Warming up for the MLB season are the players, the coaches, the officials, the broadcasters down south and even fans like me up north.
Comcast Sports has been broadcasting spring training games since last week and I have already watched parts of two games and one whole White Sox game.
It was yesterday against San Diego when I noticed two men in the first row behind home plate holding signs. Nothing wrong with holding signs, fans do it all the time for whatever reason. Personally I find it hard to hold up a sign with a beer in one hand.
These two fans did not hold up signs in honor of their favorite player or team. They were not signs heckling the opposing players.
Each doosh was holding one sign. It was white with green hand lettering. When held together they read “Free Wisconsin”.
An inning or so later they turned the signs around and together they read “Teachers Rule”.
A few innings later they turned it back around. It could not be ignored while watching the game and it was a big distraction. It was obvious they were not watching the game since the signs covered their faces for long periods of time.
In all my years I have never seen any political messages held by fans in a ballpark or stadium, ever. That kind of crap just does not belong in a sporting venue.
This Wisco teacher union temper tantrum hissy-fit is like nothing I have ever witnessed. I may be wrong but what they are doing is not winning over many fans.
Is this something we may see more of this season? I have already written to the White Sox asking them to ban all signs behind the plate in view of the camera at home games.
Please do the same.