WUI (Writing under the influence)

Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.

I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.

This old house Grovenet Wal*Mart Visiting Poland American wine better than French.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

 

Olympics and baseball

I know I will offend somebody with the following comment:

I don't like baseball and I don't like Olympics.

So I don't share all of Oregonian's scorn toward the IOC:
Hey, International Olympic Committee, you stink.

You tossed baseball and softball out of the Olympics, beginning in 2012 in London.

What were you looking at? They run the Olympic sports by you -- yawners like the modern pentathlon, table tennis, Greco-Roman wrestling and, yes, synchronized swimming -- and you call baseball and softball out?

Open your eyes: You're missing a good game. Baseball and softball are not just American sports any longer. Last night more than 35 million people around the world watched and listened to the Major League All-Star Game broadcast in several languages. The Home Run Derby featured players from eight countries. That wasn't the Stars and Stripes they draped over Bobby Abreu's broad shoulders after he won the derby. It was the Venezuelan flag.
But it's still refreshing that the Oregonian finally discovers that most of those international organizations are there simply to bush the US and hurt other nations in the process (although I won't be crying for Cuba or China any time soon):
Your bias against the United States isn't going to hurt baseball in this country. The Yanks and the Sox don't need you. What you have done is crush the dreams of baseball players in Cuba, who consider the Olympics the true World Series, and set back the game in countries such as Australia, Korea, China and Taiwan.
So I can join the Oregonian and say this to IOC and all other international organizations:
Ya bums.

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