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Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Republicans in Yankee Stadium: An Genuine Exclusive

A couple of months ago I happened to learn of something bizarre in the offing: The RNC was planning to hold the first night of their NYC convention in Yankee Stadium. (No, not during a game. The Yanks are off Monday, August 30, the date in question.) This struck me as likely to backfire nationally; to identify yourself with baseball is one thing, but to identify yourself with the really rich team that thinks itself entitled to win every year, and has top-level hissy fits when it doesn't...well, you see. Nevertheless, this was a serious plan for quite a while. Eventually it was dropped for logistical reasons.

Then again, after this:
During the singing of "God Bless America" in the seventh inning, an image of Cheney was shown on the scoreboard. It was greeted with booing, so the Yankees quickly removed the image.
...well, it looks like a plan better abandoned, all around. (OK, I guess the plan wasn't really to let the general public in at the same time to show their love. But still.)

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