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New York Daily News: Ban ‘God Bless America’ from Ball Games

New York Daily News writer Gersh Kuntzman wrote an article Thursday entitled “Major League Baseball Must Permanently Retire ‘God Bless America,’ a Song That Offends Everyone,” where the writer asserts that “‘God Bless America’ should be sent permanently to the bench.”

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Baseball Game Shows Obama, Castro Precisely What’s Missing in Cuba

The Tampa Bay Rays play the Cuban National Team on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in an exhibition game in Latinoamericano Stadium in Havana. Maybe next year the Cuban government permits their baseball team to travel to Tropicana Field in St. Pete to even this up as a home-and-home series. It would save fuel costs for a return trip, after all, and Cuba, like its army of prostitutes, really, really needs the money.

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Michael Keaton Heckles Heckler at Pirates-Braves Game

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves put on an offensive fireworks display in the Pirates’ 10-8 win at Atlanta’s Turner Field Friday night – but the sparks apparently extended into the audience as actor Michael Keaton took a stand against a heckler who was after Pirates center-fielder Andrew McCutchen all night.

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