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SoCalDavidS

(9,999 posts)
2. He'll Get Cheers
Fri Oct 29, 2021, 01:03 PM
Oct 2021

It will be a mixed bag, but in case it's not already apparent, he has a very loyal cult following, and they'll be cheering for their dear leader.

jezebel321

(283 posts)
3. I'm here outside Atlanta and I fully expect him to get tons of cheers. The cheapest tickets were
Fri Oct 29, 2021, 01:11 PM
Oct 2021

above $500 and now above $1000. The crowd will be overwhelming white, rich and corporate. They will love Trump.

malaise

(272,050 posts)
5. I'd prefer to see him frog-marched out of the stadium
Fri Oct 29, 2021, 01:15 PM
Oct 2021

for violating Georgia election law - but that's just me

Tommy Carcetti

(43,333 posts)
8. Whenever any President pops up at a sporting event, there will be a diverse mix of cheers and boos.
Fri Oct 29, 2021, 01:34 PM
Oct 2021

I once saw President Clinton throw out the first pitch at a Baltimore Orioles game. There were a lot of cheers, and a lot of boos. That's how it is.

Thing is, even when there are a lot of cheers, it won't cancel necessarily cancel out the boos.

Now, as for this particular game:

Atlanta is a very diverse but also very Southern city.

The Braves used to play at Turner Field which was in the heart of the City of Atlanta. (It was also the main stadium for the 1996 Olympics) Unfortunately, even though Turner Field was not even 20 years old at the time and had all the necessary modern amenities expected in a ballpark, in 2013 the Braves announced that in 2017 they were going to move to a new stadium in Cobb County, outside city limits. Cobb County is much less diverse than the City of Atlanta. Now, that doesn't mean people from all over the Atlanta area still don't go to Braves games, but notably the new stadium had no public transportation link to the city. Whether it was intentional or not, the move to the (thoroughly unnecessary) new ballpark likely made regular attendance at Braves games less diverse and more white and suburban (which in a Southern city like Atlanta would certainly be more conservative than its urban parts).

There will, without a doubt, be a good number of Trumpists at the ballpark. So if the Former Office Occupant pops up on the jumbotron, they will certainly cheer. Also, I'm sure there will be some so brazen to want to turn a World Series game into a de facto Trump rally, so I'm sure they'll be out with their "Let's Go Brandon" lameness and what not.

Nothing is homogenous, however, and I'm sure there will others who will certainly show their disapproval--vocally--if that orange face pops up on the screen. And for any such people, I encourage you to be as deep with their lungs as they can possibly be.

Good news is that I don't think he'll be throwing out the first pitch or participating in any public festivities on the field. Most likely he'll be locked away in a luxury box far from the view of most fans.

My sincere hope is that whoever is in charge of the telecast and who ever is in charge of the stadium Jumbotron will completely ignore his presence to the extent that it will feel like he was never there. There should not be a single second of screen time for that man, period.

He deserves no more respect than the person who rushes the field in the middle of a game. Broadcasters have made it a point not to televise that behavior, lest they encourage others to do likewise.

This is, after all, a baseball game and fans there should be rooting on their team. Sports--like religion--should be kept entirely separate from politics and matters of the state.

 

Casady1

(2,133 posts)
10. Most of the Braves fans
Fri Oct 29, 2021, 03:28 PM
Oct 2021

Are in Cobb. I used to go to Turner but I will not go on 285 ti Cobb. That is the worst area of traffic in all of Atlanta. I can say 99% of the fans will be white.

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