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Author Topic: Say it ain't so, Joe!  (Read 40 times)

Offline Fansome

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Say it ain't so, Joe!
« on: October 10, 2019, 0420 UTC »
A century ago this week, eight players from the Chicago White Sox conspired with professional gamblers to rig the outcome of the World Series, enabling the underdog Cincinnati Reds — and bettors in the know — to win. The scandal, which was uncovered almost a year later, has come to be seen as baseball’s “loss of innocence,” the cause of fans’ diminished feelings for the game they once adored and a mortal blow to the nation’s confidence as it entered the 1920s, a  decade of disrespect for elders, contempt for institutions and worship of the fast life and the fast buck.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/09/opinion/black-sox-scandal-1919.html

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Re: Say it ain't so, Joe!
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 2001 UTC »
Watch how you talk about gamblers! Pro sports wouldn't exist without them. They're saints, they can't help if cheap owners underpay the players and ref's. Someone has to make sure those poor guys can feed their families.

Boy, Great-Uncle Arnie made a pile on that Series.