The Square Circuit

Academia, parenthood, living in a bankrupt city, and what I read in the process.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Pirates fans protest!

A bunch of Pirates fans are planning to walk out during the 4th inning of Saturday's game against the Washington Nationals in protest of the incompetence of the management and the indifference of the ownership, who are dead-set on ensuring a 15th consecutive losing season. While it's probably more effective just to boycott the stadium, this might be a way to exercise some frustration. Fans' initial hopes to have this protest become a media event, unfortunately, have been squashed by the news that the team has gotten FSN Pittsburgh, who has the rights to broadcast the game, to agree not to show or mention the protest on the air. (This means no good footage of the protest on Sportscenter.) And because the radio broadcasters work for the team, you can bet they won't be mentioning it, either.


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