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JACKIE ROBINSON RUMORS

Jackie Robinson West whistleblower Chris Janes arrested for assault

The man who dropped the dime that resulted in Jackie Robinson West vacating their US Little League World Series title was reportedly arrested for assault in a bizarre incident involving alcohol early Tuesday morning. According to Mark Konkol of DNAInfo.com, an intoxicated Chris Janes tried to enter a neighbor’s home at around 1 a.m. on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Rock rips Jackie Robinson biopic ’42’ in deleted scene from ‘Top Five’

The Jackie Robinson biopic 42 was generally a crowd pleaser. It earned a 79 percent positive rating from film critics on Rotten Tomatoes. (Here’s our review from 2013.) Baseball fans seemed to enjoy the film, as did those who follow the game’s history and one of its most important figures. But Chris Rock apparently didn’t care for 42. Or at the very least, the character he...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen: Baseball ‘Freezes Out’ Lower-Income Families

When Jackie Robinson West was stripped of its national Little League World Series title for violating residency rules Wednesday, shocked fans were left wondering how adults could destroy the dreams of preteens just to win. But Andrew McCutchen doesn’t see it that way. The Pittsburgh Pirates star wrote a thoughtful piece for The Players’ Tribune on...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks Fans Yell “Cheaters” At JRW Kids

The Chicago Blackhawks made a commitment to the Jackie Robinson West Little League team to host them for a game a few months ago, they honored that commitment last night. As many of you know, the JRW team was stripped of all their accolades for the 2014 season, which included a United States Little League Championship, after an investigation found them guilty of not honoring boundary...
Via Sports Mockery
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Parent says Little League whistleblowers also cheated

A parent whose son played for Evergreen Park Little League, the league that blew the whistle on Jackie Robinson West, claimed this week that the whistle-blowers are guilty of doing the same exact thing. Renee Cannon-Young claims her son Jacoby was recruited to play baseball for Evergreen Park back in 2011. Cannon-Young says her family...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Little League Team Stripped of U.S. Title After Using “Ringers”

What happened to Little League baseball? It was once all about children having fun playing the game they love. At least, that’s the way I remember it. However, that simply doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. It’s gotten too competitive and political, which is a crying shame for the children who want to just play baseball. The latest example of this is Chicago’s Jackie Robinson...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Little League Strips Jackie Robinson West Of U.S. World Series Title

The Jackie Robinson West Little League All-Stars are Little League champs no more. The Chicago-based team has been stripped of its national title from last summer’s Little League World Series after an investigation found the team violated residency rules, Little League officials announced Wednesday. According to ESPN, Jackie Robinson West added top players from neighboring Little...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Remember Dean Smith For Changing the World

Martin Luther King, Jr. Rosa Parks. Jackie Robinson. Dean Smith. While leading on the court, Dean Smith took an even more impactful leadership role in life as a civil rights leader in a newly desegregated South in the 1960s. Many know that Smith brought in the ACC’s first African-American player in Charlie Scott. What is most remarkable are the stories that are being shared about...
Via The Student Section
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson West Little League accused of cheating

Jackie Robinson West, the Little League team from Chicago that represented the United States in the Little League World Series back in August, has been accused of cheating. Last week, a report indicated that the US champs — who eventually lost to South Korea in the final — had players on its team who were...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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