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Best police report ever:


Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Thu Feb 19, 2015, 04:16 AM (49 replies)

Gato Malo

You talkin' to me?
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Feb 17, 2015, 09:11 AM (5 replies)

Evergreen LL VP that dimed Jackie Robinson West admitted his LL also had ineligible players

Association vice president Chris Janes — the whistleblower in the Jackie Robinson West saga — told the Sun-Times on Thursday his Little League has violated residency rules, but only so the league didn’t have to turn kids away from its house league.

Janes stressed Evergreen Park has never violated residency rules in picking its All-Star teams, which is why the rules exist.

Renee Cannon-Young alleged on a Channel 7 report that her son, Jacoby, was recruited to play in the Evergreen Park Little League in 2011.

Janes said he “vaguely” remembers the child in question.

“Looking at him in the picture and trying to remember who he was, if he played in our league he was about 7 or 8 years old in 2011,” Janes said.

Little League rules mandate that any participant in a given Little League must either live within the boundaries of that league or go to school within its boundaries. That rule includes a league’s All-Star and house-league teams.

But Janes said that Evergreen Park isn’t in the business of turning kids away from playing baseball.

“Full disclosure: There is a Little League rule buried somewhere that says if a kid doesn’t live in your boundary, he shouldn’t play baseball for you at all,” Janes said. “Forget about tournament teams and all that. Every year, we have a handful of kids from Chicago that end up playing in our league. We’re just like this oasis in the middle of Chicago,” Janes said.

“What happens is we have a boatload of Chicago people that drive to Evergreen every day and work here, and as result, they drop their kids off either with another relative or in a day care facility in Evergreen. So every year we get a handful of folks saying, ‘We don’t live here, but we’d like to play baseball for you here.’ ”

In each of those cases, Janes said that Evergreen Park Little League volunteers meet with each of those parents and explain that they will be allowed to play in their house league. But because they do not live inside the Evergreen Park Little League boundaries, they cannot play on any of Evergreen Park’s All-Star teams.

“I will tell you 1,000 percent that we have never, ever, ever had a kid on one of our All-Star teams that wasn’t in our boundaries,” Janes said.
House league teams play only within their own league. So Janes scoffs at the notion that Evergreen Park would have recruited the child in question — there’s no benefit to recruiting for a house league.

Sanctimonious hypocrite.
The rules don't allow Little League players to play in another district FOR ANY REASON.

AND they knew well before the LLWS that Jackie Robinson West had 'ineligible' players. Bet they waited to speak up until maximum attention and thus embarrassment could be achieved.

Investigate every single team and clean up this mess. JRW is being unfairly singled out.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Fri Feb 13, 2015, 09:19 AM (33 replies)

BREAKING: The Jackie Robinson Little League Team has had its 2014 wins vacated

for using ineligible players. The U.S.title will go to the Las Vegas team.
Per ESPN TV-Mike & Mike show
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Wed Feb 11, 2015, 07:58 AM (43 replies)

The people of Iceland took care of an anti-gay preacher who came to speak. Lol

Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Feb 8, 2015, 11:28 AM (5 replies)

BREAKING: Coach Dean Smith, retired coach of the UNC BB team, has passed.

Sad news per @UNC_Basketball: Former head coach Dean Smith has passed away at age 83. http://t.co/oGqdS0sbKO

Here is an article about what he did:

A salute to a true warrior. He stood up for equality when few did. He was much more than a basketball coach.
RIP Coach Smith....
You fought the good fight.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sun Feb 8, 2015, 09:21 AM (10 replies)

BREAKING:Multiple killed, including children, and others taken to hospital after Douglasville, Georgia shooting,

@mpoppel: BREAKING:
Multiple killed, including children, and others taken to hospital after Douglasville, Georgia shooting, officials tell @BNONews

Checking for more info. Just reported.

And it's breaking my heart...
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Sat Feb 7, 2015, 04:48 PM (23 replies)

Boo Radley

"To Kill a Mockingbird" was a pivotal point in my career, we have been waiting for the second book. Congrats Harper!

Boo was my hero!
I love it when Scout says "Hey Boo" at the end of the movie. Her voice is so full of wonder.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Feb 3, 2015, 03:08 PM (4 replies)

FYI-I just pre-ordered Harper Lee's new book on Amazon.

I typed in her name and kept scrolling down. It has a blue cover because the real cover has not been revealed.
I noticed some people saying they couldn't find it.
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Feb 3, 2015, 02:03 PM (0 replies)

Dear gawd. Isis supposedly posted a video of the Jordanian pilot being burned alive.

Waiting on confirmation. Link from BBC:

No words.....
Posted by Are_grits_groceries | Tue Feb 3, 2015, 12:15 PM (22 replies)
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