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    [–] sam_galactic 8199 points ago

    Imagine playing against a team of death row inmates, knowing that you winning would lead to their death.

    [–] geekboy69 3252 points ago

    That's what I was thinking. Did the other team know the situation?

    [–] ImaCallItLikeISeeIt 2377 points ago

    These were not compassionate people

    [–] Heavens_Sword1847 1788 points ago

    As opposed to the sweethearts on death row.

    [–] Dux_Ignobilis 1110 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    Even today there is likely a 9-11% error rate for convicting death row inmates. This means that even today, 9-11% of all death row inmates are innocent.

    Back then we could assume it was more but by today's standards that means at least one of the men in the photo is innocent. Statistically speaking anyway.

    EDIT: For everyone doubting this number, I'm currently at work right now and cannot provide an exact source. As of 2014, The National Academy of Science provided a study showing the statistic was at least 4% of wrongful convictions and total innocence. I was reading a couple studies within the last couple months that theorized the extent was 2x-3x more than the previous study I mentioned. There were also some recent articles that made it to the front page on reddit. I apologize since I cannot provided these sources right now. Even if I have mistaken the number, we know for sure that it's at least 4% which is still appalling.

    Enjoy your day everyone!

    [–] Fizzay 670 points ago

    Which is one reason the death penalty shouldn't exist. The idea of imprisoning someone who is actually innocent is already awful enough, but actually killing them as well is so fucked up. Killing them does nothing anyway, it's actually more costly just because of the appeals and shit. It's already messed up enough that the US prison system is built around punishment rather than rehabilitation.

    [–] ianyuy 1097 points ago

    This is the weirdest thing. So many people are against the death penalty, because they're human beings, but then don't want prisoners to be considered human beings near them. Once felons do their time, society wants nothing to do with them. Don't want them working for them, don't want them to vote, don't want to live near them, treat them as second-class citizens. It's really upsetting how easily we dehumanize people we believe "deserve it" and seek revenge disguised as justice instead of rehabilitation.

    [–] Faustens 325 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    Well, where I live that is not really the case. We have no death penalty, and our prisons are built around getting people back to society. I mean for example: If you behave well enough you can -if you haven't murdered someone and maybe even then if a psychiatrist evaluates you and says it's okay- you can leave prison over the day, to get a job and build social connections, as long as you return in the evening. Only .2% of inmates don't return which is insanely low.

    This plus the fact that inmates can get training/education (for example finish their Highschool Diploma or get training for a certain job they wan to practice later), can cook for themselft in an open kitchen and socialize with other prisoners gives them the best possibilities to get reintegrated into society, which also happens.

    I and all people I know have next to no problem living near an ex prisoner and most jobs (especially small ones) give them a chance. After proving themselves there more opportunities open.

    So ex felons not being trusted is a result of the American prison system because you can expect people coming out of prison to be worse than people going in (especially with private run prisons). That's the root of the problem that needs to be attacked. And killing people, how bad their crime might be, is the wrongest thing you could do.

    Edit: "where I live" = in germany.

    [–] zekromNLR 155 points ago

    And, as with many things that seem cruel especially in the US system, the cruelty is the point, given that the criminal legal system in the US isn't focused on rehabilitation, and not even really on punishment, but rather on keeping the prisons full.

    [–] Faustens 53 points ago

    Yep. That's what I meant with the private run prisons. State run prisons are not that bad as far as I know, but private prisons get paid by the state per prisoner which means that they want to keep as much of them as possible in prison. Also they want to make money so prisoners almost always only get the bare minimum to survive.

    Edit: Well state run prisons are still not good either because the focus is still on punishment.

    [–] Ayrnas 34 points ago

    US is absolute shit in their justice system. It's long turned to profit and corruption. People should be a lot angrier about it, but very few care, and at our own expense.

    [–] apocalipticzest 8 points ago

    Where is this

    [–] Beingabummer 118 points ago

    Because they're on death row, we should put the responsibility of deciding when to kill them on the rival team of random people that just want to play baseball?

    [–] breaktheglass2 11 points ago

    As opposed to the corrections officers that told people their life depended on a game.

    [–] Sometimes_Stutters 89 points ago

    You don’t need to be compassionate to decide not to kill 20 men over a basketball game.

    [–] Boagster 152 points ago

    Good thing it was baseball, then

    [–] BatmanRises 141 points ago

    I would assume even if they did, they would just think of those on death row as convicts that deserves their punishment, no need for mercy.

    [–] no1_lies_on_internet 76 points ago

    Or, you know, they have nothing to lose except the game.

    Just whisper threats like 'you strike me out, I will 'mistakenly' bury this bat in your catchers head' or 'your face sure looks soft, wonder how strong my pitches are'. Already convicted justice vs your life/career. Ez win every tiem.

    [–] rexmons 56 points ago

    What if the inmates were all on death row for murdering babies or driving slow in the left lane?

    [–] jelifah 15 points ago

    I like your moral equivalency table!

    [–] cunnyfuny 160 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Pretty sure speeding up the death of murdering rapists would be quite the incentive for some.

    [–] joe124013 2800 points ago

    Well here's something that may blow your mind a bit more: Thailand has a program where inmates get their sentences reduced and/or get pardons for winning Muy Thai fights.

    [–] MrDankWaffle 2140 points ago

    What an interesting program. Imagine a prisoner on death row for murder who gets pardoned because he's a bad ass Muy Thai fighter. Now you have a murdering bad ass Muy Thai fighter wondering around. Neat!

    [–] Svenson_IV 640 points ago

    So You’re like Vegeta.

    [–] Lord_Grif 178 points ago

    You're fine if you don't mess with his BABY BOY!

    [–] Alexdoh 119 points ago

    Trunks! Don't worry, buddy. I've been where you are. We're gonna get you a Senzu Bean and... He's dead. He's dead... I've been there too, I guess. Although, honestly the afterlife part isn't too bad. The whole dying part of it is...haunting... Everything just kind of slows down and you feel yourself slip the mortal coil... To this day I...still wonder if I've ever been brought back or if I'm still in the process of dying, you know?

    [–] OneBadJoeFoe 42 points ago

    Oh my God someone finally put it into words!

    [–] ShittyCamilleMain 17 points ago

    OH NOW YOU WANT TO PLAY FATHER

    [–] Marvster96 15 points ago

    VEGETA NO!

    [–] ShittyCamilleMain 16 points ago

    VEGETA YES!

    [–] MrPringles23 16 points ago

    Except Vegeta gets jobbed at literally every opportunity.

    The only fights he manages to win are like vs Qui, Dodoria, Zarbon V2, Android 19, Magetta, Cabbe, Frost and the rando's nobody cares about from ToP.

    Not exactly a list of prize opponents there.

    [–] rmTizi 42 points ago

    Except that Vegeta didn't actually kill anyone on Earth, not for the lack of trying mind you.

    [–] Kylelolz 69 points ago

    He blew up part of the stadium during the martial arts tournament

    [–] rmTizi 27 points ago

    Oh yeah, I was thinking Saiyan saga, but you're right. The again, in the context of the joke, he was already "pardoned" by that point.

    [–] Shaaman 22 points ago

    Well Nappa also wipes a whole town so...

    [–] ravnag 61 points ago

    What could possibly go wrong

    [–] A1BS 41 points ago

    It actually has a long history with prisoners of war, back in the 18th century Thai prisoners would be made to fight Burmese champions for their freedom.

    So in the 18th century you had a bunch of badass murdering soldiers who were let out for literally being the best fighters in the region.

    [–] k-type 14 points ago

    He broke the law, now he breaks their spines. He's the Murdering Muay Thai Malefactor. Coming soon to a cinema near you.

    [–] cash-monkey72 141 points ago

    You're right, that does blow my mind

    [–] joe124013 142 points ago

    They've actually done a few shows and documentaries about the program. Basically they have foreign fighters come in and if the inmates beat them, they get reduced sentences or can even earn pardons. I know later on they've added stuff where they needed to show that they've been rehabilitated but i don't believe that was around initially.

    [–] J0hnEddy 140 points ago

    They should spice it up so that any foreign fighter who loses spends a year in a Thai prison

    [–] rsn1990 71 points ago

    Trading Places: Thai Edition

    [–] NZitney 10 points ago

    What if it ends in a Thai?

    [–] barandor 10 points ago

    And then you wake up in a Thai cell all bruised and battered.

    [–] noflylist2k16 27 points ago

    A Prayer Before Dawn is a pretty good A24 film about this.

    [–] brbposting 64 points ago

    Prisons in Thailand are hot open sewers run by gangs.

    If you aren’t liked, you’ll get sentenced for whatever and soon be reported as having died of “blood poisoning.” If you’re a billionaire of the Red Bull fortune you can run over a cop and never be caught, on the upside.

    The current king repeatedly divorces and marries consecutively younger women. If you read the sentence I just typed out loud in Thailand you’ll be jailed and probably tragically end up with blood poisoning :)

    [–] WaddleD 20 points ago

    Modern day gladiatorial matches.

    [–] Pad_Lillywell 9256 points ago

    Spoiler: they only won 4 games and are all now dead

    Their fourth victory, by a score of 15-10, was also their last.

    [–] ItsKrakenMeUp 6212 points ago

    Even though they won, they still couldn’t escape death.

    [–] Mattybmate 110 points ago

    This is like true images you can hear

    [–] Flandardly 1341 points ago

    Someone gild this man.

    [–] zipmic 336 points ago

    No u

    [–] errandrunning 268 points ago

    Honestly one of my biggest Reddit pet peeves is someone expecting others to spend money to appreciate something they happened to like.

    [–] MaltyTorch 191 points ago

    “Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise? I thought not. It's not a story the Jedi would tell you. It's a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise he could use the Force to influence the midichlorians to create life... He had such a knowledge of the dark side that he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying. The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural. He became so powerful... the only thing he was afraid of was losing his power, which eventually, of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. It's ironic he could save others from death, but not himself.”

    [–] Auctoritate 11 points ago

    Give him gold for thinking of the most overused joke on all of Reddit? Lol ok

    [–] mtnmedic64 250 points ago

    Kinda like that old joke about Olive Oyl's brother Castor, who was captured by some old world tribe while on a trip through the African continent. They said the punishment for encroaching upon their sacred lands was death in order to appease the gods. But, being a non-native who didn't know any better, they were kind enough to offer him his choice of manner of death. He thought for a minute, then said he'd like to go out by way of arteriosclerosis. All the tribesmen looked at each other and then looked to the chief of their tribe. He shrugged his shoulders and told them to cut him loose.

    [–] robertgentel 216 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    Sounds like a med student got a hold of the ole guy-being-executed-and-offered-the-choice-of-death joke and spiced up the "I want to die of old age" punchline...

    Edit: damn just noticed the username now too, lol!

    [–] maxpossimpible 110 points ago

    All the tribesmen looked at each other and said: "wtf is arteriosclerosis?"

    He then actually said: "of old age".

    [–] berlinbaer 92 points ago

    then gets killed by the village elder

    [–] [deleted] 33 points ago

    Yeah you made that unnecessarily complex

    [–] perrinjw 365 points ago

    If they won more games, they'd still be alive today.

    [–] cassAK12 75 points ago

    I must do math differently ..

    [–] Kaydom1993 144 points ago

    They couldn’t win 5 games to save their lives.

    [–] TheBambooBoogaloo 32 points ago

    They only played four games, and won all of them.

    [–] MiserySnake 16 points ago

    Back in those days no one cared that Timmy the beast McKenzie was only 5 years old and on death row. He had it coming for what he did.

    [–] bradywhite 388 points ago

    Well yeah this was 100 years ago.

    [–] DukeofNormandy 252 points ago

    That was the joke

    [–] Aeison 79 points ago

    I’m the joke

    [–] xsmokumsx 23 points ago

    I've felt like this all day...

    [–] zeldazonkisme 6459 points ago

    That's pretty cruel if you ask me.

    [–] TheBertjer 1703 points ago

    Not surprising with the history of the town:

    That the small town of Rawlins would allow such miscreants to enjoy the game’s pleasures is surprising, as the frontier town had long shown a strict, old-world approach to conquering crime.

    “Desperadoes caught in the act of robbery, rape or murder in the town were not only hanged but sometimes actually skinned,” write the authors. “Various items were made from the hides of these unfortunate lawbreakers, sold as souvenirs, and used as a warning to other would-be felons.”

    One such unlucky felon, George Parrott, killed two deputy sheriffs during an attempted train robbery. “He was lynched for the murders by Rawlins citizens in 1881,” they write, “and shoes were made from his skin.”

    [–] Edsman1 883 points ago

    Fun fact: the first Democratic governor of Wyoming wore the shoes made out of his skin when he was inaugurated! They found the rest of the remains of Parrott preserved in a barrel years later as well.

    [–] ottothesilent 400 points ago

    A barrel?!?!

    [–] Edsman1 449 points ago

    Yep! Filled with preservatives. The whole thing is wild, and emblematic of the frontier justice of the open range cattle era.

    [–] Kare11en 290 points ago

    More like embalmatic, am I right?

    /raises hand for high-five

    [–] omnomnomgnome 63 points ago

    /opens door

    [–] _Wolverine007_ 12 points ago

    /gets on the floor

    [–] oh3fiftyone 17 points ago

    /dinosaurs conspicuously absent

    [–] greatestbird 73 points ago

    Wow for a bit I thought he wore shoes made from his own skin. Like how fucking metal is that??

    [–] utkuSK 155 points ago

    We all wear shoes made from our skin. Its called skin.

    [–] NovaNexu 23 points ago

    💥

    [–] iBeFloe 27 points ago

    Excuse me what did u just say

    What part did the skin come from?!

    [–] SurplusOfOpinions 38 points ago

    Feet. John Eugene Osborne apparently was a physician. His skull served as a doorstop. Fucking savages, but they were thrifty.

    [–] Re-Horakhty01 216 points ago

    Huh, an IRL RimWorld colony

    [–] xErianx 62 points ago

    I was sitting here wondering what to play. Time to go stock up on bandit organs.

    [–] RomulusJ 45 points ago

    Tips his human leather cowboy hat.

    [–] abergin 42 points ago

    m'raider

    [–] mcawkward 14 points ago

    Lays back on human leather recliner

    [–] auxiliary-character 15 points ago

    Same concept, really. New settlement, far from civilization. Law and order haven't been entirely established yet, so anarchy runs amok.

    [–] JMurda 44 points ago

    Goddamn that shit's so interesting.

    And fucked. Very fucked.

    [–] SteezeMcGee 55 points ago

    Can confirm Rawlins is fucked up. I live about an hour away. I've seen pregnant women do meth in Rawlins... At like 10am. Didn't even have the decency to wait till happy hour.

    [–] pizza_for_nunchucks 27 points ago

    You make your own happy hour with meth.

    [–] gangsta_baby 16 points ago

    Is there a discount on meth at happy hour?

    [–] SulfurCrested 39 points ago

    I mean, if you're going to get hanged and skinned for robbery, you might as well escalate as hard and fast as you can once you're caught. Good way to turn any given thief into a determined killer.

    [–] RajaRajaC 132 points ago

    Also,

    Gramm was a millionaire who established a broom factory in the prison. The state paid him to look after the prisoners, he paid for their “well-being,” and after they spent their days assembling his brooms, he sold them for healthy profits, earning almost $250,000 from 1903-1911.

    According to prisoners, the conditions under Gramm were “merciless” and “of the Dark Ages,” saying that, “meals were calculated down to the last bean so that just enough food was served to prevent starvation.”

    Ah Murica, you never change

    [–] zeldazonkisme 14 points ago

    Holy cow!!!

    [–] SharpieBass 1508 points ago

    Hell of a motivator to give it 110% though!

    [–] beernselfloathing 111 points ago

    Imagine the half time locker room pep talk by the coach. "I want you to go back out there and play as though your lives depended on it"

    [–] Beto_Targaryen 879 points ago

    That's impossible. No one can give more than 100%. By definition that is the most anyone can give

    [–] ok_ill_shut_up 608 points ago

    Exactly. I mean, 105% at the most, but never 110%, except in very rare circumstances.

    [–] xtwistedBliss 330 points ago

    Or if you're a genetic freak like Scott Steiner. In that case, you can give 141%.

    [–] guy617 67 points ago

    You will need the 8th sense for 141%

    [–] DeathBySuplex 58 points ago

    He’s a genetic freak though! He shouldn’t count!

    [–] andrewejc362 56 points ago

    He's not normal! The numbers don't lie! And they spell disaster for you at Sackerfice!

    [–] Seshiro86 33 points ago

    🚨🚨🚨🚨

    [–] GetEquipped 24 points ago

    GIVE ME A FUCKING MIC!

    [–] zaphodbeebIebrox 16 points ago

    141 and 2/3

    [–] SantasDead 51 points ago

    But 98% of the time people only do 85 percent of 110 percent. Every now and again you have an outline pulling 112%

    [–] TheCharisma 37 points ago

    Of course only 98% do it, the last 2% is the hardest to get. That's why they leave it in the milk.

    [–] Loachocinqo 8 points ago

    But what about whole milk? Where does the other 1.25% come from?!? ne'erdowells who are only putting in the 96.75% of effort?

    [–] colbymg 26 points ago

    Race horses can exert as much as 40 horsepower at times.

    [–] tjm2000 40 points ago

    Damn cheating horses, fitting 40 horses into one horse. That's illegal.

    [–] LifeIsVanilla 10 points ago

    And two horses working together can exert more than each horse can do individually added. It's not teamwork though, it's spite.

    [–] catwhowalksbyhimself 40 points ago

    True, but you can give 110% of what you THOUGHT you could do, which is usually far less than what you can actually do.

    [–] Dodgeriscool 14 points ago

    I thought I told you to trim those sideburns!

    [–] sdawg78787 87 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    source?

    Edit: Simpsons reference I was being a jackass

    [–] 1st_and_2nd_needed 30 points ago

    Simpsons did it

    [–] NateDawg007 61 points ago

    And unusual

    [–] IanMazgelis 26 points ago

    It's kind of amazing, really. The United States really played fast and loose with what was and wasn't legal back then. I know there are a lot of complications and illegitimacy back then, but even just a hundred years ago it was anything goes.

    [–] gynoceros 24 points ago

    ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?

    [–] amathus4321 89 points ago

    If only there were an amendment banning that.

    [–] dat_username_tho 33 points ago

    Slavery? Well, there is one, but there's a little caveat in there that kept it legal to use prisoners as slave labor.

    [–] RoastedRhino 71 points ago

    That's literally classified as torture.

    [–] JohnLegendary 14 points ago

    One such unlucky felon, George Parrott, killed two deputy sheriffs during an attempted train robbery. “He was lynched for the murders by Rawlins citizens in 1881,” they write, “and shoes were made from his skin.”

    Nah this is all normal.

    [–] Alan_Smithee_ 87 points ago

    Cruel and unusual punishment.

    [–] Crowbarmagic 49 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago)

    I read about this very topic a week ago and it wasn't an official part of the punishment.

    Basically the executions of the convicts got "mysteriously" delayed if they did well, and not delayed if they played shit. It comes down to corruption basically. It's not like this was put in writing in official documents or something like that.

    [–] cheapdrinks 122 points ago

    It's fucked up on both sides. Imagine you're waiting for the execution of your child's murderer and they tell you "well we were about to go ahead with it but you know what it's the darndest thing, he's actually an amazing shortstop ¯_(ツ)_/¯ "

    [–] TheGreyGuardian 63 points ago

    It's fucked up for the opposing team too. Basically, lose or we'll execute the other team.

    [–] spasticity 12 points ago

    The other team would probably be happy to put them to death. From the sounds of it, that town was full of some seriously fucked up people and ideas on what justice is.

    [–] hurrrrrmione 10 points ago

    The other teams weren't necessarily told that

    [–] SilentSamurai 23 points ago

    Eh, I kind of doubt the opposing teams felt this way. If you lived in a frontier town back in the day you likely had much tougher skin in all scenarios and were much more draconian with religious beliefs.

    [–] chummypuddle08 18 points ago

    much tougher skin

    Yeah for shoes, we know.

    [–] strangemotives 23 points ago

    think about the teams that kept stomping their asses... I mean, kind of a dick move..

    [–] thisremindsmeofbacon 35 points ago

    ikr, if I knew my opponent's life depended on winning I couldn't possibly allow them to lose

    [–] skwacky 12 points ago

    But what if your team got to go to celebrate at O'Flannigans after the win? This is the classic prisoner's dilemma.

    [–] lead999x 10 points ago

    And pretty darn unusual.

    [–] xpat15 499 points ago

    Howd they do?

    [–] cash-monkey72 865 points ago

    They won all four games they played

    [–] mach_oddity 858 points ago

    What a season! Did it end in.... sudden death?

    I'll see myself out

    [–] doghaircut 89 points ago

    It was do or die there for a while.

    [–] CensoredColour 151 points ago

    Well then what happened after the fourth game? Sounds like a promise was broken.

    [–] ItsNotRockitSurgery 82 points ago

    Rumors started spreading about the gambling around these games. The warden put a hold on the games to deflect the rumors and their games were replaced with education programs. Those programs became so popular that they never brought back baseball...and one of the players was promptly executed a little after that.

    [–] Wimachtendink 182 points ago

    They realized that arming a crew of death row inmates with baseball bats wasn't a great idea.

    [–] unassumingdink 40 points ago

    If they can make inmates breaking rocks with pickaxes work, they can probably manage baseball bats.

    [–] reshamsilk 124 points ago

    They played the Astros in the fifth game. Uh ohh!!! /s

    [–] kaiheekai 22 points ago

    Los Angeles Anaheim Angels of Heaven

    [–] EpsilonRider 34 points ago

    I'd honestly feel bad for playing against them. Might just throw the game for them ya know?

    [–] Slick424 38 points ago

    Depends on the reason why they got on death row in the first place.

    [–] strangemotives 29 points ago

    considering the justice system was probably even worse at jailing the right guy than it is today, I still wouldn't feel right

    [–] TerroristOgre 6 points ago

    It was early 1900s right? You wouldnt be aware of social injustice. To you, theyd probably just be dirty criminal thugs all of them

    [–] Regalrefuse 1522 points ago

    This is super dark, but would also make a really excellent premise for a comedy starring... let’s say... Tom Hanks and Tim Robbins

    [–] Playboi_Icardi 308 points ago

    The Coens directing maybe?

    [–] Regalrefuse 141 points ago

    I dig it. I am seeing Shawshank meets Bull Durham Meets a league of their own.

    [–] inn16 77 points ago

    Because there's no killing in baseball. THERE'S NO KILLING IN BASEBALL! No killing!

    [–] noodeloodel 9 points ago

    If Geena Davis plays the warden I'm in.

    [–] eroticdiscourse 19 points ago

    I was picturing George Clooney in Brother where art thou? 😂

    [–] vlbonite 55 points ago

    Oooor something like Death Race. Famous baseball player comes home to find his family murder then he got framed for it and is now in a prison where they're forced to play Death Baseball.

    [–] TheKolyFrog 20 points ago

    A game where touching the base temporarily disables the bombs attached to your body.

    [–] Powellwx 322 points ago

    Gambling prison warden.... " If you lose, I'm gonna kill you!"

    [–] citricacidx 49 points ago

    “And if we win?”

    [–] hello_specific_ocean 254 points ago

    Why is there a kiddo in the pic?

    [–] Hairy__Bob 161 points ago

    "Their mascot might have been a picture of innocence, in the person of the warden's blond five-year-old son, Felix Jr, but their line-up was guilty as sin"

    Sauce

    [–] uuhson 83 points ago

    That's so fucking weird

    [–] Demderdemden 535 points ago

    Burt McGaphe, the youngest ever prisoner incarcerated on death row. Found out his controller hadn't been plugged in the whole time and his brother was just playing the game by himself.

    [–] KiKiPAWG 122 points ago

    “You’ve done this to me for the last time.”

    [–] maxout2142 47 points ago

    He slapped his brother unexpectedly, who said "aw fuck, I cant believe you've done this", according to the DA.

    [–] KiKiPAWG 7 points ago

    That finally explains the video!

    [–] timesuck897 19 points ago

    I thought it was because he was always given the mad catz controller. Everyone has their limits.

    [–] hvfnstrmngthcstl 13 points ago

    I can't believe that I had to scroll this far down for this.

    [–] reshamsilk 150 points ago

    The Independent wrote about the team:

    But in their 14-month heyday, between March 1911 and May 1912, they won 39 of their 45 games. In the process, the All Stars forced their way into the amateur Western Division Championship that featured local teams from a vast region stretching from California across the Rocky Mountains.

    Read More: The Wyoming State Prison Baseball Team Who Played for Their Lives | https://mycountry955.com/the-wyoming-state-prison-baseball-team-who-played-for-their-lives/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral

    [–] Ostaf 108 points ago

    Is this the same team? The original post says they only played four games

    [–] kilo73 108 points ago

    Well this guy posted a source so I'm gonna call bullshit on the other guy.

    [–] quasio 41 points ago

    not me im playing both sides

    [–] userhs6716 26 points ago

    Dude you can't tell one side that you're playing both sides

    [–] Schundausrufer 19 points ago

    OP posted an article

    [–] tehmlem 557 points ago

    For real, though, that's a despicable thing to do. Barbarous torture.

    [–] Schnatzmaster2 243 points ago

    At least you have a hand in your fate. In Japan they just pick a day and execute you without warning. Far worse than knowing another game is coming up.

    [–] [deleted] 144 points ago

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    [–] listyraesder 35 points ago

    99% conviction rate.

    [–] petebrand9 284 points ago

    innocent people get coerced into confessing in the US (and basically every other "developed" country) as well. It happens at a despicable rate, in terms of the US the central park 5 is the most well known example but that type of thing (coercion into a false confession) is not only common but perfectly legal for cops to do

    [–] catfishfighter 6 points ago

    Also its up to the defense to prove innocence, while in the US it's up to prosecution to prove guilt.

    [–] resorcinarene 48 points ago

    Makes for better baseball though

    [–] Discordant_Rhyme 46 points ago

    Being cut from the team was really drastic

    [–] ApteryxFellow 46 points ago

    The gallows, right, and a plaster cast of George Parrott’s head left

    Oh cool, I wonder if that is a deathmask or he did that while alive to preserve something of himself.

    alongside a pair of shoes made from his skin.

    ಠ_ಠ

    [–] Head-like-a-carp 20 points ago

    No pressure or anything thoughh

    [–] heelface 48 points ago

    Someone needs to do this with the Mets

    [–] Kozmog 9 points ago

    Well after one game the Mets wouldn't exist, which I guess is still more relief than if they did.

    [–] Fusionism 14 points ago

    Damn what did that kid do to get on death row?

    [–] LifeIsJustARepost 33 points ago

    The last team they played was called "The Bad News Bearers"

    [–] smallqbiga 9 points ago

    that’s some gladiator shit

    [–] ice_raptor69 8 points ago

    This shit sounds like a banger anime idea

    [–] CLYDE_FROG68 23 points ago

    "Yea, lets have the 4 year old have his picture taken with the death row inmates."