The sad news that the Jackie Robinson West All Stars were stripped of their 2014 Championship title due to the alleged acts of adults, has caused an uproar, and rightfully so. Last year, this was the feel good story of the season.
They were the first African American team to actually win a U.S. Little League World Series, but apparently they cheated. After researching the teams background, it appears that they used boys that lived outside of its district to play on the team. It’s a rule violation.
Despite the behind-the-scenes moves, the talent, the tenacity, strength and motivation of these youngsters should not be forgotten. The youth who did nothing more but dedicate their time and focus to a game they enjoy, should not be punished.
So many people have expressed outrage and angst at the decision to declare the Chicago team as the U.S. Champions. The major of Chicago tried to intervene for the team, but the decision still stands. I guess rules are rules!
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BMWK, do you think they should take their Championship away?