Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Monday, April 05, 2021
Baseball Is for Democrats Only
Wow. That didn’t take long. The nation is used to Major League Baseball and other sports leagues rolling over for whatever phantasms the political and cultural Left comes up with. But now they do it at hyper-speed.
President Biden had no more than crooned on ESPN that he was in favor of moving this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star game out of Georgia because the Georgia Legislature enacted a voter reform law that Democrats don’t like, when Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that it was done.
The game will be moved, and MLB stands ready to faithfully and quickly follow any further instructions coming from whoever it is that tells Joe Biden what to say.
Manfred on Friday made it official that baseball is now a sport for Democrats only, and made it clear to those who hadn’t figured it out yet that the sport is and will be directed exclusively by the Democrat Party and by America’s woke corporations, who hold all of our games in an economic vise-grip and who are such a major part of the funding of the party. And to hell with the fans, almost all of whom prefer their games straight, not admixed with politics.
...One of the parts of the new law that Manfred and his corporate pals pretend to be offended by is the requirement that voters present proper identification to get an absentee ballot. It’s a real knee-slapper to see these guys hamming it up about this. In all 30 Major League Baseball parks, fans are obliged to show an ID card in order to buy a beer. In my last trip to Fenway, in my 70s, I was carded for the first time in decades when I bought a pregame refresher. I was stunned when the beertender asked for ID. I suggested he needed an eye exam. He said he could see perfectly well but told me he had to ask everyone.