Time to End ‘God Bless America’ At MLB Games?

NEW YORK CITY – A New York Daily News columnist is demanding that Major League Baseball retire the singing of “God Bless America” at games during the 7th inning stretch. Major League Baseball ordered all teams to play the song after 9/11. The Yankees still play the song at every game, but most teams only play “God Bless America” only on Sundays or holidays. But for columnist Gersh Kuntzman, even that’s too much. He calls the use of the song “Mussolini-esque.”

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Good Lord – what’s wrong with singing “God Bless America”? Many have argued over the years that it should actually replace “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem. It’s certainly easier to sing. The problem this guy has clearly isn’t the song. It’s a public display of patriotism. And I’m sorry, that’s just not something that’s going away.

If Major League Baseball decided to follow Kuntzman’s idiotic idea, there would be howls of protest. People WANT to demonstrate their love of country. There are precious few enough opportunities to do so in this day and age. If you don’t want to sing “God Bless America” at a baseball game, it’s a free country. Stay at home and grill tofu burgers instead…
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