September 14, 2017

“Anti-racist” stunt at Fenway shows leftists don’t understand America or baseball

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

SJWs are ruining sports again, dividing Americans with a stunt pulled during the 4th inning of a game in Boston’s Fenway Park. 

As the Red Sox played the Oakland As, a group of self-described “white anti-racist protesters” unfurled a large banner over left field reading "Racism is as American as baseball."

They were promptly ejected and their banner taken down but in the era of 24/7 news cycles and social media, the impact was made and their message delivered.

At a time when American’s should be coming together in the aftermath of two devastating hurricanes, these activists sought to divide during a great American pastime — baseball.

What an insult to a sport that had front row seats to major moments of the civil rights movement including the amazing story of Jackie Robinson, the man who overcame real racism to break the colour barrier.

Today, Major League Baseball’s Clubhouse represents a diversity of backgrounds with black, white, Hispanic and Asian players from more than a dozen countries.

Maybe someone should send SJWs that memo.

But unfortunately, the SJW influence in sports is a growing trend as we saw again just this week when ESPN anchor Jemele Hill went on a Twitter tirade declaring President Trump a white supremacist and bigot.

ESPN hasn’t fired her or put her on leave, in contrast to what happened to noted Conservative and former big leaguer, Curt Schilling.

Baseball has been a unifying force in America when times are tough. So many powerful moments come to mind, like post 9/11 when Yankees and Mets players went to Ground Zero to visit victims, or when President Bush threw out the opening pitch at Old Yankee Stadium for game three of the World Series mere weeks after the attacks.

When he threw that strike down the middle, the Stadium and the entire country roared in a moment that proved baseball has the power to unify.

Today, the question is, how will the sport and baseball community react to this?

It’s my hope that some of the most prominent personalities in the sport, white, black, hispanic or Asian, push back on this.

But as we saw with the original decision for NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to take a knee during the national anthem, this has the potential to be the catalyst for a much larger and divisive debate.

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commented 2017-09-16 02:29:59 -0400
Vajay Jay……you have to know that you are suffering from serious mental issues or the pills and booze have taken over your life.
commented 2017-09-16 02:03:20 -0400
Dan Mancuso pretends to be an idiot but most people see through that.

In the United States many people have come together and are struggling to find ways to express who they really are. Flooding in Texas and hurricanes in Florida have many people searching for their priorities.

Most people are trying to figure out how to best help their neighbor.

That is true in the Gulf Coast in the U.S, and it is true in Canada.
commented 2017-09-15 01:39:13 -0400
JAY KELLY commented 1 hour ago…whatever.

I told you before you creepy little retard, f**k off and take you BS with you!
commented 2017-09-15 00:47:49 -0400
The Rebel has done a very good job, and has been trying quite hard, to present information, and news items, and some solid opinions on today’s affairs.

You may not agree with everything, but please do not demand:
T’ROW DA BUMS OUT!

We can do better than that.
commented 2017-09-15 00:03:44 -0400
Wilson, you say, “…baseball has the power to unite. The question now though becomes, how does the sport and the baseball community react to this latest stunt?…”

To borrow someone else’s wise words:
T’ROW DA BUMS OUT!
commented 2017-09-14 23:34:51 -0400
The headline proclaims “leftists don’t understand America”.

Really? Isn’t Christopher Wilson promoting a stereotype based on ignorance?

Americans understand baseball in a way that Canadians cannot. Even though W. P. Kinsella wrote the book on the meaning of baseball, as a Canadian he could never have attached this divisive characteristic to it.

Does The Rebel understand America? In his own words could Christopher Wilson explain it?
commented 2017-09-14 22:01:33 -0400
Keep the politics out of sports. At least not much of these politics has made it to hockey. I guess it is just a matter of time.
commented 2017-09-14 19:14:08 -0400
Christopher, SJW’s never read the Memo. Manufactured outrage is what keeps them going!
commented 2017-09-14 18:08:07 -0400
But of course, SJW’s are of a culture that nobody should be a winner through skill and merit. Hence the long term attack on sports. The banner was more intended to denigrate USA merit based culture as represented by a merit based professional sport, than it was about pseudo-racism. SJW’s are socialist hence racist by definition.
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