My conservative cousin from New York filed this report from Yankee Stadium, where sports and left-liberalism intersected for the second time in a single week:
Last night I was at Yankee Stadium watching the Yanks exciting extra-inning playoff win. Along with 50,000 other shivering fans we had to endure a scoreboard message from Robert Redford sponsored by the National Defense Resources Council demanding that we lower our standard of living to stop global warming. The volume was turned on so loud that Redford’s voice could be heard above the howling wind and freezing rain of a mid- October evening in New York City.
For years we’ve been bombarded by liberal screeds from Wolf Blitzer at airport terminals and Sanjay Gupta in physicians waiting rooms. Now it seems we have to endure them at sporting events.
Was Major League Baseball coerced into subjecting fans to this drivel or does it represent the sincere beliefs of the Commissioner’s office? Perhaps the latter is the case. Could that be the real reason behind the decision of Hinderaker’s Minnesota Twins to build an outdoor stadium? If Gore and Redford are right, your colleagues John and Scott could soon be watching a November World Series Night game in Minneapolis wearing short sleeve shirts.
Seriously, what can be done to stop this insidious invasion of our public space by left wing propagandists spouting costly nonsense?
I doubt that the Commissioner’s office holds any sincere beliefs. Neither does corporate America as a whole. It just follows the path of least resistance. Which is why conservatives need to flex whatever muscle we have.