(The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman

Saturday, August 17, 2002

Baseball Hesiod points out a disturbing ranking of Presidential priorities -- while "furious" about the possibility of a baseball strike, the President was only "distressed" about the deaths of four American citizens from a terrorist act (before quickly returning to golf: "now watch this drive"). Please understand that I am not simply making a joke about the President's linguistic skills (nor was Hesiod, clearly) or commenting on his priorities; I am repeating Hesiod's point in order to make a point more specific to my blog, which is "When the President of the United States was, through the lottery of life, lucky enough to make money as a baseball owner -- then isn't it (a) unsurprising, but (b) nonetheless beyond ridiculous, that he uses the bully pulpit to pressure the players into giving up their federal statutory rights under the National Labor Relations Act?"

(Yes, I should have better things to do on Saturday night than blog, I agree. Fortunately for me, I am doing several of them even as I am writing this.)

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