So …we know that Ozzie doesn’t like “fags” gays, thinks Americans are lazy and only immigrants are capable of hard work, idolizes Venezuelan and Cuban dictators, drinks himself into a stupor after every game, refused a visit to the White House with his World Series winning team and instead visited Hugo Chavez, and thinks Latin ballplayers are getting the shaft while Asians are treated like royalty. As an Irish German , I always wondered what punishment a Jewish owner would hand down to a Venezuelan manager who expressed admiration aloud for the most hated person of the Jewish owner’s Cuban fan base. Apparently, that’s worth five days in your bedroom. Is he allowed to take his Venezuelan flag? I hope he likes being on the computer and sending emails.
And Roger…regarding racial profiling, this story. Pennsylvania is geographically a strategic state for drug interdiction with New York City being the source of much drug trafficking. There is no way to get drugs south or west of New York City without going through Pennsylvania, Interstate 80 runs the entire length of the state and it ran right past a certain Trooper who made it his life’s mission to catch every drug runner who past through his zone on I 80. Unfortunately a great majority of drug couriers were of a certain race, and they were filling our county jail up quite regularly.
Curiously, the Trooper was taken to task for racial profiling because he had a high percentage of a certain race among his arrest statistics. He was removed from that work and assigned something else mundane.
My golf league partner, also retired, has the state record for heroine interdiction in one incident. A young man of a certain race had rolled his SUV over into the no mans land between the eastbound and westbound lanes. He was headed to New York City. My partner picked him up at the accident scene and was transporting him to the nearest hotel so that he could get a room and wait for someone to pick him up. He turned to the Trooper and said, “I suppose I’m under arrest.” The Trooper said, “For what?” The courier answered hesitantly “For all that heroine in the back of the car!”
Another obvious case of racial profiling…
BTW: I kind of like snowbirds…