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Albert Pujols & Tony La Russa to Attend Fox News Glenn Beck “I Have a Dream” Rally

by Robert Littal | Posted on Friday, August 27th, 2010
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There are two subjects I like to avoid:

Politics and religion.

Unless I am poking fun at Tim Tebow (and that is all it is, just jokes) I don’t even get into those discussions.  Religion and politics are personal choices meaning there isn’t a right or wrong.  You can’t tell a person what to believe, because you wouldn’t want someone to do that to you.

When I was originally told that Cardinals Superstar Albert Pujols and manager Tony LaRussa was scheduled to make an appearance at a Fox News Political Personality Glenn Beck rally in DC I sort of “Jamarcus Shrugged” it.

When I was told that Beck was trying to take attention from the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream Speech”, I gave a “rock eyebrow”.

Here is what LaRussa had to say:

“I made it clear when we were approached: I said, ‘If it’s political, I wouldn’t even approach Albert with it.’ I don’t want to be there if it’s political,” La Russa said. He and Pujols met Beck in June, according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“I made the point several times: What is this about?” La Russa said. “I don’t know who’s going to be there, who’s going to accept it. But the gist of the day is not political. I think it’s a really good concept, actually.”

Strauss writes that part of the rally is slated to have a faith-based message, which squares with Pujols’ beliefs and his Pujols Family Foundation.

Sarah Palin and plenty of Tea Party supporters are going to be there.  To be fair Martin Luther King’s niece Alveda King will be speaking as well.

It is pretty obvious what is going on, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that.

My stance though remains the same, what Pujols and LaRussa believe in politically is their business and has nothing to do with them chasing the Reds in the NL Central.

If they want to be manipulated by Glenn Beck and have their faces plastered on Fox News next to Sarah Palin and people who probably still want blacks on the back of the bus that is their decision to make.

Those decisions are ones they have to live with and it isn’t our job to make judgments.

As a wise man told me once never be judgmental just observe and file it away.

I advise you to do the same.

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  1. Osiris Da Don says:

    I just had a super shiver. Rob and I are on the same page on a topic not pertaining to sports. It is their problem not mine. I do hate the fact that they are putting on this charade the same day that I'll be in Washington with Rev. Sharpton but that's not my issue. My issue is to raise the expectations of minorities, to raise the awareness of health, personal, and political aspirations. It is a joke but the world is full of jokers.

    I also agree partially with what your wise friend said. I believe that if you just file it away it might be forgotten. I say blast those fools. Tell everyone what you disagree with and why. That is the only way it will change.

  2. Pujols Fan says:

    I watch Fox News and I support this event which is about Faith in God, hope for our future, and charity towards others. However, your statement "and people who probably still want blacks on the back of the bus" is wrong. Why do you claim everyone going to that event is racist? Overall you are absolutely right with regards to the fact that is their choice.

  3. sports fan says:

    Wow! Apparently Mr. Littal did not take the "Wise man's advice" and not be judgmental. "…people who probably still want blacks on the back of the bus that is their decision to make." Need I say more. How Littal do you feel.

  4. Paul says:

    Littall,
    The reason i dont like the Tea Party or FoxNews have nothing to do with racism. It is mostly because they prey on people's fear to add more dollars to their pockets. Anybody who follows Sarah Palin as a leader deserves not to be taken seriously. don't believe me? Youtube sarah palin and watch her speak and tell me whether you think she knows what she's talking about. As for Glenn Beck, I stopped listening to him once he joined FoxNews because like CNBC, foxnews is dedicated to keeping the population divided.
    At the end of the day, it is a free country and people are allow to march for whatever reason they believe in.

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