September 2, 2014

Sunday Afternoon Thread: Football is BACK!

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It's here! The 2014 NFL season gets under way on Thursday, Sept 4th! POU will once again have a season long contest to see which Obot can most accurately predict the winners each week. Oh, and this year......PRIZES! … [Read more...]

Wednesday Evening Thread: Here’s to Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West and Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons!

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Good Evening POU! Here's a feel good story we could all use right now. Let's celebrate the continued achievements of Chicago's Jackie Robinson West and Philadelphia's Taney Dragons! Associated Press - A female pitcher from Philadelphia and a … [Read more...]

Tuesday Evening Thread: Congratulations to Michele Roberts, NBA Players Union Executive Director

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Wow, what a first! The newly elected Executive Director of the National Basketball Association Players Union is an African-American woman! Michele A. Roberts, a Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates was … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: Women In The Negro Leagues

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Welcome to the weekend POU! The last feature in our series was an owner AND a player in the league for a short time. Though there isn't much written about her time during the actual league's time - she has lived to see the first black President of … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: Women In The Negro Leagues

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TGIF POU! Sadly, today's feature in our series, has had very little written about her historic role in the Negro Leagues. There isn't even a photo of her. Before Effa Manley, there was another woman that would own a Negro League team. Olivia … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: Women In The Negro Leagues

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Good Morning POU! Today's feature is a ballplayer that hit a remarkable .368! Connie Morgan Many African-American men joined the Negro Leagues in the first half of the 20th Century because it was the only way they could get a chance to … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: Women In The Negro Leagues

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Happy Hump Day POU! Today's feature is the one of the few ballplayers ever that got a hit off Satchel Paige. Toni Stone Marceni Lyle Stone (January 21, 1921  – November 2, 1996) was born in West Virginia and spent her childhood in St … [Read more...]