Does this mean Baseball is evil and should not be tolerated?

Caught this attention grabbing headline on Drudge,

“NY METS FAN BEAT MOM TO DEATH — AFTER TEAM LOST… “

According to the article, Mets fan Michael Anthony was none too happy that his team lost a ballgame. So he did what any human being would do when faced with the outcome of something which will never matter: He started banging on the walls of his residence.

His father objected and young Michael allegedly punched his old man in the face, which led to Anthony’s mother to get involved. Mr. Anthony then allegedly stabbed his mother and beat her to death with a 20 pound barbell.

Any thinking human being knows that the game of baseball had nothing to do with this man’s alleged actions, but in the spirit of Professor Dawkins’ polemics, a couple of questions must be asked:

  • Why should something (in this case Major League Baseball ) which may incite such acts of brutality be tolerated by society?
  • Are all fathers who teach their boys to play baseball, guilty of child abuse?

Maybe we should just say no!

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3 Responses to Does this mean Baseball is evil and should not be tolerated?

  1. susanita says:

    Hmmm, I dont think sports are evil, but the way many many men obsess over them yes, like money, sports watching is a root of evil and an excuse for men to neglect their wives, children and God.

    I have a question: What defines gambling? Does God hate gambling? Is poker gambling? Is Fantasy Football gambling?

    What do you think?

  2. Neil Aquino says:

    Though I follow baseball, I’d say that sports are regressive and aggressive and that in fact do inject negative energy into the world. Baseball did not cause the act in question. But nor do organized profesional sports make the world a better place.

  3. Laz says:

    I understand that baseball did not cause this act, and hope you understand my attempt of mirroring some of Prof. Dawkins’ attitudes towards ‘religion’.

    Sports, in and of themselves, are morally neutral thus I would suggest that it is people who are the cause of what you call ‘negative energy’. It is people who like my dear sister pointed out, neglect their loved ones for the sake of rabidly following sports.

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