Maybe Joan Baez Had It Right
One of the most powerful songs on the original compilation from Woodstock 1969 was Joan Baez’s song “Joe Hill.” My apologies if this isn’t the exact title and I’m not even sure if she’s the one who wrote the tune. Anyway, it’s a powerful song about the power that comes from organization. I.E., one person has a voice, but a group of people with the same message can make a lot more headway.
So, Thursday night, Baltimore Orioles fans proved this. Make no bones about it, the Orioles have sucked big time for the last decade or so. And fans are fed up with their birds not being contenders. So, nearly 1000 fans dressed alike and walked out of Thursday night’s game at Camden Yard. And what did it do? It showed the rest of the MLB just how much they care and want their birds to win-but it was also to show O’s ownership they’re ready to pay higher ticket prices to see a winning team.
Can you imagine this site? 1000 fans, all dressed in black, exiting the stadium at once-wow! And yet, this week, two “world leaders” who spit out anti-American rhetoric visit NYC and the protest has a couple of dozen people show up. Does this speak to our sheer stupidity as Americans? Props to the O’s fans for organizing themselves, and shame on the rest of us for being shown by baseball fans exactly how we should band together.