June 20th, 2010 14:38 EST
Florida Marlins Vuvuzela Giveaway Promotion Enrages Players And Umpires
"The Marlins, Rays and umpires seem to agree on one thing about Saturday`s game - they didn`t like the vuvuzela-like horns that were given away by the Marlins to the first 15,000 fans. Vuvuzela giveaway night was a disaster of Biblical proportions, it made the infamous Disco Demolition Night that took place 1979 at Comisky Park in Chicago look like a hippie peace and love picnic.
`That was the worst handout or giveaway I`ve ever been a part of in baseball,` said Dan Uggla, who wore earplugs. `This isn`t soccer. I know the World Cup is going on but this is baseball.`
`I really believe the horns should be banned from Major League Baseball,` said Rays manager Joe Maddon." Read more
Baseball players, managers and umpires rarely agree on anything, but they were unified in their hatred of the vuvuzelas.
If there`s a hell I imagine that a demon carries a hot poker in one hand, and a vuvuzela in the other. Why a professional baseball team would give away Satan`s toys is beyond comprehension.
I can`t wait for fans who lost their hearing to start filing their lawsuits. I hope the Florida Marlins go bankrupt!
The Marlins lost the game in 11 innings, maybe there is a God in heaven!
The Commissioner of Baseball needs to immediately ban vuvuzelas from every major league ballpark.
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