Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Who'd Have Thought? Even Baseball Players Can Be Clueless

by guest blogger Andrew Roman
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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher, Yovani Gallardo, is having a good year.

The numbers don’t lie.

At the All-Star break, the big right-hander has an 8-4 record, an ERA under 2.60 and has fanned 122 batters. He’s thrown two complete game shutouts and is averaging nearly ten strikeouts for every nine innings pitched.

Not bad at all.

In fact, he was selected to play in Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Game, but due to an injury, he sat out.

So, what does all of this have to do with the price of knishes in Bensonhurst?

If Mr. Gallardo, 24, is to be taken at his word, he will definitely not be playing in next year's All-Star Game either, regardless of how well he may be doing.

And you can take that to the bank ... according to him.

It's not because he is planning on re-injuring himself again next year. It's not because he has mystical powers and can see into his future. It's not because he is purposely going to be playing subpar baseball in 2011 just to prove himself right.

No, his certitude is based on the fact that next year's All-Star Game is slated to be played in Phoenix, Arizona - the most racist, hate-filled, bigoted, xenophobic jurisdiction ever to be created by the human animal (save for maybe the Fox News Channel Studios in Manhattan) - and Gallardo has decided that a stand must be taken against that state's barbaric Undocumented Democrats Law (i.e., Arizona's Illegal Immigration Law).

Ben Walker of the Associated Press writes:

Yovani Gallardo is firm. Even if he's fortunate enough to make the All-Star team again next summer, he'll skip it.

"If the game is in Arizona, I will totally boycott," the Milwaukee Brewers pitcher said Monday.

A year before Phoenix is set to host baseball's big event, the state's new immigration law kept drawing the attention of major leaguers.

Kansas City reliever Joakim Soria, who leads the majors with 25 saves, said he would support a Latino protest and stay away. Detroit closer Jose Valverde can see himself steering clear, too.

"It's a really delicate issue," said Toronto outfielder Jose Bautista, who leads the majors with 24 home runs.

"Hopefully, there are some changes in the law before then. We have to back up our Latin communities."

"If I do get chosen, I don't know what I'm going to do," he said.

And if, for instance, Caucasians decided that they would refrain from paying federal taxes until the most worthless Attorney General in American history, Eric Holder, loses his job, saying, "We have to back up our white communities!"  (because of Holder's decision not to prosecute thug members of the New Black Panther Party for intimidating white voters), is there an abacus in all of human creation that could calculate how may times the word "racism" would rear its ugly head?

Has the young 24-year old pitcher (or any of his fellow Hispanic ballplayers who are moved to make such an important social stand) actually read the Arizona law? Or is he (like so many others) just reacting to the metastasizing cancer of disinformation that continues to infest the lamestream media?

Take a guess.

Incidentally, Gallardo pitched for Mexico (the nation of his birth) in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Mexico's immigration laws are far stricter and exponentially more discriminating than Arizona's. Surely Gallardo is aware that those stifling restrictions extend to the "Latin communities" that exist south of Mexico's southern border.

I'm certain Gallardo must have taken a decisive public stand against Mexico's harsh immigration policies at some point, being the social crusader he is. Unfortunately, to this point, I haven't been able to find it just yet. But I promise you: I am Googling in double-time.

Soria pitched in both the 2009 and 2010 World Baseball Classic for Mexico as well.

And oddly enough, both of these men pitch here in the United States ... where the federal immigration laws are almost identical to Arizona's.

Go figure.

4 comments:

  1. Baseball has gone from Shoeless Joe to Clueless Yo!

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  2. Rip VanBullwinkleJuly 14, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    Can he verify his citizenship?

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  3. "Clueless Yo!" I'm going to fall off my chair! I swear to you ... I actually thought about using that line, but, for some reason, decided against it.

    Nice job, Proof.

    That'll teach me to write anything at 11PM.

    And let us not forget the Arizona Hispanics (as well as every other color of the epidermal rainbow) who are directly affected by these ongoing "bans" against Arizona businesses and industry.

    There is no wisdom on the Left.

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  4. "I actually thought about using that line,"
    What can I say? Great minds! Heh.

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