Monday, May 14, 2018

Quickies: Foot-Shooting Chronicles, MLB Edition

     Some years ago, retired baseball great and commentator Joe Morgan lamented on live television about how there were too few Negroes in the major leagues. He was rather strident about it. At that time, Negroes made up about 13% of the population of the United States. Negro participation in the majors was about 12% of major league rosters. Those statistics made their way around baseball lovers pretty quickly. The ensuing tide of laughter made Morgan pull in his horns.

     Finished laughing yet? Well, it seems that the majors have contemplated the recent foot-shooting efforts of the NFL and the NBA, and have decided to embark upon their own version:

     Sadly, 23 of the 30 Major League Baseball (MLB) teams are promoting homosexuality through "LGBT Pride" nights this year, reported In addition, only two MLB teams -- New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels -- have never held such "pride" nights. co-founder Jim Buzinski wrote that the teams were continuing "to court their LGBT fan base" and that the "pride nights will be a big draw in Major League Baseball this season."

     MLB Vice President Billy Bean, an openly homosexual former player, said of the "pride nights" in 2017, "I couldn't be prouder of baseball -- we're really leading the way," reported

     "In the spirit of Jackie Robinson, on the 70th anniversary, we feel like we have to lead the industry and be strong role models."

     Check me on this, Gentle Readers who’ve attended baseball games: Did anyone at the gate ever ask you for your sexual orientation? Were you asked whether you have homosexual, bisexual, or transgender friends? Were you asked whether you would be willing to work alongside homosexual, bisexual, or transgender colleagues? Were you informed before being allowed to take your seats that certain of the players appearing that day were homosexual, bisexual, or transgender, and that you must cheer as loudly for them as for the others?

     Glory be to God! They never settle for legal and social tolerance. After that, they press for compulsory approval. Shortly after that it’s compulsory public celebration of their deviances, perhaps with mandatory attendance at “Gay Pride” parades. How much longer will it be before we get to compulsory, state-monitored participation?

     This will harm baseball. Not because some homosexuals, bisexuals, and transgenders choose to attend the games, or become pro baseball players, but because Americans are getting pretty damned tired of having this sort of crap shoved down our throats. There will be a reaction – in fact, it’s already in motion – and that reaction will penalize not only the LGBT activists and their mouthpiece groups, but every institution that’s collaborated with them, acting as cultural gauleiters to compel normal Americans to endorse deviances we’ve learned to tolerate but dislike when they’re flapped in our faces.

     Thank God the New York Yankees haven’t hopped onto this bandwagon.

1 comment:

Emmett Fitz-Hume said...

Few things that I could think of would make me want to put my Red Sox hat on a shelf and wear a Yankee cap. But if they end up being the only team left to not give in, that could happen.

Though,if the Angels continue to hold out, I'd easily go there first. Still, I can't believe the ANGELS are one of the two hold outs.