Posted on February 11, 2015
A few months back, allegations were made that the feel good story of the year, the Jackie Robinson West Little League Baseball World Series run, was a fraud. We found those allegations pretty compelling at the time because of the evidence put forward. However, we weren’t surprised when they didn’t really go anywhere.
Fast forward to today and word broke that, yep, they cheated by assembling a team of ringers:
“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.
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.
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.”
And? Didn’t Rahm use the same sort of
boundary map when he was running for mayor last time?