After publishing yesterday's Vanderbilt baseball, the elephant in the NCAA college baseball recruiting locker room around dinner time last night, I saw the 2nd Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State College World Series baseball game was rain-delayed. I saw no updates before I turned in. On waking this morning, I saw online that Vanderbilt imploded and Mississippi State exploded,13-2. The final game for all the marbles is tonight at 6 p.m. CST on ESPN.
This also was in the news this morning, regarding the 1st game, when Mississippi State gave up 7 runs in the 1st inning and lost 8-2:
BASEBALL AMERICAVanderbilt Parents Subjected To Racial Slurs At College World Series FinalsBy Teddy Cahill on June 29, 202
During Monday’s College World Series finals game between Mississippi State and Vanderbilt, racial slurs were directed at parents of some of Vanderbilt’s players by people who appeared to be Mississippi State fans.Clinton Yates, a columnist for The Undefeated, first reported the incident.
Kristyna Engdahl, Director of Communications for the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority in Omaha, on Tuesday released a statement to local media.
"We understand there was an interaction between fans on Monday night that involved use of racial slurs. We absolutely denounce this behavior and are saddened to learn that it took place in TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Tonight, we will take additional security measures to ensure that everyone may feel safe in our stadium. Also, we are reminding the public that you may text our Guest Services Department for assistance at any time by texting OMAHA [space] your issue and location to 69050."
Vanderbilt athletic director Candice Storey Lee tweeted a statement on Monday.
“I am deeply troubled that some of our student-athlete parents were subjected to racist slurs during last night's game,” Lee said. “This is absolutely unacceptable and disgraceful behavior, and such hateful language has no place anywhere in our society.
“To the family members who were impacted, please know that you have my full support. And you absolutely have the wholehearted support of not only Vanderbilt Athletics but all of Commodore Nation.”
Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen also tweeted a statement on Monday.
“We join Vanderbilt in declaring such behavior unacceptable and in direct conflict with the values of both institutions and our fan bases. The college World Series serves as a celebration of the entire sport of college baseball. Highly inappropriate events must neither be tolerated nor allowed to detract from the on-the-field accomplishments of the student-athletes and their teams who have earned the right to participate on this national stage.”
Also saw online this morning and wondered how any Republican, with a straight face before God, can claim to be against slavery and white racism, and oppose this House of Representatives bill?
NEWSWEEKFull List of 120 House Republicans Who Voted Against Removing Confederate StatuesBY EWAN PALMER ON 6/30/21 AT 5:32 AM ED
The House of Representatives has voted to remove all statues of Confederates from inside the Capitol building. The legislation passed 285-120.All those who voted against are Republican representatives, of which there are currently 211. As expected, dozens of Republicans did back the bill, with 67 voting in favor of it.Every Democratic member to vote supported the legislation; two did not vote. [Which two?]Statues proposed for removal include those of former Vice President John Cadlwell Calhoun, James Paul Clarke, a former governor of Arkansas, and Jefferson Davis, a former U.S. senator from Mississippi and president of the Confederate States of America.The bill would also replace a bust of Roger Taney, the Supreme Court judge who authored the infamous Dred Scott v. Sanford ruling, which prevented Black Americans from becoming U.S. citizens, with one of Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court justice.After the vote House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Democrat, said in a statement: "Today, the House took a stand against injustice and sent a message to the American people that symbols of slavery, segregation, and sedition are not welcome in the halls of Congress.""I am pleased to see our bill to remove hate pass in the House. Even though we cannot change our history, we can work to affirm the ideals that our country was built on: justice and equality for all," Hoyer added."Symbols of slavery and segregation denigrate our Capitol and have no place here. Individuals who worked to enshrine or perpetuate the bondage of African Americans, or prevent them from achieving full and equal rights, are not worthy of being honored in our country."A number of GOP representatives condemned the move as "cancel culture" and Democrats pushing Critical Race Theory.Kevin McCarthy, the Republican House Minority Leader, was one of the 67 from his party to vote in favor of removing the statues.Speaking on the House floor, said he supported the bill but called the move an example of Democrats trying to replace the "racism of the past with the racism" of Critical Race Theory."Critical Race Theory is the governing ideology [of the entire] Biden administration. By advocating for it, Democrats continue to fuel hatred and division across the country," he said.A marble bust of Roger B. Taney, former Chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, is on display in the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C The House of Representatives voted 285 to 120 to pass a bill removing statues of Confederates and advocates of slavery from the U.S. Capitol.Republican Matt Rosendale, for Montana, who voted against the bill said: "The South lost, and our Union is strong today, and the great victory of our constitutional government in the Civil War over slavery and secession should be celebrated."Unfortunately, Democrats, animated by the Critical Race Theory concepts of structural racism, microaggressions, and a United States based solely on white supremacy, have chosen to remove statues that underscore the failures of our pre-1861 Constitution. Make no mistake, those who won the West and George Washington are next."Fellow GOP member Alabama's Mo Brooks condemned H.R. 3005 as a bill by "intolerant Socialist Democrats" seeking to seek to take down "undesirable" statues."Cancel culture and historical revisionism are precursors to dictatorial government and the destruction of individual liberty and freedom by elitists who claim they know more than regular citizens and, hence, should be empowered to dictate what regular citizens can and cannot think or do," Brooks said.Full list of House Republicans who voted against removing Confederate statuesRobert Aderholt, AlabamaRick Allen, GeorgiaKelly Armstrong, North DakotaBrian Babin, TexasJim Baird, IndianaAndy Barr, KentuckyJack Bergman, MichiganStephanie Bice, OklahomaAndy Biggs, ArizonaDan Bishop, North CarolinaLauren Boebert, ColoradoMike Bost, IllinoisKevin Brady, TexasMo Brooks, AlabamaVern Buchanan, FloridaKen Buck, ColoradoLarry Bucshon, IndianaTed Budd, North CarolinaTim Burchett, TennesseeKat Cammack, FloridaJerry Carl, AlabamaJohn Carter, TexasMadison Cawthorn, North CarolinaBen Cline, VirginiaAndrew Clyde, GeorgiaTom Cole, OklahomaJames Comer, KentuckyRick Crawford, ArkansasJohn Curtis, UtahScott DesJarlais, TennesseeBryon Donalds, FloridaJeff Duncan, South CarolinaNeal Dunn, FloridaRon Estes, KansasPat Fallon, TexasRandy Feenstra, IowaDrew Ferguson, GeorgiaMichelle Fischbach, MinnesotaScott Fitzgerald, WisconsinChuck Fleischmann, TennesseeScott Franklin, FloridaMatt Gaetz, FloridaLance Gooden, TexasPaul Gosar, ArizonaKay Granger, TexasGarret Graves, LouisianaSam Graves, MissouriMark Green, TennesseeMarjorie Taylor Greene, GeorgiaMorgan Griffith, VirginiaGlenn Grothman, WisconsinJim Hagedorn, MinnesotaAndy Harris, MarylandDiana Harshbarger, TennesseeVicky Hartzler, MissouriKevin Hern, OklahomaDusty Johnson, South DakotaJim Jordan, OhioJohn Joyce, PennsylvaniaFred Keller, PennsylvaniaTrent Kelly, MississippiDavid Kustoff, TennesseeDarin LaHood, IllinoisDoug LaMalfa, CaliforniaDoug Lamborn, ColoradoJake LaTurner, KansasDebbie Lesko, ArizonaLuke Letlow, LouisianaBarry Loudermilk, GeorgiaFrank Lucas, OklahomaBlaine Luetkemeyer, MissouriTracey Mann, KansasThomas Massie, KentuckyBrain Mast, FloridaLisa McClain, MichiganTom McClintock, CaliforniaPatrick McHenry, North CarolinaDavid McKinley, West VirginiaDan Meuser, PennsylvaniaCarol Miller, West VirginiaMariannette Miller-Meeks, IowaAlex Mooney, West VirginiaMarkwayne Mullin, OklahomaTroy Nehls, TexasDan Newhouse, WashingtonRalph Norman, South CarolinaTroy Nunes, CaliforniaJay Obernolte, CaliforniaBurgess Owens, UtahSteven Palazzo, MississippiGary Palmer, AlabamaGreg Pence, IndianaScott Perry, PennsylvaniaBill Posey, FloridaTom Rice, South CarolinaMike Rogers, AlabamaHal Rogers, KentuckyMatt Rosendale, MontanaDavid Rouzer, North CarolinaJohn Rutherford, FloridaMaria Elvira Salazar, FloridaAustin Scott, GeorgiaPete Sessions, TexasJason Smith, MissouriAdrian Smith, NebraskaMichelle Steel, CaliforniaElise Stefanik, New YorkGreg Steube, FloridaClaudia Tenney, New YorkGlenn Thompson, PennsylvaniaWilliam Timmons, South CarolinaMichael Turner, OhioBeth Van Duyne, TexasJackie Walorski, IndianaMichael Waltz, FloridaBruce Westerman, ArkansasJoe Wilson, South CarolinaRob Wittman, VirginiaSteve Womack, ArkansasLee Zeldin, New YorkCorrection 06/30/21, 8.16 a.m. ET: This article has been updated to correct the entry for Michael Turner.