I’ve been a Cubs fan since I was 10-years-old.
I don’t want to say how long ago that was, but I can tell you that when I saw Mark Grace take the field at Wrigley for the first time, I was in love!
I’ve always loved baseball… the artistry, beauty and precision of a perfect 6-4-3, the smell of the ball, an old glove, the grass… the history, perfection and just pure satisfaction derived from watching a game that is wholly American, requiring teamwork and individual effort.
For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, it’s a stupid, yet hilarious game we all played in high school… years and years ago. We didn’t eat Tide Pods, we didn’t waste hours of each day staring at phones (we didn’t have them), we made up stupid punching games that were fun.
Here’s how it works:
When you’re bored in economics or English class, and you sit in the back corner of the room because your last name starts with a ‘w,’ you and Tommy Vantrease end up playing the circle game for a few years, (along with football–made from a folded up piece of paper in the shape of a triangle).
Basically, it involves making a circle with your first finger and thumb, and then when the other person looks at it, you get to punch them in the arm. Excellent, right?
Of course, there are variations and rules.
You can make a triangle using the thumbs and first fingers on both hands. However, if the person ‘breaks’ the circle without looking at it (pulling it apart with their finger), then they get to hit you.
Oh yeah, and the circle can’t be above shoulder level… like you can’t hold it up to your eye.
So, for the record, the circle game is just a stupid game. What’s wrong with that?
But, to liberals, everything has to mean something racist. Forget about the civil rights attorney and actual democrat committee member who used the n-word a bunch of times in a speech last month. Forget about the black face pictures of the democrat governor—who denies them—or the racist emails circulated through the DNC in 2016.
Liberals think holding your hand a certain way is a violently racist act.
As a life-long Cubs fan, I’m disappointed over the banning, and I’m not the only one.
Here’s the franchise’s statement:
“After repeated attempts to reach this individual by phone, we sent a letter to the individual notifying him of our findings and our decision that, effectively immediately, he will not be permitted on the grounds of Wrigley Field or other ticketed areas indefinitely,” Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney said.
He violated the ‘code of conduct’ they claimed?
Give me a break!
Wow, just…wow. https://t.co/h3QlDuxVZ6 When a kid gets banned for playing a game that’s been around for 50 years you know you’re in a twilight zone. This is what happens when you have liberals on the lookout for anything that MIGHT be possibly racism. Circle game = racism now
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) May 9, 2019
The Cubs have banned a fan for life for trying to make you look so he can punch you in the arm. The country has gone absolutely insane. pic.twitter.com/WVizOnwixX
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) May 9, 2019
This action shows that social justice warriors are completely out of hand. They are illogical, hysterical and just plain stupid.
Hopefully, the franchise will come it its senses and backtrack.