nova wrote:Gregs Kite wrote:nova wrote:TheWolf wrote:nova wrote:Spook Little League Team Stripped of Title.
There must be something bigger, because stripping them of the US title for creatively drawing boundaries/poaching is a bit excessive. I think there are probably bigger issues - maybe an ineligible player? - that they're trying to cover up.
How is this different than an ineligible player? They brought in players from outside their area. Said players are by definition ineligible to play for their team. I'm all for a good cover up, but I think this one is exactly what they're reporting.
My thought is that the boundaries are often nebulous, and I'm sure that it's something that happens more often than not. This also is why Little League is becoming a dying piece of nostalgia in favor of AAU or other travel ball because of these arcane rules.
As a somewhat levelheaded black, do you find anything remotely racist about this? Are they getting picked on because white Merica cants handle a team of lil Jiggas winning shit?
No, this isn't racism but there are racial elements at play. It seems like there were people who were disbelieving that a team of black kids from the South Side could win against their precious angels who had been privately coached and tutored four nights a week at a pristine complex in Suburbia, Midwest USA. Likewise, it seems like an awful lot of resources to sink into investigating a team where only two or three members would be returning and a threat to repeat. I think there is a lot of "no fucking way" when it comes to black people doing things outside of what whites expect. For instance, I'm sure these kids have had their birth certificates pulled multiple times. Wouldn't put white people hiring private investigators to follow the kids around to make sure they're not going to a high school or something. I don't think the ends justify the means. If these kids lived in a neighboring town, and they fudged the lines to get them on JRW....I say no harm, no foul. If they're bussing these kids from outer suburbs, then it's shady. White people are just better at these things, and will rent an apartment or something long enough to establish residency and be above board.
Soooo...you're saying it's racism.