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    there once was a minor league baseball team called the Atlanta Crackers.

    -8.50, -7.64 "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer." - Camus

    by croyal on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 06:13:24 PM PDT

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      While the "Georgia cracker" is the most obvious association, it raises a question as to why a Negro League ball club would have called itself "Black Crackers". Georgia history books once explained that stagecoach and wagon drivers, using whips to speed up their teams, would often respond "I'm a cracker from Georgia" when asked of their origin.

      See, it's so easy to hide a meaning. I was unfamiliar with that meaning, but it's disgusting and racist.

      She nourishes us; that which we put into the ground she returns to us. Big Thunder

      by Winter Rabbit on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 06:29:10 PM PDT

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