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  •  My beloved NY F*ckin' A Yankees (1+ / 0-)
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    Dem Beans

    play Kate Smith's god awful rendition of 'God Bless America' every frickin' home game. Lately they've included a "please welcome... " as the announcer introduces two GI Joes, or one GI Joe and one copper, or one copper and one smoke eater, or... to the point where I come close to having to reach for my hurl pail. Usually I just change the channel to 'Ghost Adventurers' or some other SyFy offering and then flip it back to the ballgame. But, yeah, all this rah rah jingoism horse$h!t is a great way to spoil a ballgame!
    As for how it got started... it was mandated by commissioner Bud Selig (prolly on a "suggestion" from Vader or G. Dubya himself)
    Play Ball! Not politics.

    See you sonsabitches at NN13! Look for our Banner and stop by and say hello!

    by winkk on Fri Jul 05, 2013 at 09:29:39 PM PDT

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