Friday, August 13, 2004

Greek-American Baseball Team

I don't have a problem with this, but it's exactly the kind of thing which would cause a wingnut shitstorm of historic proportions if it involved an immigrant group they didn't like that week. Most of the Greek olympic baseball team is made up of Greek-Americans. And, no, I don't mean Greek immigrants, I mean "grandparent was Greek." Peter Angelos financed and organized the movement to get Greek-American players to obtain the citizenship they were entitled to under Greek law, and then have them go play for the opposing team.

If this involved the hated-immigrant group of the month, or a country Toby Keith didn't like that week, we'd be hearing screaming howls of rage from the usual suspects. Not a peep from what I can tell.

punchline: American team didn't qualify.