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Actually there is not. For the players on the team perhaps, because they were probably weren't even aware of the boundary distinctions to be eligible to play baseball for JRW, but as for the adult team officials and the the boys' parents--yeah, they likely knew that by breaking rules Jackie Robinson West was cheating.
Mitchell's sentence, "There's a big difference between breaking rules and cheating," perfectly sums up 21st century liberalism. As long as you mean well, the end always justifies the means.
As for the teams that didn't cheat, well, who cares...
Jackie Robinson West stripped of Little League championship
From my post on Da Tech Guy blog:
Is race protecting Jackie Robinson West Little Leaguers from ringer allegations?