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Mon Apr 5, 2021, 02:52 PM

Hours before Rangers home opener, Gov. Abbott says he won't throw out first pitch

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Source: WFAA

ARLINGTON, Texas Hours before the Texas Rangers were set to have Texas Gov. Greg Abbott throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the first home opener at the new Globe Life Field stadium, the governor announced he would no longer participate in any Major League Baseball events, including Monday's game.

The governor also said the state of Texas would not "not seek to host the All-Star game or any other MLB special events" and sent a letter to the Rangers explaining his decision.

Abbott said his announcement was in reaction to the league's decision to move its 2021 All-Star game and Draft from Atlanta after Georgia passed a controversial new voting law that critics say will support voter suppression while proponents argue the law will uphold "election integrity."

Read more: https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/politics/texas-rangers-home-opener-gov-greg-abbott-says-wont-throw-out-first-pitch-texas-wont-host-any-mlb-events/287-8d3eec7e-3e21-4c6b-9f7b-a92207227e68



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Reply Hours before Rangers home opener, Gov. Abbott says he won't throw out first pitch (Original post)
pstokely Apr 2021 OP
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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 02:56 PM

1. I'm sure the Rangers are heartbroken about this

Maybe Beto could throw out the first pitch.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:59 PM

28. YES! You're playing my song!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #28)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 06:36 PM

63. I'll bet

Beto could get it over the plate in the strike zone.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #63)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 06:40 PM

64. I hope they ask him...you know someone in that org has thought about it!

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:53 PM

43. YES !!!!!!

Who cares, the guv can go **** himself. Any other Governors, except, of course, the ones in Repub States, would have been tarred and feathered and run out of the entire country years ago.......

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 02:56 PM

2. Good and screw him......🤬 🤬 🤬

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 02:58 PM

3. A good excuse for George W Bush

To walk up to Abbott and say Fuck you.

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:57 PM

59. That would require that W give even a smallish shit about the right vs wrong of ....... ANYTHING!

People, don't let the free love that pop-media has decided need be shown for all the past presidential celebrities separate us from the goddamn facts about WHY WE"RE STILL ENGAGED IN AN ENDLESS QUAGMIRE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, and other republican-ish tendencies to selectively destroy virtually everything good which they touch. It's like handicapping Atlantic salmon spawning based on the number of lampreys they host, except WORSE.

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 06:33 PM

62. Bush should throw out the first pitch. nt

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:01 PM

4. Maybe Beto is available

Now THAT would garner some extra attention!

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:03 PM

6. Yes! Book him now!

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:24 PM

13. My idea also! Draft Beto!

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:55 PM

26. They'd be dumb not to draft Beto!!!

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:19 PM

34. #DraftBeto.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:01 PM

5. Thanks to Texas's voter suppression laws, I'm sure they weren't being considered.

Stupid pukes.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:14 PM

45. Guess he won't host playoffs, then either.

I'm looking for MLB to move the game Baltimore.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:04 PM

7. Why does it always have to be a man?

Why not let a woman throw out the first pitch every once in a while?

Hell, Laura Bush might do it.

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Response to Thtwudbeme (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:04 PM

9. K&R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t

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Response to Thtwudbeme (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:09 PM

10. Or one of the Baylor women BBallers

Britney Griner! (sp)

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Response to LisaM (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:44 PM

22. Excellent idea!

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Response to LisaM (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:08 AM

76. OR the captains of the Men's and Women's teams together !

since the men's team won the championship.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #76)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:34 PM

77. Well, they hadn't as of my post.

But they have lots of people who can throw out a first pitch.

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Response to Thtwudbeme (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:14 PM

33. Maybe Sister Sobieck is available

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #33)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 07:37 PM

68. I love people who defy stereotypes.

Shine on, Sister Sobieck!

Thanks for sharing, sarisataka.

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Response to Thtwudbeme (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:28 PM

37. I was sure you were complaining about always a man that is a total jerk...

There are a few xx's out there but by far the xy's win the stoooopid prize.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:04 PM

8. Like we give a F Abbott. n/t

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:17 PM

11. OK.

Nobody gives a shit if he's involved. Pretty sure they do give a shit if he costs the state revenue because he's trying to score good GOP points by refusing potential revenue from an all star game...

But, knock yourself out there, pal.





Laura

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:23 PM

12. He probably doesn't know HOW to throw... and he fears embarrassing photos like this:

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:27 PM

14. +1

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:31 PM

16. He is in a wheelchair so I don't think anybody expects for him to throw the baseball

in the strike zone. Abbott has thrown the opening pitch in prior seasons.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:42 PM

21. Well, that would certainly make things difficult for him.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:31 PM

17. Another "DRAMA QUEEN!"

Much like "Mikey Pence" 'walking out' because some football players took a knee to protest police violence.
It was a planned display of "A$$holery" and only proved to the world that indeed they were/are A$$holes!

They don't care about the "issues" - they just want to keep the 'deplorables' in line for their votes the next time.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:32 PM

18. republican "cancel culture"! They're whining all over the place about "cancel culture" and yet....

...they're experts at it.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:37 PM

19. this made me laugh out loud.

what, does Abbott think he has a cult of personality too?

republicans are such assholes - i hate them.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:42 PM

20. Jim Crow Isn't As Fun As It Used To Be Right Abbey?

If all them non-white people start voting, there will be no more Republicans in office.

Go on Hannity or Tucker and claim victory.

How many people froze to death last month by the way?

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:52 PM

23. That'll show 'em.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:53 PM

24. Boo fkn hoo.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:53 PM

25. So what, who needs the little tweek anyways? Is he going to give up golf, too?

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 03:57 PM

27. Who gives a shit?

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:00 PM

29. Eat a bowl of fuck, Abbott.

Talk about a guy who's out of his league....

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:08 PM

30. Take your ball and go home. Better yet, stay away...

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #30)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 08:11 PM

69. He can go home but he can't take the ball

hehe

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:09 PM

31. what is he....12?

who gives a fuck....

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:09 PM

32. He's such a wanker...

Childish bullshit. Not like anyone cares all that much.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:26 PM

35. Memo to face "Cut off nose"

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:27 PM

36. Is he afraid he will be booed?

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Response to ShazamIam (Reply #36)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 08:28 PM

72. That was

my first thought, then I remembered what state it was.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:28 PM

38. Gov, any ideas on infrastructure, climate change, educating kids to compete with high tech China?

Still waiting for any Republican plans on any issue that matters.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:35 PM

39. But taxpayers will still fund stadiums for billionaire owners right? n/t

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Response to hibbing (Reply #39)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 07:18 PM

66. We wouldn't in San Diego, ...

so the Chargers left for Los Angeles.

The money it cost them to move, could have paid for a stadium in San Diego.
But the Spanos would rather pay for the move instead of investing in a stadium.

Idiots.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:35 PM

40. Have Texans already forgotten February?

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:45 PM

41. ONLY AN ASSHOLE it seems can boycott the National Pastime

well, he is a Republican Asshole. FUCK him, may he NEVER SEE any sports again.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 04:50 PM

42. Run Beto Run!

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:03 PM

44. Racists backing Racists

 

Unsurprising.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:18 PM

46. that's funny !


DeFraud , Kemp , Abbott & republican party don't want play now they getting caught. getting a little shy about having to lawyer up before ' 22 election's.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:20 PM

47. What a whiny baby thing to do

Maybe someone can send a private plane to get Dr. Fauci.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:21 PM

48. Rangers say the first pitch duties will fall to a 5th-grade teacher from Arlington

Patrick Svitek Retweeted

Rangers say the first pitch duties will fall to a 5th-grade teacher from Arlington who was going to be among the "frontline heroes" accompanying Abbott to the mound.


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #48)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 10:54 PM

73. Good, someone with a heart and a soul

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:25 PM

49. OK MAGAts, stop participating in our society.

I don't want to be around you anyway.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:28 PM

50. these same assholes go on about "Cancel Culture"

FUCK THOSE HYPOCRITES

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:36 PM

51. As a proud Texan, I say flake off

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:39 PM

52. George W. Bush is the right man to throw the fist pitch

He used to own the Rangers.

He was president of the United States - not a good one, but a President nonetheless.

AND he can actually pitch. Last time he threw out a first pitch, he threw a called strike.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #52)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:43 PM

54. Yes and having a Republican show up and tacitly support the MLB

on the voting rights issue would send a powerful message.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #52)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:46 PM

56. sad when tRump makes the chimp look like Roosevelt

nt

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:43 PM

53. You know who else has dropped the ball and gone dark

Lindsey. And Rudy.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:46 PM

55. The real reason: Abbott doesn't want to bet booed, which he surely will be. POS coward.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:49 PM

57. Gosh...I'll be MLB folds tonight over that decision of Abbott's

Still in FULL BLOWN cover his ASS mode over the winter storm debacle.

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #57)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 06:19 PM

61. this guy is dumber than a day old do-do bird !

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 05:49 PM

58. he doubles down on being an asshole because he knows he's already lost reelection. nt

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 06:16 PM

60. Fine by me.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 07:12 PM

65. Shitting in his own mess kit.

By all means Governor, die on this hill.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #65)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:53 PM

75. damn , beat me to it . my favorite statement !

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 07:21 PM

67. By golly, he's on a roll.

He'll walk out of a John Mellencamp concert next.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 08:19 PM

70. my first thought was "who gives a sh&t"

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 08:23 PM

71. I think Stacey Abrams should throw out the first pitch

Why the hell is Abbott up in arms about what happened in the State of Georgia? Has nothing to do with him. Might as well let Georgia come visit Texas in the form of Ms. Abrams.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 11:51 PM

74. Good. Baseball will do fine w/o these republican cowards and thugs. MLB, the NBA, Nascar, all of

the sporting world, are not in tune w/ the republican dictatorship that the republicans seem hell bent on installing in this Country.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 04:26 PM

78. Like throwing out a first pitch carries any political weight.

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