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Monday, May 02, 2011

‘USA’ chant YouTube will not be removed by MLB

Yeah, but good luck finding the equally historic Kennedy - Castro match-up from the other day!

In one of the best sporting moments in memory, a baseball game was transcended by national patriotism Sunday night. Players on the field were competing in a baseball game—heated rivals, in fact—but when news of Osama Bin Laden being killed spread throughout Citizen’s Bank Park Sunday night via handheld devices and word of mouth, USA chants erupted. It was truly a testament to how, despite our many differences, we are all bound together in this great country.

I linked the video into 3 up, 3 down late Sunday night because I figured it would be pulled like every other MLB video on youtube. But Monday morning, MLB.com announced it would not use a copyright claim to pull the video, citing historical importance and a lack of impact on the game. (Eric Fisher on Twitter)

Repoz Posted: May 02, 2011 at 04:38 PM | 30 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, media, television

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   1. Guapo Posted: May 02, 2011 at 05:47 PM (#3815592)
Repoz posting links today :: Josh Hamilton at the HR Derby at Yankee Stadium
   2. UCCF Posted: May 02, 2011 at 05:59 PM (#3815611)
Repoz posting links today :: Josh Hamilton at the HR Derby at Yankee Stadium

Repoz posting links today :: Josh Hamilton arguing politics during the HR Derby, but claiming that he should still win the HR hitting crown because he made his arguments in a baseball stadium.
   3. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: May 02, 2011 at 06:04 PM (#3815618)
I fully expect MLB to take as much advantage of last night's game as much as they possibly can. I'm sure there marketing people are already looking for synergies outside the box and ways to rebrand MLB as the Navy SEALS of American sports leagues.
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: May 02, 2011 at 06:07 PM (#3815624)
I fully expect MLB to take as much advantage of last night's game as much as they possibly can. I'm sure there marketing people are already looking for synergies outside the box and ways to rebrand MLB as the Navy SEALS of American sports leagues.


can't wait for the Osama Bin Laden effigy day, bring your own lighter.
   5. Russ Posted: May 02, 2011 at 06:28 PM (#3815650)
I fully expect MLB to take as much advantage of last night's game as much as they possibly can. I'm sure there marketing people are already looking for synergies outside the box and ways to rebrand MLB as the Navy SEALS of American sports leagues


Mariners are already Team Six.
   6. McCoy Posted: May 02, 2011 at 06:29 PM (#3815652)
Just my opinion and all but Philly crowds will chant "USA! USA!" at the drop of a hat.
   7. Steve Phillips' Hot Cougar (DrStankus) Posted: May 02, 2011 at 06:30 PM (#3815655)
Oh, look MLB, you can make things available on youtube when it suits your interests.

Please let other things go up on youtube, or make them otherwise available. There's a ton of footage from old games that add to the history and makeup of the game. You know, the kind of things that can really add to the fan experience. Get them up there.

Your insistence on removing every last clip that shows baseball only hurts fans of the game.
   8. Steve Phillips' Hot Cougar (DrStankus) Posted: May 02, 2011 at 06:32 PM (#3815660)
ways to rebrand MLB as the Navy SEALS of American sports leagues


Outside of Gaylord Perry, MLB might be the least aquatic of the major sports.
   9. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: May 02, 2011 at 06:38 PM (#3815670)
Outside of Gaylord Perry, MLB might be the least aquatic of the major sports.

McCovey Cove!
   10. LionoftheSenate (Brewers v A's World Series) Posted: May 02, 2011 at 06:39 PM (#3815673)
In Milwaukee, back in 1997 I believe, the Yankees were visiting Milwaukee and Hideki Irabu was pitching his 3nd start, game was on ESPN. Dave Nillson (Australian) hit a key HR late that knocked Irabu out of the game, it was his first loss (Irabu was 2-0) but the first of many horrific pitching performances by the Japanese pitcher. As Irabu walked off the mound, the crowd chanted USA!, USA!, USA!......Irabu stuck his tongue out at the crowd in response. This was the last time the Yankees lost to the American League version of the Brewers.

After the game when asked about the USA! chants, Nillson said, "I don't know how I exactly fit into that?".
   11. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: May 02, 2011 at 06:51 PM (#3815685)
ways to rebrand MLB as the Navy SEALS of American sports leagues
Can we put their logo on the bases?
   12. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: May 02, 2011 at 06:54 PM (#3815690)
Can we put their logo on the bases?

They could probably get away with it today.
   13. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: May 02, 2011 at 07:54 PM (#3815768)
Outside of Gaylord Perry, MLB might be the least aquatic of the major sports.


I think the stadiums in Arizona and Miami both have pools or hot-tubs.
   14. SoSH U at work Posted: May 02, 2011 at 07:57 PM (#3815774)
In what way is basektball aquatic?
   15. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: May 02, 2011 at 08:18 PM (#3815809)
In what way is basektball aquatic?


The Pittsburgh Pisces!
   16. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 02, 2011 at 08:37 PM (#3815835)
The Pittsburgh Pisces!

So glad somebody else remembers this movie.
Now you're making history, oh yeah.
   17. Flynn Posted: May 02, 2011 at 09:02 PM (#3815857)
Please let other things go up on youtube, or make them otherwise available. There's a ton of footage from old games that add to the history and makeup of the game. You know, the kind of things that can really add to the fan experience. Get them up there.


I can sort of understand why MLB removes Youtube clips of current events; they really do a very good job chronicling everything on their website. Even unflattering stuff gets coverage; MLB is not the NHL, where you wouldn't see a fight without Youtube. It takes away hits and income from them.

But there really is no justification for not letting people put up old games and clips. It drives mania, it doesn't kill it. If someone wants to upload the 9th inning of Game 5 of the 1980 NLCS, then let them.
   18. LionoftheSenate (Brewers v A's World Series) Posted: May 02, 2011 at 09:33 PM (#3815890)
Totally agree with #17.

The upside is so much greater than the down side for MLB in embracing you tube. You are right it would really drive fan loyalty and intensity for their core fan. It is smart business to leverage things like you tube, even if you don't own it.
   19. JoeHova Posted: May 02, 2011 at 09:37 PM (#3815895)
In what way is basektball aquatic?

Isn't Michigan State going to play a game on an aircraft carrier next season? That's pretty aquatic. Also, the Lakers.
   20. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: May 02, 2011 at 09:49 PM (#3815903)
Isn't Michigan State going to play a game on an aircraft carrier next season? That's pretty aquatic.


Yes, versus UNC. They haven't yet determined the aircraft carrier, which sort of amuses me.
   21. madvillain Posted: May 02, 2011 at 09:55 PM (#3815906)
Nationalism is something, I'm not sure it's all that great of thing though. I believe more in Humanism.
   22. phredbird Posted: May 02, 2011 at 09:58 PM (#3815908)
Outside of Gaylord Perry, MLB might be the least aquatic of the major sports.

McCovey Cove!


wasn't moises alou into water sports?
   23. Steve Phillips' Hot Cougar (DrStankus) Posted: May 02, 2011 at 10:04 PM (#3815912)
@2 is awesome.
   24. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: May 02, 2011 at 10:33 PM (#3815923)
If someone wants to upload the 9th inning of Game 5 of the 1980 NLCS, then let them.


Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!

*runs from room, crying*
   25. Kurt Posted: May 02, 2011 at 11:34 PM (#3815973)
In what way is basektball aquatic?

I'm surprised JC in DC hasn't been along to give the obvious response.
   26. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: May 03, 2011 at 04:57 AM (#3816301)
Yes, versus UNC. They haven't yet determined the aircraft carrier, which sort of amuses me.


I also read that zero tickets are being made available to the public, and each ticket will have the person's name on it.
   27. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: May 03, 2011 at 05:06 AM (#3816303)
Well i would guess its limited seating on a carrier
   28. larkin4HoF Posted: May 03, 2011 at 06:48 AM (#3816328)
I also doubt they will have a big scalping problem outside the venue.
   29. MM1f Posted: May 03, 2011 at 08:42 AM (#3816349)
Mariners are already Team Six.

Excellent.
   30. MM1f Posted: May 03, 2011 at 08:43 AM (#3816350)
In what way is basektball aquatic?


"Left hand, right hand, it doesn't matter. I'm amphibious." - Charles Shackleford

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