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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Uh, Uh, Uh, That's War Between The States Rights

Last week, to close out the exhibition season, MLB inaugurated the annual Civil Rights Game. The game, held in Memphis, was the conclusion of a week-long celebration of the civil rights movement.

That's a great idea, and MLB gets credit for it. Of course, being MLB, they couldn't do something so simple without a screwing up once or twice.

Which two teams did MLB pick for this game? To represent the AL, they chose the team with the most offensive name and logo in all of MLB. To represent the NL, they selected the franchise which threatened to boycott Jackie Robinson in his rookie season.

Being dead, Al Campanis was not invited to comment.


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