Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, February 12, 2018

OTP 12 February 2018: Jeff Samardzija explains why politics and baseball rarely mix

However, there were several curveballs that forced Giants’ players to think outside the box, including one from a fan who asked a trio that included catcher Buster Posey, reliever Cory Gearrin and starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija whether they think baseball players should have a role in voicing their political opinions like football and basketball players have in recent years.

The question temporarily stumped Gearrin and Posey, so as his teammates waited, Samardzija decided to jump in and share his perspective.

“I don’t think so, not necessarily because we’re here to entertain you guys. Every time we step on the field, it’s important,” Samardzija said, before pausing temporarily while a loud round of applause petered out.

(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.)

Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: February 12, 2018 at 07:41 AM | 2005 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: off topic, politics, san francisco giants, spring training

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

Page 21 of 21 pages ‹ First  < 19 20 21
   2001. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: February 19, 2018 at 05:16 PM (#5627104)
2001 was an overrated movie.
   2002. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: February 19, 2018 at 05:22 PM (#5627111)
Stick it in your ear.
   2003. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: February 19, 2018 at 07:51 PM (#5627164)
That's what Wakefield wished he'd done to Boone in 2003.
   2004. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: February 19, 2018 at 07:51 PM (#5627165)
(Pre-emptively deleted)
   2005. Ray (CTL) Posted: February 21, 2018 at 02:08 PM (#5628166)
.
Page 21 of 21 pages ‹ First  < 19 20 21

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Jim Wisinski
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2018 June 18: How Life Imitates the Congressional Baseball Game
(334 - 10:24am, Jun 19)
Last: Zonk cooks his superfish with raisins

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (April - June 2018)
(3732 - 10:23am, Jun 19)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread (World Cup)
(542 - 10:21am, Jun 19)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

NewsblogDodgers' surprise ace makes All-Star case in win over Giants
(74 - 10:19am, Jun 19)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogFormer MLB pitcher Kevin Brown reportedly held two mail thieves at gunpoint until police arrived
(146 - 10:14am, Jun 19)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

NewsblogGrumpy Gossage Napalms His Bridges:BWitz:NYT (reg req.)
(71 - 9:54am, Jun 19)
Last: Smitty*

NewsblogJuan Soto Makes His Second MLB Debut Tonight
(17 - 9:34am, Jun 19)
Last: eric

NewsblogOT - 2018 NBA Summer Potpourri (finals, draft, free agency, Colangelo dragging)
(1209 - 9:17am, Jun 19)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogDeadspin: Former Blue Jay Kelly Gruber Disinvited From Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame Festivities
(13 - 9:05am, Jun 19)
Last: Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-18-2018
(25 - 9:04am, Jun 19)
Last: Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!)

Sox TherapyA Pleasant Trip So Far
(7 - 8:30am, Jun 19)
Last: SandyRiver

NewsblogMetBblog: Mets reportedly ready to entertain trade offers for 'virtually everyone'
(27 - 2:11am, Jun 19)
Last: This is going to be state of the art wall

NewsblogIt's not a crime when OMNICHATTER does it! for June 18, 2018
(77 - 1:40am, Jun 19)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogTaking Back the Ballparks - Astros voting thread
(17 - 10:29pm, Jun 18)
Last: . . . . . .

Gonfalon CubsClicking
(48 - 9:27pm, Jun 18)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.2275 seconds
46 querie(s) executed