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The University of Cincinnati will remove Marge Schott's name from its baseball stadium, citing the late Cincinnati Reds owner's "record of racism and bigotry."

The university's board of trustees on Monday unanimously voted to remove Schott's name from the stadium and from the university's archives library. The decision is effective immediately.

Former Bearcats outfielder Jordan Ramey started a petition earlier this month to remove Schott's name. On Tuesday, the petition was approaching 10,000 signatures. University president Neville Pinto also had recommended the removal to the board.

The university's baseball facility was named Marge Schott Stadium in 2006 after the school received a $2 million donation from the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation.

Marge Schott died in 2004. In 1996, Major League Baseball banned Schott from Riverfront Stadium and day-to-day operations of the Reds following her comments about Adolf Hitler. The decision led to Schott selling her controlling interest in the Reds in 1999.

https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/29352693/university-cincinnati-remove-marge-schott-name-baseball-stadium

I can't believe they accepted the donation and named the stadium after her in the first place to be honest. Good phucking riddance.

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1 hour ago, TheDoggFather said:

Are they going to give the money back?

Schott's foundation has encouraged discussions about naming rights. "While we cannot make excuses for the rhetoric made by Mrs. Schott decades ago, we can ask you to learn from Mrs. Schott's mistakes as well as her great love for Cincinnati," the foundation said in a statement this month. "We appreciate what these great organizations bring to Cincinnati and we fully support the decisions made by the organizations who have received grants from the Foundation."

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Gotta return the money plus interest if they truly believe what they say. Otherwise they’re trying to get woke points for free. 

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Understood re conference mate Cincy.

Cincy is decent in baseball but nothing over the top. Cincy did ditch men's futbol (soccer) to save some dime. So there's that. 

The very best thing about Cincy as a conference mate..football HC Luke staying pat. OfferI(s) from elsewhere declined. 

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On 6/23/2020 at 2:33 PM, retrofade said:

https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/29352693/university-cincinnati-remove-marge-schott-name-baseball-stadium

I can't believe they accepted the donation and named the stadium after her in the first place to be honest. Good phucking riddance.

Marge was one hell of a weird broad. Whilst she was running and owning the Reds and several car dealerships she was praising the way Hitler ran Germany in the 30's and 40's, insulting local ethnic groups (primarily Irish and Italian) and donating vast amounts of her fortune to the arts and music in Cincinnati.  A complex and goofy old babe.

And yes UC should give her family back the money she gave the university but they will not do so because they are not required by law to do so. Universities are oft weird as well. 

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19 minutes ago, 1066 said:

Marge was one hell of a weird broad. Whilst she was running and owning the Reds and several car dealerships she was praising the way Hitler ran Germany in the 30's and 40's, insulting local ethnic groups (primarily Irish and Italian) and donating vast amounts of her fortune to the arts and music in Cincinnati.  A complex and goofy old babe.

And yes UC should give her family back the money she gave the university but they will not do so because they are not required by law to do so. Universities are oft weird as well. 

SNL has some funny skits on her back in the 90s.. I forget who played her though.  

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