"Good Friday-A Proposal To Major League Baseball"
The National Basketball Association, on Christmas Day, starts its' play at 5:30PM on December 25th. The National Football League would do its' Game on Sunday at 4:15PM, or on Monday Night, at 8:00PM;
This is The Time Of The Holy Season of Passover, in the Jewish Faith & The HOLIEST Season in All Of Christendom, especially in The Easter Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday & Holy Saturday(Vigil Of The Resurrection), that is, The Passion, Death & Resurrection Of The Christ. WHY Does Major League Baseball PERSIST in playing in the DAYTIME of Good Friday, ESPECIALLY between the Hours of 12Noon & 3:00PM, in the period of the Time, When The Christ went through his Death On The Cross? WHY?
The Year was 1998, a year where Bill Gates Infamous Windows 1998 Version I, would crash on stage(Thank Goodness For Macs, I always say, especially Mac OS X, Today). This situation I blame, wholly, on Major League Baseball, as it should've known that certain Metropolitan areas have substantial Christian & Jewish Populations. It was Good Friday in NYC & the NY Yankees were between a Rock & a Hard Place, in which to schedule their Home Opener, as Passover was to be celebrated that Evening, & The Holiest Part of The Easter Triduum, in The Death Of The Christ, occurs between 12Noon & 3:00PM. The starting time was 12:30PM, for the NY Yankees Home Opener;
If Major League Baseball Knew any better, the Game should NOT have been played at all, in the Holy Season Confluence & Conflict. Especially Roman Catholics, who cannot consume meat(Hot Dogs & Sausages) on Good Friday, that should be a consideration & for Jews, this would be a Preparation Day for Pesach & Shabbos;
M L B STRUCK OUT, BIG TIME, in this situation, as it pleased neither Christians nor Jews. & John Cardinal O'Connor VOWED(& kept to his word) that he would boycott all Yankees Games in 1998, as Yankee Stadium is located in Bronx County, one of the 10 Counties of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. That Home Opener should NEVER have been played;
Yesterday, in Arlington, TX, the Red Sox played the Rangers, in the Rangers Home Opener in the Afternoon of Good Friday, which was a 1:10PM CT Start. Boo-Boo commited again by M L B in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. & WHY is M L B playing Baseball in the Daytime between 12Noon & 3:00PM, on Good Friday, anyway?
Tim Wakefield Pitched a Nice Game, but Red Sox Bats slept, With The Carmine Hose losing 2-0 to Texas;
In the evening, the NY Mets DESTROYED the Atlanta Braves, in the chill of Turner Field, named for the Agnostic, Anti-Christian, Ted Turner, 11-1, & Oliver Perez pitched a Great Game, in getting the victory. The NY Mets scored, in 4 Games, a total of 31 Runs, allowing only 3 in 4 Games of this young season;
The NY Yankees, despite the efforts of the Baltimore Orioles to donate a Game to the Evil Empire, as if that Empire was a Charity, by commiting 2 errors, lost to Baltimore, 6-4. That game was played in cold weather;
Happy Resurrection, All;