Politics and Baseball

There are certain things that do not go well together. Examples include but is not limited to: oil and water, sugar in a fuel tank, politics and religion, or politics and sports. As a member of several sports websites, there seems to be an annoying habit of political crap popping up in the pages dedicated to baseball. An example is yesterday’s speech by the former president. Entire sections of sports were removed to make way for political know-it-all’s input on the former presidency. Followed by kids are living in cages like dogs. Then it was Muslims are bad, immigration sucks and so on.

I’m sorry, I thought this was a baseball page. Where I can get up-to-date stats on my favorite players. Discussion usually centers on who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Will Pete Rose ever be allowed in? Does he deserve to be allowed in? Did Barry Bonds take performance enhancing drugs? These are the usual topics. It never should be about did Obama fail to react to Benghazi? Was it on purpose? Or did Trump screw Stormy Daniels? Does it matter? On an on it goes. These idiots are ruining what little I have left in the world to enjoy.

It isn’t enough that ESPN constantly wants to be political. Heck, now they even have athletes who want to enter the political spectrum and spout nonsense. What happened to playing the game? You get paid to throw a 100 m.p.h. fastball, not spout your take on transgenderism. Do you have the right to your opinion? Absolutely. Can you shout it from the rooftops? Absolutely. Do I want to see it when I turn on a baseball game? Absolutely not. By all means, take a stand. Share your opinion. Just stop ruining the game. Dear God, its not that hard to separate it.

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