I’m sorry, I couldn’t think of a better title.
If you don’t like a bit of politics and social issues in your baseball, I am warning you now. Do not read anything with my name on it. Just like if you don’t like garlic or heat in your food, don’t eat my cooking. Our sport does not exist in a bubble and my opinions, right or wrong, will color my writing. Anyone who says, “Just stick to baseball”, to me, is a bit simple-minded and lives in a fantasy world.* It’s an election year, so there’s probably going to be a lot of baseball and politics. I do my best to be objective and listen to other points of view but I am human, and I will fail.
So what the hell does this have to do with baseball? Mind you, I have not decided on a candidate so do not view this as an endorsement by any means, but this is cool.
I present to you Bernie Sanders catching this fly ball.
The video is not the best, but you can see the man has skills. Whoever added that audio should be burnt over coals.
He can also play tennis, basketball, and hockey. And he did all that without hardly any Super PACs. I initially thought Super PACs were some sort of super hero Pac-Man hybrid. Imagine my disappointment.
Seriously, the candidate has a lot of love for baseball. Here’s an article from The Guardian on how the devastation of the Brooklyn Dodgers leaving to Los Angeles when he was a youth may have shaped his distrust of corporations. Regardless of your political point of view, it’s pretty interesting reading.
(*Disclaimer: My views are my own. Do not assume they are representative of the blog or my fellow bloggers.)