Wednesday, September 15, 2004

An American Tradition

So the husband of the woman who had her nose broken at the A's by a chair thrown by Rangers pitcher Frank Francisco said that heckling players was "an American tradition." OK. Well I guess his saying God knows what to people just because they are your "enemy" in an American tradition in some way. In fact, it in my head it is not too far off to connect insulting an opposing team to the point that they throw chairs at you and, say, Abu Ghraib. We do seem to like demonizing and dehumanizing our enemies. Anything is OK in time of war, whether it's invading countries where brown people live or attending a game in a pennant race.