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Old 06-13-2019, 08:49 AM
Frater Perdurabo Frater Perdurabo is offline
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Iím an historian, but when youíre talking about a a consumer product - and Major League Baseball is a consumer product competing not only with other entertainment products, but also another major league team eight miles north - the precise history of something is less important than what it might symbolize today.

No one is going to stop coming to Sox games if they DONíT celebrate the 40th anniversary of Disco Demolition.

But some people might be offended, and therefore might stop coming to Sox games, if they DO celebrate the 40th anniversary of Disco Demolition.

To me it probably makes business sense to cancel the planned celebration if itís going to be perceived as offensive by some.
The universe is the practical joke of the General at the expense of the Particular, quoth Frater Perdurabo, and laughed. The disciples nearest him wept, seeing the Universal Sorrow. Others laughed, seeing the Universal Joke. Others wept. Others laughed. Others wept because they couldn't see the Joke, and others laughed lest they should be thought not to see the Joke. But though FRATER laughed openly, he wept secretly; and really he neither laughed nor wept. Nor did he mean what he said.