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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hitting to Right

Henry Aaron, still the all-time home run leader in my book (which deletes all the known cheaters), was known as "Hammerin' Hank and it's good to see he's still hammerin' the racists and GOPers.  From USA Today interview, when asked why he saved some of the many death threats he got chasing the Babe's record:
"To remind myself that we are not that far removed from when I was chasing the record. If you think that, you are fooling yourself. A lot of things have happened in this country, but we have so far to go. There's not a whole lot that has changed.
"We can talk about baseball. Talk about politics. Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he's treated.
"We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go in the country.
"The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts."

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