Say It Ain't So, Joe!
Updated: Aug 8, 2021
On August 3, 1921, 100 years ago today, Major League Baseball Commissioner Judge Kennesaw “Mountain” Landis banned 8 members of the Chicago White Sox for life for their participation in fixing the 1919 World Series. At the time, the idea that someone could or would fix the World Series was believed to be unimaginable and un-American. It was one of the biggest scandals and frauds of the 20th century, yet it took beat reporters like Hugh Fullerton of the Chicago Herald and Examiner to doggedly press the issue for a year to get a grand jury convened to investigate the crime. When White Sox star outfielder Joe Jackson left the courthouse after testifying at the trial, a young boy ran up to him, and pleaded, “Say it ain’t so, Joe! Say it ain’t so!” Jackson looked down at the boy and replied, "Yes, kid, I'm afraid it is.”
In an interesting twist, the day prior to being banned for life from baseball, all 8 members of the White Sox were acquitted by a jury in a criminal trial. After ten days of testimony and overwhelming evidence against the players, the jury took three hours to find the players “not guilty” of eight counts “conspiracy to defraud”. It was obvious that the fix to cover-up the fix was in. It was unlikely that a jury in Chicago would find the Chicago White Sox guilty? It took an impartial outside authority, like Judge Landis, to enact justice.
Here we are 100 years later, and like that Chicago jury, it is unlikely that our liberal press is willing to investigate or report on possibly the biggest fraud in the 21st century, the 2020 election. We are continually told by the people who refuse to investigate any evidence of election irregularities that the mere suggestion of voter fraud in the 2020 election is the “big lie”. The press repeatedly tells us that the idea someone could or would steal a Presidential election is unimaginable and un-American, even though, the 2020 Presidential election was the least secure election in my lifetime with massive unsolicited ballots sent out, no voter ID or signature match to ensure that every vote was legal. Yet, no one in the media wants to investigate this potential fraud.
But in 1919, it was the press who figured out that fix was in. It was not simply that a heavily favored baseball team lost, but how they lost. The type of play the White Sox were putting on the field was completely incompatible from who they were; from simple fielding errors to throwing curveballs that didn’t curve to mental mistakes to lack of hustle and sharpness. There was a qualitative difference between the White Sox play during the World Series, and the play the press had grown accustomed to during the season. The White Sox had a combined .271 batting average and .731 OPS during the season, but only batted .224 with .571 OPS in the World Series. Star pitcher and co-conspirator, Lefty Williams posted a 2.64 ERA and won 23 games during the season, but in the series, put up a 6.61 ERA and lost all three games he pitched. It all did not add up.
The 2020 election, like the 1919 World Series, doesn’t add up. Joe Biden hid in his basement for 9 months during the campaign, refusing to answer any non-scripted questions from media. The few campaign rallies he did have, barely attracted 20 cars while his opponent rallies in small towns brought in upwards of 50,000 supporters. Biden’s last 3 runs at the Presidency, he procured a grand total of zero delegates from his own party. By all accounts, he was done, finished, a 78-year-old washed-up former US Senator with obvious signs of cognitive decline.
The qualitative difference between who Joe Biden was as a candidate, and the 81 million votes he received (11 million more any one in history) cannot be ignored any more than the 70-mph curve-less curveballs that White Sox pitcher Eddie Chicote was throwing when he allowed 6 runs in 3 innings in game 1. Biden’s “victory” is akin to a student who has failed every math test he’s taken all year, suddenly scoring a 110% on a math test. Even the most genial teacher would rightfully suspect cheating. It does not pass the smell test, but is completely compatible with who Joe Biden and the Democrats are.
Since Joe Biden’s inauguration, over one million illegal immigrants not only have crossed our southern border, but many, at the orders of the Biden administration, have been transported by bus or plane to different parts of this country, mainly red states. These people are intentionally and purposely violating our State and Federal immigration laws, and the Biden Administration along with the Democrats are aiding and abetting their crimes. When Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered law enforcement to stop the bussing of illegal aliens from Texas into the United States, Democrat Attorney General Merrick Garland deemed Governor Abbott’s order as "unlawful".
Why would the Biden administration and the Democrats purposely be complicit in the crimes of 1 million people violating our immigration laws? The vote. It has been well established that over 70% of people who enter this country from Central and South America will end up voting Democrat if enfranchised. That is why our Democrat leaders are abetting these crimes, and also pushing to include amnesty for illegals in the upcoming infrastructure bill. They know that this illegal activity can and will eventually swing our local and national elections to them. In essence, right before our very eyes, the Biden administration and the Democrats are intentionally cheating our voting system; violating our laws to gain votes.
This is what the Democrats do. This is part of their character. Criminals commit crimes. Cheaters cheat. Democrats don’t believe in election integrity any more than they believe in border integrity. They have been committing voter fraud every day since January 20, 2021 by aiding this massive illegal immigration into our country. Illegally supporting illegal immigration to win elections is not much different than illegally voting to win elections. Each illegal immigrant that Joe Biden is loading into buses and inserting him into the interior of our country is equivalent to one of his campaign operatives fraudulently obtaining a mail-in ballot, filling it out for him, and inserting it into a ballot drop box. They are both illegal votes. Every time we see an illegal immigrant crossing the border, we are witnessing a potential illegal vote enter our country.
Ironically, the biggest fraud of the 20th, 100 years ago, coincided with the biggest pandemic of that century, Spanish Flu, just as the biggest fraud of the 21st century coincided with the biggest pandemic of this century, Covid-19. Sadly, our media 100 years ago was more willing to investigate fraud to ensure the integrity of Major League Baseball, than our current media is willing to investigate fraud to ensure the integrity of our elections and our political system. Last week, a young boy who can add went up to our President and said, “say it ain’t so, Joe! Say it ain’t so!” Biden yelled, “C’mon man! You know, the thing.” And the Secret Service then escorted him into his basement.
Judd Garrett is a graduate from Princeton University, and a former NFL player, coach, and executive. He has been a contributor to the website Real Clear Politics. He has recently published his first novel, No Wind.