the time, at the Rainbow Push Organization. JJ and the black wanna be priest are putting it on to reassure them, they are still champions. And to let them know, “it’s racist”! Sickening.
    Sadly, the boys from Vegas deserved all the glory, parades, magazine covers, etc. and the sheer joy of winning. Being the best. They deserved it and instead, the cheaters cheated them out of their victory. Will they get an apology? Doubtful.
    How much money was bet and lost/won, due to this intentional indisgression. Will they get their money back? Doubtful. With blacks, it’s always a lose-lose situation.

    • Charles Martel

      People bet on Little League games??

      • Strider73

        Not legally, but rest assured it happens. Like office pools on the Super Bowl, World Series, NCAA basketball tournament, etc.

  • ncpride

    “Fifty years ago, we couldn’t even play on the baseball field. And 50 years later, our boys not only played, they won, in front of the United States of America,”

    What pathetic use of the race card here, and as per usual, completely irrelevant to the story at hand. We have come to expect negroes whining when they have to abide by rules and laws. As far as I know, district rules apply to every school in the country. If their coaches broke the rules, blame THEM and enough with this made up ‘racist’ junk. When our son plays a sport, we have to provide proof of residency, and a birth certificate. Get over it and play by the rules, stupid.

    • Charles Martel

      I just quickly looked up the 1965 MLB stats: 4 of the top 5 home run hitters were blacks (Mays, McCovey, Billy Williams and Frank Robinson) as were 3 of the top 5 in batting average (the other two were black Hispanics, Clemente and Tony Oliva).

      So much for the race card. . .

    • Christorchaos

      Yep. Like “75 years ago, we couldnt even walk into a jewelry store. Now we are being accused of not paying our layaway, tch!”.

  • MartelsGhost

    “But we do know that we’re champions,” Brandon Green said.

    Silly little troll, he spelled cheaters wrong…………………

  • John Smith

    Gibs us dat….

  • benvad

    It’s like soccer all and anything to win whether it’s by the book or cheating. Anything goes.

    I’ve noticed all the disputable societies on earth all originate with lies. Pathetic really.

  • fgbrunner3

    JRW cheated, End of story.

  • rentslave

    At least all of the kids were natural born citizens.

  • Ograf

    Notice how Carol Thomas so easily dismisses the fact they cheated. They worked their hearts out she says. They deserve everything they have earned. That may be true Mrs Thomas, but they did not earn the title fairly. How quickly she dismisses their wrong doings, and realizing that may not be enough she plays the race card by talking about undue scrutiny because they are black. I guess in that culture it is this , It doesn’t matter how you play the game but winning is all important, no matter what we have to do. Of course it somehow is the White mans fault.

    • Olorin

      “Ahmo lie and cheat my way out of dese here pipelines.”

      Yeah, that should work just dandy.

  • johningermany

    Looks like Michelle and barack will be on their way to Las Vegas soon to congratulate the legitimate winners. Yeah, right.

  • Gunter Mabuse

    I wonder how long it will be before Obama weighs in on this decision during a national press conference. As an aside, I wonder how many of these players had played in their own “legal” leagues before being recruited for this one? No one thought it odd when a coach showed up with a map showing that boundaries had suddenly changed, and now they were eligible to play in this particular league, when they were not before? It’s been noted in many media stories that this coach recruited “star” players from other Little Leagues.

  • Vito Powers

    This just in!

    The Negro team denies the allegation and they resents the alligator ….

  • Germanic Depressive

    You know, seeing this highlighted for me just how incredibly rare blacks actually being held accountable for anything is.

    This is the first time in a long time I can remember seeing a black group (as opposed to an individual black criminal) actually be held to a standard rather than just endlessly tiptoed around.

    It really goes to show just how untenable multiracial societies are, particularly with blacks, because a healthy society requires people to be held accountable and to not be able to hide behind their group category for unearned sympathy.

    It’s a completely toxic dynamic when that sort of thing is possible because corruption just festers within those groups.

    Multiracial societies will always, permanently have a neurosis about race.

    • Weisheit77

      I forget who I’m paraphrasing, but “Multiracial societies are the most boring because all people talk about is race.”

      As a frequent visitor to white enclaves in Germany I can attest to the validity of this statement. My Americans friends and I spend most of our time discussing race issues, while in Germany they are almost never brought up.

      Or an anecdote. I was talking to my Chinese friend about the shooting in UNC. She said do you think it’s a hate crime? Well, that pinched a nerve and I unloaded on her about how stupid “hate crimes” are, the uneven ways they’re applied, the noxious notion that someone can attempt to define acceptable hatreds and unacceptable hatreds, etc., ad infinitum ad nauseam. Finally, I did admit that the fact someone is different than you and making you angry might make you react quicker than if it was an “in group” member. Finally, she said, “In Beijing we don’t have this problem. Everyone is alike. You can’t accuse someone of hating you for your culture, skin color, religion, or language.”

    • Strider73

      This is the first time in a long time I can remember seeing a black group (as opposed to an individual black criminal) actually be held to a standard rather than just endlessly tiptoed around.

      The only other instance I can recall offhand is the 1988 Dallas Carter HS football team. A year or so later they were stripped of their state championship for using several ineligible players. In the meantime, quite a few players engaged in TNB and were thrown in jail. (NOTE: The film version of Friday Night Lights partially dramatizes the final — “partially” because in real life Permian lost in an earlier playoff round.)

  • Ringo Lennon

    God bless Jackie Robinson West.

  • Joe blow

    Anybody else sick to death of these people?

    • Dr.Bazzi

      Yes, yes and yes.

  • Realist

    Too much importance is placed on sports
    Use of intellect is the only worthwhile endeavor of humans.

    • Olorin

      Not everybody has intellect. Organized sports can be very healthy for those of us who do–teaches teamwork, grace in losing, honesty, the benefits of physical effort, the lessons of subsuming our egos to shared endeavor, pushing past limits, and, of course, healthy competition and a zeal for winning.

      That is the best of it. Without that physical and social challenge and grounding, intellectuals can become egotistic, solipsistic, demanding, sore losers, whiners, schlubby lumps, pie-in-the-sky thinkers, and willing to throw any game for their own comfort.

      Consider your average social “scientist,” for example.

      • Weisheit77

        Ahh… Just let him and John Engelmann email each other; if it’s not the same person, of course. Personally I like my brains with some brawn. But where did we get to this false dichotomy of either you’re a pencil necked, bird chested, geek or a overgrown man-beast? And while I know anecdotes don’t make a point I’ve know plenty of effeminate idiots and more than a few athletic intellectuals.

        Not to mention that exercise helps the mind think better and more efficiently. These super geniuses live in a world where the blood stream going to your brain isn’t the same one flowing through your other organs as well, I guess.

      • Realist

        “….. honesty….”
        I thought the article was about an all black baseball team that lied about where they lived?
        But from your response, along with Weisheit77’s I see you both are sports freaks with minimal intellect.

    • Weisheit77

      Tell that to the genius who had tried to defend himself with a book… Say like Bonifiatus. Is this John Englemann’s other account?

      I’m tired of you IQ worshipers.

      Here’s a novel concept…a strong warrior, who is skilled in combat, the sciences, the arts, history and language. I’ll take that any day over the Realists and Engelmanns of the world.

      Here’s a newsflash. Israel doesn’t defend its borders with bookish nerds and neither does Japan.

      • TCA

        I believe Bossman is Englemann’s other account.

      • Realist

        “I’m tired of you IQ worshipers.”

        Sounds like you are trying to
        pump up your ego.

        “Here’s a novel concept…a strong warrior, who is skilled in
        combat, the sciences, the arts, history and language. I’ll take that any day
        over the Realists and Engelmanns of the world.”

        Being physically fit is always a
        good idea. But it does not require obsession with sports.

        “Here’s a newsflash. Israel doesn’t defend its borders with
        bookish nerds and neither does Japan.”

        That is true….they do it with
        American taxpayer’s money and high tech.

  • White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. “The fact is, you know, some dirty dealing by some adults doesn’t take anything away from the accomplishments of those young men.”

    Yep, you guessed it. In a world where black people are put in a position of authority, what you get are slyly worded comments from their spokesmen that essentially say cheating is only wrong because you got caught. The “accomplishments” they achieved were built on a foundation of deceit that was meant to give them an advantage over other teams, but since they’re black, it’s really all just a testament to their hard work.

  • crockadoodle6

    ‘But Brandon said none of his teammates knew anything about a falsified boundary map that allegedly allowed ineligible players to be on the team.’

    Right. And he ‘found’ the bike he is riding.

    I’ve given up looking for a mute button on the single-station radio that plays only one tune.

  • Fifty years ago, we couldn’t even play on the baseball field.

    Fifty years ago was 1965. Black kids in Chicago could play baseball on baseball diamonds in 1965.

    This angers me, as we work hard, my husband and I, to keep Brandon out of the prison pipeline in the city of Chicago.

    Teaching Brandon about the consequences that come from cheating and rule breaking is a good way to keep him out of that (mythical) pipeline.

    Repeating an complaint voiced by both Jackson and Pfleger, Green said it was “amazing to me that whenever African-Americans exceed the expectations, that there is always going to be fault that is found in what it is that we do.

    That’s because it is almost always the case. In the rare occasion when it’s not the case, that black success isn’t a result of cheating or affirmative action, the crabs in the bottom of the bucket all start yelling out in unison, “oreo,” “tom.”

    Little League’s decision means the national title now goes to the team from Las Vegas that Jackie Robinson West defeated in the U.S. championship game.

    But the Vegas team will not get a White House invitation.

    “I don’t care what nobody says, those boys played their hearts out and deserved everything they earned,” she said on Wednesday. “This is dirty. These kids don’t deserve this hurt, disappointment. If the adults did something wrong, don’t blame the boys.”

    And also:

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. “The fact is, you know, some dirty dealing by some adults doesn’t take anything away from the accomplishments of those young men.”

    Here’s the thing about competitive team sports. The purpose of it is to teach the ethics of team competition and cooperation. The whole team wins or the whole team loses. It’s to prepare boys and young men for warfare which is a binary collective pass-fail proposition. The soldiers fought hard but the generals were such first class screw ups, meaning the whole country loses.

    Thomas said she hates to think about race, but she couldn’t help but think that the team invited extra scrutiny because it was made up of African-American boys who had to defeat neighboring majority-white teams.

    Actually it was almost by accident that the rule breaking was discovered.

    • crockadoodle6

      Very good. But I seriously doubt it was an ‘accident’ that the fraud was discovered. My guess is that they knew back in August, tried to cover it up but when an aggressive journalist dug into the facts and found the reproducible proof they caved. Blacks will lie even when they don’t need to.

    • Weisheit77

      Simply brilliant…

  • At least one person wasn’t sympathetic to the fate of the Jackie Robinson West team that was stripped of its U.S. Little League title on Wednesday.

    Former major league pitcher Mark Mulder thinks the penalty was a long time coming.

    Mulder, who pitched for the Oakland A’s and St. Louis Cardinals during a nine-year career, grew up in South Holland and played against Jackie Robinson West about 25 years ago.

    Mark Mulder

    JRW little league has been cheating and doing things the wrong way since I played them as a kid. Sad that those kids are taught that’s ok.

    http://chicago.suntimes.com/baseball/7/71/361384/mark-mulder-jrw-cheating-long-time

  • crockadoodle6

    Wait for it……… Midnight baseball. Or a Chicago ‘guns for baseballs’ day. Or an all Negro Little League subsidized by you-know-who and ‘stealing’ second base is a legal rather than sports reference. Just explain that three strikes applies to home plate and not the state law that keeps the local black ‘home away from home’ at the no vacancy capacity. And the concept of ‘you get a walk’ does not mean ‘no felony charges’ or ‘no witnesses’ came forward. And an umpire doesn’t carry a night stick, mace and a side arm.
    Unfortunately, most tats will be covered by the standard uniform which does not have black and white stripes or orange which may make the preteen black feel unwelcome and awkward.
    Just replace the National Anthem at the start of the game with Snoop and give the black team an automatic 50 points….60 if they all show up on time and 100 if a relative (momma, gra-ma, unca, antie) comes sober and completely clothed.
    Can you believe the white racists who apply logical rules, standards and integrity to a 150 yr old game?

    ‘May I speak to Mr. Holder….Eric, is that you? Yea, it’s Boo. Boo Boo Bama. Get to Chicago….quick….”…’Oh…And send a couple of FBI guys over to the WH. We’re missing some stuff since that little league team was here and there is a crusty brown stain on the rug in the Oval office….Yeah, I think one of those kids took a $hit on the rug and ate a house plant when I was distracted….?’

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    “I don’t care what nobody says, those boys played their hearts out and deserved everything they earned,”

    They broke the rules, but this one doesn’t care. When you bring in ringers to cheat a game, you get what you deserve. It’s impossible for a team to NOT know some of the players are “imports”.

    So every supporter of this is once again stirring up blacks to march on a lie. Played their hearts out? Hah. The other team did that and were soundly routed by a RIGGED match.

  • rebelcelt

    Well, you can do better than average when you recruit the best players from other districts and stack your roster with the best players from different districts. They knew the rules and winked at them like blacks always do. There is a reason blacks have higher crime rates. Because going by the rules is not what they do.

  • rebelcelt

    I would have thought that they would have just winked at it also.

    • bigdaddy

      believe me they tried.

  • Weisheit77

    So, just using their logic and playing Devil’s advocate… If a negro team beat them by using a multi-city or even multi-state recruiting strategy that was against the rules, dey’d be downs wit it, gnome sane? I means da youfs aint do nuffins…

  • IstvanIN

    According to Newsmax Dr. Reverend Royal Highness Jesse Jackson is charging racism.

  • Robert Smith

    I think a Justice Department investigation is in order here. We may have a civil rights violation.

  • So bringing in outside ringers to play is OK, but being disqualified is not? At that point, why keep score in the individual games? While we’re at it, college sports teams could bring in non-students and slip them all sorts of perks under the table. Wait a minute… the NCAA already allows that. My bad. Never mind.

    • Dr.Bazzi

      Isn’t Barry Soetoro better known as Barack Obama an outside ringer ( Foreign occupier) to play at President?

  • Rahm Emanuel is begging the Little League bureaucrats to give it back.

    Not coincidentally, there’s an election for Chicago Mayor next month.

    Though I don’t know what Rahm is so worried about with the election. He has no credible opposition.

  • BlueSonicStreak

    Genuinely unfortunate for the kids involved. They played on the team they were told to play on; it is not their fault that the adults around them were cheating to stack their team. I’m sure they really felt that they had done their best, and honestly won, and this will forever sour that experience in their memories. If you cherish your own childhood sports memories (especially winning any medals or trophies!), you have to know how much that will fester.

    Which is why I absolutely cannot believe the way that one parent went on about the “college pipeline” versus the “prison pipeline” as if they were physical things and this is a Mario game.

    If YOU – the adult – are willing to cheat a Little League, exactly which pipeline do you think you’ve already shoved your child toward?! Idiot.

  • Strider73

    It was great to see a Chicago sports team bring a championship to Chicago. It rarely happens.

    Well, the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup a couple of years ago. And the White Sox won the World Series before that. Best news of all: according to Back to the Future II, the Cubs will win the Series this year. Hallelujah!

    If anyone out there believes those kids and their parents didn’t know they were cheating, I have a national healthcare plan I want to sell you.

    I’ll sweeten the pot with a lifetime lift pass at Ski Miami. 🙂

  • dukem1

    Uh…why don’t you just shut up about my Browns.

  • Paleoconn

    Now they can use their baseball bats for how they originally tended to use them.

    This story is awesome. I would argue that Obama has the anti-Midas touch in that everything he gets involved in goes rotten, but that’s low-hanging fruit. He invited them to the White House cause they’re black. He would have invited them even if they had lost to the Vegas kids. Now he issues a statement that he is still proud of them and of what they accomplished as 12-year-olds on such a large stage. Ummm, Mr. President, ALL the little leaguers are 12-year-olds on that large stage. Well, with the exception of some cheating Dominicans, that is.

    Looks good on ya, Jackie Robinson West. Hail to the real champs from Vegas. Apparently, the Chicagoans tried to appropriate the Vegas phrase of what happens there, stays there, and thy wouldn’t get busted, but league officials were smart enough to catch the cheaters.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    Every one of them is working a scam of some kind. (Except a handful of black intellectual conservatives…)