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Sunday, March 05, 2017

OTP 6 March 2017: Baseball Won’t Change Politics, But Politics Will Definitely Ruin Baseball

Equal time for our friends on the right, with a blast from David Harsanyi of the Federalist:

Stark notes, for instance, that there was a “social media storm” when St. Louis Cardinals centerfielder Dexter Fowler “dared” to “express personal concern for his wife’s Iranian-born family in the wake of President Donald Trump’s travel ban.” Fowler was also expressing concern about his sister-in-law having to delay a business trip from Qatar.

Don’t get me wrong, that struggle is real. Yet if Fowler, who has a daughter, had “dared” bring up the rampant misogynistic culture that permeates Iran (and most of the Islamic world) when Barack Obama was striking a deal with that country, the reaction would have been far more consequential than some random fans telling him to stick to baseball.

(As always, views expressed in the article lede and comments are the views of the individual commenters and the submitter of the article and do not represent the views of Baseball Think Factory or its owner.)

 

BDC Posted: March 05, 2017 at 10:07 PM | 1583 comment(s)
  Beats: cardinals, politics, social media

Sunday, February 26, 2017

OTP 27 Feb. 2017: Become Political

What does it mean to become sick of politics? asks columnist Jonathan Stinson.

I kept seeing random photos of baseball players pop up on my newsfeed the other day. At first, I didn’t think anything of it. Pitchers and catchers have reported for camp, and Spring Training is right around the corner for the rest of the MLB stars and hopefuls.
Then I read one of the posts. It said: “The idea of this is to occupy Facebook with baseball posts to break up all the political posts. Whoever likes this post will be given a baseball player and is to post a picture of that player with this text.”
The effort was no Ice-Bucket Challenge, but it did sum up the feelings of many on the left and the right about the current state of the power struggle that surrounds our government.

(As always, views expressed in the article lede and comments are the views of the individual commenters and the submitter of the article and do not represent the views of Baseball Think Factory or its owner.)

 

BDC Posted: February 26, 2017 at 07:22 PM | 2148 comment(s)
  Beats: baseball cards, politics, social media

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Oakland A’s, Smashmouth in Twitter war

Days after San Jose band Smashmouth used its Twitter account to defend 49ers general manager Trent Baalke from criticism, the band was back at it again Friday — and this time, the target of the band’s ire, the Oakland A’s, fired back.

Before it was over, A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle had jumped in to try to keep the peace, but the “All Star” performers and the 1989 World Series champions were too busy taking their swings to back down.

The tweet tiff began with a fairly innocent observation from San Francisco Chronicle sportswriter John Shea, noting that it’s been quite a year for former Athletics fan favorite Coco Crisp. From there, things went downhill quickly.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 29, 2016 at 09:02 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, smash mouth, social media

 

 

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