Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Occupy First Base?

For 12 seasons (2000-2011), we have worked very hard at keeping politics out of FenwayNation. Believe me, it has taken a lot of restraint to do so. But when the so-called 'Occupy' movement (and we use the term 'movement' very lightly) threatens the sanctity of the World Series, all bets are off.

St. Louis police authorities are girding for a possible onslaught of Occupiers when the Fall Classic opens on Wednesday—a day, by the way, when First Lady Michelle Obama will be in attendance. So, the Secret Service is rightly involved as well.

If the protesters (what exactly are they protesting?) want to exercise their First Amendment rights in the public spaces of America—all power to them. When they start to encroach on our hallowed institutions, well, does (the original) Mayor Daley ring a bell? 'Nuff ced.