MLB Plays Pass the Pitchforks in Colorado Race Hoax

Posted: August 10, 2021 by datechguy in baseball, Sports

I’m entering my 2nd year of not watching MLB or going to MLB games as they’ve become woke and this week has been an excellent example of why that decision isn’t going to change anytime soon.

First in Colorado we had the spectacle of the Colorado Rockies and the MLPA rushing to condemn a fan who was shouting for a mascot named “Dinger” (baseball slang for Home Run appropriate for a park like Colorado where many are hit) so he could get a picture with his children and grandchildren hounded and condemned because someone thought he had said “nigger” instead when an opposing player was at bat.

Now the player didn’t hear him say this and the film showed the fan was not playing attention to the player but did the Rockies or MLB take the time to check this out? NO they rushed out a statement to make sure that that they were properly woke and properly anti racist and thus this grandfather got a lot of unwelcome attention that he didn’t deserve.

The key line from a tweet from a reporter covering the story:

All kinds of sports media picked up on this. It even got international coverage but when it was shown to be false the Rockies follow up statement didn’t even include an apology and some media even defended their rush to judgement.

Since right and wrong apparently aren’t in play here in a post Christian society let me frame this is a practical ends and means way that MLB will understand?

How anxious do you think he will be to return to the park, how anxious will his children be to return to the park and how anxious do you think his grandchildren will be to go to the park after the team and the players association along with the twitter mob piled on?

And as a fan aren’t you just delighted with the notion that if someone mishears something I’ve said MLB & their players association and the journalists that cover them will be delighted to sic the mob upon you?

If I was MLB I’d think long and hard about the incentive system I am creating.

  1. Pod Hamp says:

    Well, since I haven’t watched MLB in like forever and ever, I would have never known of this except for your reporting. Thanks for doing the dirty jobs that folks like me refuse to do.

  2. Sailorcurt says:

    One of the many reasons I don’t have social media accounts. The mob can’t pile onto you if you aren’t there.

    Like you, I’ve pretty much given up on professional sports (and college sports for that matter). When I watch a sporting event, my goal is to enjoy the contest, not be proselytized to about the woke religion. I haven’t watched an NFL game for three seasons now (or is it four?, after a while it becomes hard to keep track) and this is from a fan who lived for Sunday afternoon and the “Are you ready for some football” song caused an instant adrenaline rush. At this point, I don’t even know the names of any of the players any more. Most of the big names when I last watched are retired now.

    I’ve never been a big MLB fan…most of the players play like they’re working in a factory rather than playing a game for a living…but I would tune in for the world series or during the season when there was a particularly interesting matchup on…or there was simply nothing else to do at the moment. Haven’t watched an MLB game in I think two years.

    Anyway, I’m rambling. You’re exactly right…MLB and the Rockies are greatly misjudging who their fanbase is if they think bowing to the woke mob is more important than having the integrity to sincerely apologize when a mistake is made and try to do better in the future.

    If they’re relying on the woke to fill the stadiums in the future, they’re going to be sorely disappointed I think.

    And once the “normies” have left them and, like I already have, realize they don’t need institutionalized sports to keep them entertained or fulfilled, they’ll likely never come back.

    BTW: Sunday afternoon is a great time to go to the range.

  3. Deserttrek says:

    Almost 60 years as a Red Sox fan and stopped in 2020. Wrote them, snail mail, told them support the USA or blm, cannot do both. They chose blm.
    Watching or following pro sports is supporting blm and the destruction of society.