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dodgerblue6



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PostPosted: Thu 11/29/18 12:14 am    Post subject: Ball of Confusion Reply with quote

Tantalizing thread title? My head is swimming from so many scary events taking place in our crazy world, but when it gets to the point where real life encroaches on baseball, what can you do?

For years, I've asked that we not delve into politics in this forum, mostly because I want anyone of any political persuasion to feel welcome here. In fact, I have strictly limited such discussions to what impact politics has on baseball, or what impact baseball has on politics.

And there's just too much of that going on lately. As everyone knows, I have no aversion to this topic and in fact, have somewhat of a fascination with it.

But now, we're living in unprecedented times, when donations to political candidates are being questioned, response to natural disasters is being criticized, and numerous other examples. So how can you avoid discussing politics?

Just wondering what other opinions are out there.
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PostPosted: Thu 11/29/18 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hear you there. I think it has gone beyond just talking politics because right now I worry more about the blurring between lying and truthfulness. It is like nothing I have ever seen before. My thoughts are MLB should stay out of donating to candidates in general. Players should do as they wish but I would not like it if ownership supported someone running for office that I thought was taking us backwards. To be fair I would say just avoid it if you can - even if it is a candidate I like, myself.
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PostPosted: Wed 12/5/18 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard Alex Cora has announced the Red Sox will visit the White House. I wonder how many of the team will go.
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