Little League Team Stripped of Title - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-11-2015, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
Sage
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 36,770
Back To Top
Little League Team Stripped of Title


CHICAGO ó Little League International has stripped Jackie Robinson West of the national title that the Chicago team won last summer after an investigation revealed it had falsified boundaries to field ineligible players.
In a stunning Wednesday announcement that came months after the all-black team, whose ages ranged from 11 to 13 years, captured the attention of the country and the hearts of its hometown, the baseball organization said it also found that after the league had changed the boundaries, some team officials went to surrounding leagues to convince them to go along with what they'd done.
"This is a heartbreaking decision," Stephen D. Keener, the Little League International president and CEO, said in a statement.
"As painful as it is, we feel it is a necessary decision to maintain the integrity of the Little League program. No team can be allowed to attempt to strengthen its team by putting players on their roster that live outside their boundaries."
The team has been suspended from Little League tournament privileges until new leadership is found. The team's manager, Darold Butler, is also suspended, and an administrator from the district that includes Jackie Robinson West has been removed from his position, according to the statement.
The march of the team riveted the city, all the way to its loss in the world championship game to South Korea, and when it was over, thousands of people lined Chicago's streets to catch a glimpse of the boys as they were paraded by bus from their South Side baseball field to a downtown park.
There were countless heartwarming stories about the team, including an effort by major-league players to contribute money so the parents in the blue collar community could attend the World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and another about Cubs players huddled around a television watching the team during a rain delay at Wrigley Field. The team was treated to a trip to the major-league World Series and to the White House to meet President Barack Obama and the first lady, Michelle Obama.

In October, the organization launched an investigation when a coach from a nearby suburb alleged that Jackie Robinson West had violated rules by poaching top suburban players. The story, which was first reported by DNAinfo.com, appeared to end in December when the national organization said it had uncovered no violations. But the organization said it would reopen the investigation if new information surfaced. About that same time, the organization learned of questions about boundary maps involving multiple leagues, and the investigation resumed.
"Little League International ... learned that Jackie Robinson West Little League knowingly expanded its boundaries to include territory that belonged to other leagues in the district without the approval from the other leagues or the Little League International Charter Committee" and used the "falsified boundary map for their 2014 tournament," the organization said.
League officials did not immediately return calls for comment. Throughout the investigation, the team has maintained that no cheating occurred.
This is the third time in the 68-year history of the Little League World Series that Little League International had vacated wins after an investigation had revealed wrongdoing. In 1992, a team from the Philippines was disqualified and in 2001 a team from the Bronx was disqualified.

Itís funny until somebody gets hurt, then itís hilarious
dc 21 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-11-2015, 09:31 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Philly
Posts: 4,273
Back To Top
Re: Little League Team Stripped of Title

Mother of one of the kids blamed everyone but the coach and made it racial. There is no way in the world them parents didn't know cheating was going on , no way at all.
Goldfinger is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-11-2015, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
Sage
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Philly, PA
Posts: 36,770
Back To Top
Re: Little League Team Stripped of Title

They played the race card and have Jesse backing them up. Not a word about the kids they cheated out of a chance to play in the finals or even get to the LLWS.

I agree with you, there is no way the parents didn't know what was going on.

Itís funny until somebody gets hurt, then itís hilarious
dc 21 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-12-2015, 01:45 AM
The Man
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Bradford Co., PA
Posts: 5,376
Back To Top
Re: Little League Team Stripped of Title

Bunch of bull the way they are playing this out!! They cheated, they got caught, NO DOUBT they all knew what was going on, and now they want to cry about it and being racially discriminated against now???? Give me a break people. Then she says with ole Jesse standing behind her "50 years ago we couldn't even play". Well guess what, it isn't 50yrs ago and it isn't our fault what happened in the past, and now you can participate, rightfully, and YOUR COACHES AND PARENTS CHOSE TO CHEAT. Get over it and feel sorry for what you did to your kids and what you TOOK AWAY from all of those other teams. They took away a chance of a lifetime from every other team they illegally beat, and that right there isn't right. Any coach or league member that had anything to do with it or any knowledge of it should be banned from little league for life.

Living the life one day at a time.
Hunterknapp16 is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-12-2015, 01:45 AM
The Man
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Bradford Co., PA
Posts: 5,376
Back To Top
Re: Little League Team Stripped of Title

This above is coming from a LL coach.

Living the life one day at a time.
Hunterknapp16 is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-12-2015, 09:32 AM
The Man
 
buzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bradford County
Posts: 8,129
Back To Top
Re: Little League Team Stripped of Title

The only thing racist about this, is the parents using the race card and the idiot Jesse backing them, they are the racist here !
They cheated, got caught, and paid the price. They all knew they were cheating. What if a all white team would have beat them, and it was learned they cheated the same way............would they not want justice.........your dam right they would.
The parents, coaches, and administrators involved should all be proud of themselves for teaching those kids that cheating to win is okay. The kids who knew they were cheating, and certainly some if not all knew they were, should also feel the shame that the parents should be feeling.
What type of adults will those kids turn out to be if they are taught that cheating to get what you want is ok, and if you get caught, just play the race card and people will forgive you...........they all deserve the shame they are getting !!

If you read the comments on the articles posted on yahoo about them playing race card, they are overwhelmingly against their claims, in fact, of the few dozen I read, I did not see one supporting them. In my opinion, playing the race card just puts more shame on the entire organization for trying to justify what they did.

Your never to old to learn something stupid
buzz is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-12-2015, 11:47 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: 2A-Wash. Co.
Posts: 16,205
Back To Top
Re: Little League Team Stripped of Title

Shut up Fleroo. Shut up Fleroo. You'll be throw in the penalty box. That's it, breatheeeeeee. Deep breaths.

2A-Wash. Co.
Fleroo is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-12-2015, 04:10 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Retired_Rusty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Susquehanna Valley
Posts: 4,641
Back To Top
Re: Little League Team Stripped of Title

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fleroo
Shut up Fleroo. Shut up Fleroo. You'll be throw in the penalty box. That's it, breatheeeeeee. Deep breaths.
Ohmmmmmmmmm... ohmmmmmmmm... ohmmmmmmmyGod!

ďThere is Truth in the Old Saying, That if you make yourself a Sheep, the Wolves will eat you.Ē
Benjamin Franklin, 1773
Retired_Rusty is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-12-2015, 05:57 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: North Central PA 2G
Posts: 2,198
Back To Top
Re: Little League Team Stripped of Title

saw the woman talking on TV last night, she said her son had played for several different LL teams in years past.
47studebaker is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-13-2015, 09:41 PM
hap
Senior Member
 
hap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Chester County Pa.
Posts: 10,207
Back To Top
Re: Little League Team Stripped of Title

No surprise coming out of a corrupt city of Chicago.

IMO,12 year old kids are not stupid.
Everybody,coaches,parents,and players were aware.

Anybody here play little league ball and tell me they wouldn't know if ringers were on their team.
I certainly would have.

This thing was about as Fair as the joke PIAA Football championships

5C,5D,3C.
NRA.Part time scientist.
hap is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome