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Tue Oct 8, 2013, 03:43 PM

Braves Fan Mocks GOP For Shutdown

Just Because The Dodgers Scored More Runs...Doesn't Make Them Right'
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/braves-fan-mocks-gop-for-shutdown-just-because-the-dodgers-scored-more-runs-doesn-t-make-them-right

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The letter from Paul Kaplan to Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), reported by NBC Sports, drips with sarcasm.

In a thinly veiled reference to the House GOP's relentless attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Kaplan noted that his beloved team "sent batters to the plate at least 40 times" in Monday's 4-3 Dodgers win, which eliminated the Braves from the playoffs.

"But just because we couldn't score enough runs, the Dodgers refuse to relinquish the title — and worse, they won't even discuss it," Kaplan wrote. "LA's stubborn refusal to even talk to us about reversing the results of this series is un-sportsmanlike and un-American. But there is an answer: If the Dodgers won't listen to the cries of average Americans like you and me, then Congress should outlaw Major League Baseball until the Dodgers cave."

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"Just because the Dodgers had more hits, scored more runs, and won more games doesn't make them right," Kaplan wrote in closing. "You can help them see that."



Letter
http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/10/08/applying-government-shutdown-logic-to-the-baseball-playoffs/

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Reply Braves Fan Mocks GOP For Shutdown (Original post)
cal04 Oct 2013 OP
Kber Oct 2013 #1
Pretzel_Warrior Oct 2013 #2
HappyMe Oct 2013 #3
Gothmog Oct 2013 #4
flamingdem Oct 2013 #5
cojoel Oct 2013 #6
Gothmog Oct 2013 #15
Cha Oct 2013 #18
Gothmog Oct 2013 #20
Cha Oct 2013 #23
yellerpup Oct 2013 #7
Rebellious Republican Oct 2013 #8
panader0 Oct 2013 #9
hue Oct 2013 #10
Iggo Oct 2013 #11
AAO Oct 2013 #12
calimary Oct 2013 #13
Gothmog Oct 2013 #14
treestar Oct 2013 #16
Warren DeMontague Oct 2013 #17
Cha Oct 2013 #19
Xyzse Oct 2013 #21
Jim Lane Oct 2013 #22
Gothmog Oct 2013 #24

Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 03:52 PM

1. Awesome!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 03:56 PM

2. This is great!

 

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 04:05 PM

3. k&r



That's good.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 04:51 PM

4. This is great

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 04:55 PM

5. hah!

every school kid knows about rules from playing sports. great connection

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 05:16 PM

6. The entire letter is worth the read

"Americans, by which I mean Braves fan's like me, overwhelmingly oppose a Dodgers win. Allowing them to impose their left-coast values on our post-season play is ruining America. And my fantasy team."

and

"Help us avoid the Dodger's cynical shutdown of Major League Baseball."

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Response to cojoel (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 08:35 PM

15. Here is a pdf of the letter

here is a pdf of the letter


?w=518&h=673

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 01:01 AM

18. Thank you, Gothmog

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Response to Cha (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 11:36 AM

20. My kids are shocked that I am able to actually copy and post pdfs

This was a great letter and needed to be posted. I figured how to do so just to show my children that I am not totally clueless about computers and the internet

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 02:39 PM

23. I'm impressed.. that's why I stopped to thank you! I won't

even go to pdfs. And, you're right.. that letter is amazing.. thanks again.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 05:52 PM

7. Masterful letter.

But, probably nothing can make them feel as stupid as they are.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 05:56 PM

8. K&R, pretty sad day when your beloved demographic, the heart of dixie starts dissing you!

 


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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 05:56 PM

9. F'ing hilarious!

K and R

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 06:16 PM

10. HaHa!! Nice!!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 06:24 PM

11. Beautiful.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 06:32 PM

12. Now that's funny!

 

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 07:25 PM

13. Superb! But I'm afraid if the teabaggers prevail in this tug-o-war, we could actually see something

like this start to play out in reality.

Hey, SORE LOSERMEN anyone????

Why haven't we revived that? It's so much more relevant and accurate now than it was when the bad guys were chiding us because we said bush/cheney stole the election from Al Gore (and as usual, we were correct about THAT, too).

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 08:33 PM

14. There is a football version of this letter out from a satire site

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 08:35 PM

16. That's a riot!

Good for that baseball player!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2013, 08:36 PM

17. Nice.

Well done.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 01:01 AM

19. Impressive! thanks cal

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 11:41 AM

21. Cute

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 02:06 PM

22. I await the response with interest.

The first paragraph sounds like straightforward support for the Republicans' extortion, with no hint of any sarcasm. My guess is that some staffer will read that paragraph, note Mr. Kaplan as a supporter on the tally they're keeping, and send him the form letter "thanks for your support, we'll beat these socialists and win back America," which will go out with the Congressman's robo-signature.

It's a great letter. Thanks for posting it, cal04!

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 02:48 PM

24. Idiot congresscritter responds to letter

The idiot congresscritter in question responded to this letter http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gop-rep-responds-to-atlanta-braves-fan-s-saracastic-shutdown-letter

On Wednesday, Kingston responded with a letter that acknowledged Kaplan's sarcasm

"I agree with you that Republicans and the Braves have much in common," Kingston wrote, according to Fox Sports. "You could say that the Republicans “Bravely” take on tough issues such as defunding Obamacare and trying to curtail runaway spending. And we don’t mind clearing the dugout for a good brawl. We also agree that Dodgers is a fitting name for the Democrats as they often “Dodge” serious issues such as balancing the budget or cutting spending."

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