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no_to_war_economy Donating Member (962 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:31 AM
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Carlos Delgado Still Won't Stand for 'God Bless America'
An opponent of the war in Iraq, Delgado refused to stand when ``God Bless America'' was played last season at games involving his Toronto Blue Jays. Instead, he would stay on the bench or go into the dugout tunnel.

``I wouldn't call it politics, because I hate politics,'' Delgado said Thursday after finalizing his $52 million, four-year contract. ``The reason why I didn't stand for `God Bless America' was because I didn't like the way they tied `God Bless America' and 9-11 to the war in Iraq in baseball.

``I say God bless America, God bless Miami, God bless Puerto Rico and all countries until there is peace in the world.''


http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_di...

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jamesinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:49 AM
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1. I like his position on this
it sounds good to me and I support him on this.

``The reason why I didn't stand for `God Bless America' was because I didn't like the way they tied `God Bless America' and 9-11 to the war in Iraq in baseball.
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renaissanceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:26 AM
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7. The nationalism in this country runs rampant
and it's people like this who are the true patriots.

http://www.cafepress.com/liberalissues.14741193
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teenagebambam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:14 AM
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2. Why....
....would anyone stand for "God Bless America" anyway? People DO know it's not the National Anthem or anything, right?
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:20 AM
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3. Third rate show tune...
I've never liked it.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:17 AM
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14. I am with you on that... this song is an abomination
and should die a fast death.
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bobbobbins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:20 AM
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4. I wouldn't stand for the national anthem either
im against all forms of nonsense like that...i say celebrate ideas, not land ownership.
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nickfaldo7 Donating Member (24 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:22 AM
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5. finally
somebody with some balls
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trogdor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:32 AM
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16. The national anthem at least has a long history in baseball.
This God Bless America nonsense is patent Bud Selig bullshit. What I would love to see is a bunch of people going to a Yankee game on Opening Day with the intent on disrupting "God Bless America" by singing the song we used to sing during the seventh inning stretch - Take Me Out To The Ball Game, encouraging as much of the crowd as possible to join in.
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BlueManDude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:25 AM
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6. Bravo Carlos Delgado.
I hope you have a huge year with the Marlins.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:31 AM
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8. Was this in his contract?
If he sits up to 16 times, he will be paid $25,000, more than 16 but less than 32, $500000? And he requested and received a special chair just for the 7th inning to sit on? And three times per year he gets to pick an alternate song for the 7th inning. Man, what an agent he has. :spank:
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:34 AM
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9. Good for him
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inslee08 Donating Member (155 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:36 AM
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10. Well, this played well for him in Canada
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 08:37 AM by inslee08
but will Floridians stand (no pun intended) for it?

Methinks there will be some "outrage."
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:32 AM
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20. that was my thought
you're not in Toronto anymore, Carlos.

But he is probably well aware of what he's in for.
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:57 AM
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11. Alas, he's one of the few in MLB to see through this baloney.
I don't stand during "God Bless America" at games either, though I do stand for "Bring Me Out To The Ballgame." That's why I'm there, after all. Not for some cookie cutter, false patriotism.
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malachi Donating Member (653 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:13 AM
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13. Went to Phillies game on "Salute to the Armed Forces" night.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 09:13 AM by malachi
Leni Riefenstahl would have been proud.
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:19 AM
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15. Yikes.
I'm glad I missed that one in Seattle.

Salud...
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:38 AM
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17. Leni Riefenstahl is alive in KKKarl Rove's office
Zeig Heil.
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 09:00 AM
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12. he is correcxt and i applaud him for his actions
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:19 AM
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18. what a cool guy.
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ernstbass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:30 AM
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19. A man true to his convictions - bravo!
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