4:01 pm June 7, 2011, by jgalloway
In case you haven’t noticed, Major League Baseball is gingerly dipping its big toe into political waters.
Three weeks ago, the MLB sponsored “Civil Rights Weekend,” which in Atlanta included a tribute to Hank Aaron. Festivities include an unscheduled condemnation from Mexico-born (and U.S. citizen) Carlos Santana, who criticized Georgia’s new illegal immigration law.
This afternoon, the Atlanta Braves announced that next Tuesday, Flag Day, will be a celebration of President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday: The first 10,000 fans to arrive at Turner Field will be presented with Reagan’s favorite treat — jelly beans.
The day will also feature this video tribute:
And instead of Ludacris, music will come courtesy of country singer Tim Dugger. And — oh, yeah – the New York Mets will provide nine (or more) innings of entertainment.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider
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