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Baseball and Politics

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ARE BASEBALL AND POLITICS INTERTWINED?

Just what is America’s favorite pastime? Is it baseball or politics? The past few years offered interesting contrasts. On one hand, we went from a full-blown presidential campaign right into a major political controversy of how to “stimulate” the economy. Certainly in the past year, politics has become a major spectator sport both in Louisiana and throughout the rest of the country. But don’t sell baseball short. Not only has baseball been around longer than any of America’s professional team sports, the game’s highs and lows have been injected in national politics almost from the sport’s inception.  I’m in Tampa, Florida this week check out the major league baseball teams as I do each march.  And politics always enters into the discussion.  So check out my new column by Clicking Here.

You can also catch me on the radio the rest of this week in Baton Rouge on WJBO am from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  We will talk about the latest US Supreme Court decision allowing vicious hate speech to interrupt a soldier’s funeral.  And how about Louisiana’s own former Governor buddy Roemer announcing for President?  (Of what you say?  How about Prez of the U.S.?)  So tune in this week, and you can listen on the worldwide web at http://www.WJBO.com.

And below are some scenes from my week in the Tampa area.  As you can see, I have a big time every year.

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