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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Braves Set American Flag on Fire At their Home Opener

As a scheduled part of their home opener, the Atlanta Braves set off fireworks before their game against the New York Mets on Tuesday. As an unscheduled part of their home opener, the fireworks set fire to the American flag that flies above the Braves Vision video screen in center field.
“It happened because of new pyrotechnics,” Braves spokesperson Beth Marshall said. “For the first time, they put pyrotechnics on Braves Vision. One of the pyrotechnics flew at the flag and lit it on fire.” Marshall added that the material of the flag is flame retardant, so it went out on its own.

Text from LA times, link goes to deadspin for photo

Bourbon Samurai in America Posted: April 09, 2014 at 08:34 PM | 24 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: braves, love of america's enemies, the south shall rise again, turner field

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   1. AndrewJ Posted: April 10, 2014 at 06:34 AM (#4683614)
Rick Monday apparently wasn't in attendance.
   2. Rickey! scores own goals all the time Posted: April 10, 2014 at 07:28 AM (#4683620)
The flag deserved it.
   3. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: April 10, 2014 at 07:33 AM (#4683621)
Thanks Obama!
   4. zonk Posted: April 10, 2014 at 08:17 AM (#4683633)
I knew I could count on BBTF to have a Rick Monday reference before I even got here...
   5. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 10, 2014 at 08:22 AM (#4683636)
The Braves spokesperson continued, "While the US flag is out of commission, we just happen to have a copy of the ol' stars and bars that we'll put up in the meantime. Don't worry, your Yankee flag will be back soon."
   6. JE (Jason) Posted: April 10, 2014 at 08:27 AM (#4683639)
The flag deserved it.

So you admit this was your doing?
   7. Dale Sams Posted: April 10, 2014 at 08:31 AM (#4683645)
"Tomorrow....bombs bursting in air."
   8. Rickey! scores own goals all the time Posted: April 10, 2014 at 08:33 AM (#4683646)
So you admit this was your doing?


I'm just saying folks named Sherman might avoid the area for a while.
   9. Dag Nabbit is a cornucopia of errors Posted: April 10, 2014 at 08:38 AM (#4683649)
Gotta admit - that there is one attention-getting headline.
   10. McCoy Posted: April 10, 2014 at 08:40 AM (#4683650)
I'm just saying folks named Sherman might avoid the area for a while.

So a guy named Sherman burning his own flag would make Rebel sympathizers unhappy?
   11. Joey B. is counting the days to Trea Turner Posted: April 10, 2014 at 09:43 AM (#4683679)
This is why they already need a new stadium after just 17 years.
   12. BDC Posted: April 10, 2014 at 09:47 AM (#4683683)
These colors dont … RUN! AAAAAGHHH!
   13. Rickey! scores own goals all the time Posted: April 10, 2014 at 09:52 AM (#4683686)
America was asking for it. The way she was dressed. In that neighborhood?!
   14. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 10, 2014 at 09:54 AM (#4683687)
I do not agree with their actions, but I will fight for their right to do it.
   15. JE (Jason) Posted: April 10, 2014 at 10:02 AM (#4683690)
I do not agree with their actions, but I will fight for their right to do it.

You mean their inability to score a run off of Bartolo Colon?
   16. Bitter Mouse Posted: April 10, 2014 at 10:06 AM (#4683694)
I do not agree with their actions, but I will fight for their right to do it.


Back in the day there were periodic flag burnings at my college (it was the 80s and it was a bit dated even then, but at my college I was positively right wing). The foreign students were always really puzzled by the whole thing in general. They didn't understand why no one was punishing the idiots (and yes they were idiots) who were doing it.

But yeah great headline and some quality snark up thread. I approve.
   17. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: April 10, 2014 at 10:15 AM (#4683703)
Burning a flag that isn't wrapped around a politician is a waste of time.
   18. Jeltzandini Posted: April 10, 2014 at 10:23 AM (#4683709)
Classic heel turn.
   19. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: April 10, 2014 at 10:27 AM (#4683712)
Marshall added that the material of the flag is flame retardant

Old Glory is NOT retarded, you stinkin' Commie!
   20. zonk Posted: April 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM (#4683723)
You mean their inability to score a run off of Bartolo Colon?


Did we lose a war or something? That's not America. That's not even Mexico.
   21. Der-K is now fully whelmed! Posted: April 10, 2014 at 10:47 AM (#4683732)
Thank goodness that Abe Lincoln designed that thing or who knows what the Braves would've done!
   22. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 10, 2014 at 10:53 AM (#4683736)
Thank goodness that Abe Lincoln designed that thing or who knows what the Braves would've done!


True story: The kid who designed the current flag did it as part of a school assignment to design a new flag. He was given a B-, but the teacher upgraded that to an A when Congress adopted his design.
   23. The Polish Sausage Racer Posted: April 10, 2014 at 11:03 AM (#4683742)
Well, burning is the authorized way to dispose of a flag, so I guess that is okay.
   24. Bourbon Samurai in America Posted: April 10, 2014 at 11:14 AM (#4683756)
It is a pretty spectacular picture

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