By Charles Martin | April 13, 2011
Recently the Dodgers had an incident in their parking lot. A person was brutally beaten and put in a medical coma. This was an awful occurence.
Now, LAPD is amp’d. Now, acohol is ratcheted back. Even a hothead endorsed 1/2 price beer and food promo for some weekdays was eliminated.
Relax people. Really? We don’t have any proof that alcohol had anything to do with the incident. We don’t even think the perpetrators were in the stadium before it happened. Back in the day, the Raiders of LA had more LAPD in the stadium than were in Watts. It was awful and embarrasing actually.
I get modern liability woes. I get the worries and jitters of parents sending kids to games. But the CNN world of 24.7.365 updates on Mrs. Jones’s cat in a tree has killed the fun of going to a baseball game.
Baseball games are long. Even for the best of fans. Warm beer and good hotdogs are always the draw. If we are limited in that blessing — and I bet the 7th inning shut off will now be moved to the 5th… maybe 4th inning — what’s the use? The bullies win again.
Gosh damn it. RELAX. I’m sure that McCourt, the Dodger owner, had more belts before his divorce proceedings. But he didn’t beat up the judge. Let the responsible ones of us rule. That’s the American way.
Second — Kobe Bryant goes out and calls a ref a “faggot”. He is killed in the press.
Every gay person I know would think the response was ridiculous. He was fined $100,000 and he is “speaking with gay and lesbian groups”. Really? About what? Great wine and gardening?
Gay people are awesome and they should be ashamed. They certainly don’t need CNN in their corner.
Everyone knows that some slurs are worse than others and even faggot is bad if you know or think you know someone is gay and you want to slander them. But I’m sure the ref was wearing his big fat wedding ring and Kobe knew he wasn’t gay. And even if he was, I doubt Kobe hates gays. In fact, I can say he doesn’t and I don’t even know him.
The repeat of his lips moving over and over on TV worries me greatly. When will I be at Kmart and call my kid “boo boo” and have it play over and over on YouTube or NBC?
I think it’s closer than we think.
This is a scary world sometimes.
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