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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Sports and Politics do not mix!

I really dislike this article .

I know Washington is a political town and in time anything becomes partisan but for crying out loud baseball has only been here for FIVE MONTHS!!!!! Five months and we're already making baseball a political issue.

"W", should stand for "Washington" and nothing else. Sports are non-partisan and should always be treated as such. It brings people together from all walks of life. I might disagree with someone politically off the field or outside the stadium but I know that when we are inside we are together as a city! In Washington, Republicans and Democrats can both cheer against the Braves in baseball and root like hell against the Eagles if we're watching football.

This by way doesn't mean that I don't support anyone who is partisan in the ownership process. It can be Colin Powell or George Soros and I would be happy with either one. Just as long as politics are kept off the playing field, I will be satisfied.

By the way, there is no escaping the initial issue even if you switch to "DC"...It's going to be construed as your support for Dick Cheney! Ahhhhhhh!

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