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