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OTP 15 January 2018:Mississippi’s anti-gay marriage law is hurting two college baseball teams

The “stick to sports” mantra took on a life of its own in 2017, as the interweaving of sports and politics was undeniable and, ultimately, angered quite a few sports fans. Still, protests during the national anthem or political tweets by athletes never actually got in the way of the action or stopped games from being played.

But politics have halted a college baseball series between the University of Southern Mississippi and Stony Brook University, a public school in New York. The two schools were scheduled to meet in a three-game series in February, but dueling declarations in each state have now made that series impossible. The kicker? It has absolutely nothing to do with baseball.

 

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Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: January 15, 2018 at 03:13 PM | 2103 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   2101. Lassus Posted: January 22, 2018 at 09:40 AM (#5610793)
Thanks, David, that does help as far as literal uses of "tactically".
   2102. Zonk Sits on the Stool next to Slats Steely Posted: January 22, 2018 at 10:23 AM (#5610812)
Not sure my feelings on how the shutdown ends/when it ends - and the political implications matter either way, though - long-term, I think the political implications are nil.

But - it's fun spoiling Trump's Davos trip.
   2103. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: January 22, 2018 at 11:29 AM (#5610854)
The government may be shut down, but the new thread is open!
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