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Yankee Hell Number 13 won't be retired, but soon, it will be gone

The Yankees' obsession with retiring numbers invokes a cool, futuristic scenario where someday, as the oceans are creeping upon Steinbrenner Field, some fattie DH waddles out of the dugout wearing No. 134. Eighteen Yankee numbers are retired, with three more to go this summer.If Bill Dickey and Yogi Berra hadn't shared number 8, and Mariano Rivera and Jackie Robinson didn't both...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Earlier start times in store for some April and May night Indians games

The Cleveland Indians are usually among the teams in Major League Baseball that have poor home attendance in the months of April and May. It can get quite cold in Cleveland on a spring night and with children in school it can be tough for some people to justify spending money for tickets when it’s both chilly outside and early school night bedtimes. To help address these situations...
Via Burning River Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 42

Sure, the ups and downs of the standings might be frustrating for some to see their arch-rivals at the top with them during such an exceptional season so far, but who would have thought in August of 2014 that the Islanders would be at this point almost 60 games into the season? While I could have done something clever by tying in Brooklyn and Jackie Robinson (a childhood hero of...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Earl Lloyd, NBA’s First Black Player, Dies at 86

Earl Lloyd, the man that broke the NBA’s color barrier back in 1950, has reportedly passed away at the age of 86. Lloyd’s death was confirmed by his alma mater West Virginia State, who released this statement Thursday night. The State family mourns the loss of a fellow Yellow Jacket and trailblazer who was a true champion both on and off of the basketball court,” West Virginia...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates' McCutchen recalls how family couldn't afford to showcase his baseball skills

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 Friday about how the institution...
Via Fox Sports
14 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
14 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson West enjoys night at Blackhawks game

  Chicago's Jackie Robinson West has received a warm welcome at the Blackhawks' game against New Jersey after it was shown on the videoboard just days after Little League International stripped the team of its national championship. The players were in a suite for Friday night's game, and there were loud cheers when they were recognized during a stoppage of play in the first period...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Little League team hears cheers at NHL game

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago's Jackie Robinson West has received a warm welcome at the Blackhawks' game against New Jersey after it was shown on the videoboard just days after Little League International stripped the team of its national championship. The players were in a suite for Friday night's game, and there were loud cheers when they were recognized during a stoppage of play in the...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-MLB pitcher Mulder: Jackie Robinson West Little League has always cheated

Jackie Robinson West Little League was stripped of its US championship on Wednesday after a lengthy investigation revealed that the team used players from ineligible districts. According to former MLB pitcher Mark Mulder, this was nothing new for the Chicago-based team. Mulder, who grew up in South Holland, Illinois, played against Jackie Robinson West in Little League 25 years ago...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson West Players are Victims to Their Parents, Coaches Manipulations

Monday as I was heading home from my evening commute, an unnamed caller took to the airwaves of 670 The Score’s “Boers and Bernstein” show. She seemed innocent enough. The women identified herself politely as an avid listener of the show as well as someone who possessed an opinion on the scandal surrounding the Jackie Robinson West Little League team. Simple enough, right...
Via Sports Mockery
17 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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago mayor attempted to restore Jackie Robinson West's title

  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried personally to convince the president and CEO of Little League International to rescind the decision to strip the Jackie Robinson West team of its national championship. Little League International confirmed that the mayor made the call Wednesday afternoon to Stephen D. Keener, as first reported in the Chicago Sun-Times. The organization did not...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago mayor asked that Little League return team's title

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried personally to convince the president and CEO of Little League International to rescind the decision to strip the Jackie Robinson West team of its national championship. Little League International confirmed that the mayor made the call Wednesday afternoon to Stephen D. Keener, as first reported in the Chicago Sun-Times. The organization...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago-based Jackie Robinson West team stripped of Little League World Series championship

Jackie Robinson West stripped of 2014 Little League World Series title for illegal use of players.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
18 days ago

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
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Little League Strips Jackie Robinson West’s Championship

Chicago has seen it’s fair share of negative media coverage of the city’s violence, to very positive press on campaigns done by influential people such as #SAVECHICAGO by Chance The Rapper, and the idea of Barack Obama’s presidential library being built-in the South Side of Chicago. But, nothing beat the U.S. Little League Championship of Jackie Robinson West, the team out...
Via Baseball Essential
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago's Little League championship team stripped of title

CHICAGO (AP) 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 captured the attention of the country and the hearts of its hometown, the baseball...
Via AP on Fox
19 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Robinson West stripped of Little League World Series wins

Little League International announced Wednesday that the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago must vacate its wins from 2014 Little League World Series because of residency issues with some of the team's players. In addition, Darold Butler, the coach of the team, has been suspended. Little League International CEO Stephen D. Keener issued this statement: "For more than 75 years...
Via Fox Sports
19 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
20 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 Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Posnanski opens up about the sad state of journalism in Augusta

Journalism is at the same time an editorial endeavour and a business, and the divide (or lack thereof) between the sides has always been a subject of much debate. This week, Joe Posnanski revealed one time when the business side appears to have trampled the editorial side. In the wake of black golfer Charlie Sifford’s death Tuesday, Posnanski wrote on his personal blog about how...
Via Awful Announcing
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Golf Loses A Pioneer: Charlie Sifford Passes Away At 92

The golf world lost one of it’s greatest treasures Tuesday when Charlie Sifford passed away. He was 92.  Sifford broke golf’s color barrier in 1961, earning his PGA Tour card after the tour desegregated. Because of this, he was considered golf’s Jackie Robinson. Just two months ago, Sifford became the third golfer — along with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer — to be...
Via Back9Network
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Sifford, the 'Jackie Robinson of golf,' dead at 92

Charlie Sifford, the first black golfer to compete on the PGA Tour and who has often been called the "Jackie Robinson of golf," died Tuesday in Cleveland, according to multiple reports. He was 92. According to cleveland.com, Sifford's son Craig said his father, who had a heart infection, died of cardiac arrest. Sifford reportedly suffered a stroke in January. Sifford was born in...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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