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Now that kneeling to the God BLM has killed MLB deader than Marley’s Ghost***, let’s review first pitches.

*** Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

Mind! I don’t mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country’s done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail.

Even MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Beat NBA, MLB Opening Night Ratings

CNBC reports the NBA average viewership on opening night to be 2.9 million. However, whether 2.75 or 2.9, the NBA not only bent the knee for the anthem, they also bent the knee to Rachel Maddow.

Many in the sports media assumed that sports fans have been starving for their sports. However, on opening night, the ratings show that cable news has more fans than either pro baseball or basketball. Indeed, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson seem to have more fans than both leagues combined.

Baseball debuted with nearly all players and coacheskneeling in protest during the national anthem. In addition, MLB stenciled Black Lives Matter on pitcher’s mounds at every stadium during opening week.

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  • PA Cat August 4, 2020, 1:34 PM

    Another case study in cringeworthy first pitches: Jean-François Kerry reporting for dooty in Fenway Pahhhk in 2004: note the faux pas of wearing a blue shirt on the hallowed ground of Red Sox Nation, pitching from the base of the mound, and casually saluting the soldier/catcher. Outcome as bad as Fauci’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mniJAyhRl8&ab_channel=MLB

    And here’s Bubba, pitching at the Cleveland Indians’ home opener in 1994, back when no one complained about sports teams named for Native Americans (or whatever the PC name is now). At least the good ol’ boy pitched from the mound:

  • John the River August 4, 2020, 7:08 PM

    Other than the Little League World Series, baseball is dead to me.

  • sirlancelot August 5, 2020, 12:07 AM

    Sadly they have ruined hockey as well.