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Old 02-16-2014, 09:01 PM
 
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Baseball's Ten Most Shameful Events
(Just my opinion)

1. Cap Anson forces baseball to ban Fleetwood Walker, creating a color bar that lasted 58 years in 3 pro sports.

2. The 1919 Black Sox World Series

3. Performance enhancing drugs.

4. The players strike that cancelled the 1994 World Series.

5. The Designated Hitter.

6. Bowie Kuhn awards playoff spots to Yankees and Dodgers at mid-season in 1981.

7. The asterisk on Roger Maris' record.

8. The cancellation of a week of games after 9-11.

9. Bud Selig declares a tie in the All Star Game.

10. A tie-breaking wild card game when there is no tie.

Honorable Mention: TV Networks controlling game scheduling and imposing blackouts.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:05 PM
 
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2. Ty Cobb going into the stands to beat up a cripple who was heckling him.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:08 PM
 
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3. The phillies abuse of jackie.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:12 PM
 
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5. Not letting Ruth manage after his playing career was over.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:18 PM
 
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7. Bonds, Sosa, McGwire.
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Old 02-16-2014, 09:32 PM
 
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How is the cancellation of games after 9/11 a shameful event? Wasn't it meant to be a gesture of respect for the victims and an acknowledgement that something more important than baseball was taking place?

Let's bump that from the list and replace it with Calvin Griffin in 1961, explaining to a Minnesota Lions Club gathering why he decided to move the Washington Senators to Minnesota.
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"I'll tell you why we came to Minnesota. It was when we found out you only had 15,000 blacks here. Black people don't go to ballgames, but they'll fill up a rassling ring and put up such a chant it'll scare you to death. We came here because you've got good, hardworking white people here.
Calvin Griffith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:57 AM
 
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How is the cancellation of games after 9/11 a shameful event? Wasn't it meant to be a gesture of respect for the victims and an acknowledgement that something more important than baseball was taking place?

Let's bump that from the list and replace it with Calvin Griffin in 1961, explaining to a Minnesota Lions Club gathering why he decided to move the Washington Senators to Minnesota.

Calvin Griffith - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gotta agree with you on this one. MLB would've had to cancel at least 3-4 days of games regardless due to inability to fly - charters were not given priority over clearing out airports. It was impossible to play at Shea due to it being a staging area for 9/11 logistics. A week was not a big deal.

Griffith was a piece of work.

I'd add MLB's shameful dismantling of the Expos, treating them like a fat carcass for other teams to feed on in the 2-3 years leading up to relocation to DC.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:05 AM
 
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Letting the Cubs play every year !
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:37 AM
 
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The reserve clause

The owners firing Fay Vincent, replacing him with one of their own
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:25 AM
 
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9. Bud Selig declares a tie in the All Star Game.
I'll add an addendum to this, to where the ASG result now determines home-field advantage in the World Series. Imagine that, a group exhibition event determining an advantage or disadvantage in the sport's championships over which a team had no control, just to cover up the commissioner's own faux pas.
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