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Old 08-03-2019, 04:57 PM
 
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I don't remember any other team in recent memory having to play to an empty stadium because it was deemed too unsafe for fans to travel to the stadium.
The Los Angeles Dodgers had to cancel some games because of the L.A. riots in 1992.

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/...429-story.html
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...ots/100975652/

All the more sad considering the Dodgers finished 63-99 that year.
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Old 08-03-2019, 05:06 PM
 
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This is the thing. What Trump said wasn't particularly racist. What President Trump, said, however, was uncalled for.

Why uncalled for?


Our President spoke the truth about a serious issue the country is facing.


Lib controlled cesspools that have been taking Federal dollars for years to clean up, with NOTHING BEING DONE!


Hell, cummings said the same damn thing 20 years ago:


https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article...d-20-years-ago


STILL NOT FIXED!!!
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Old 08-03-2019, 05:26 PM
 
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We dont call Baltimore as Murdermore for nothing
Okay. Alot of people recognize that Baltimore has problems. That is not why Trump said what he said. Baltimore didn't have anything to do with what Rep. Cummings and President Trump were talking about. They were talking about a bill to fund the border wall. Cummings spoke against Trump. Trump responded by hitting below the belt. He brought up Baltimore's problems as a way of striking back against Cummings. The President doesn't care about Baltimore. He just wanted to get back at Cummings.
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Old 08-03-2019, 06:39 PM
 
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I don't remember any other team in recent memory having to play to an empty stadium because it was deemed too unsafe for fans to travel to the stadium.
Bingo.

That was the loudest, clearest message about Baltimore.

The violent "protests" (damage = riot level) were reported within a block of Camden Yards during a game.
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Old 08-03-2019, 06:55 PM
 
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Baltimore isn't alone when it comes to this subject. Ballparks for some reason tend to be located in rough areas. The Philadelphia Phillies used to play in Shibe Park, before moving to Veterans Stadium. During the 1960s, the area where Shibe Park was located became a nightmare. That neighborhood had been in decay since the 1950s. The Philadelphia race riot of 1964 got within reaching distance of Shibe Park. Fans were afraid because there were gangs in the neighborhood. Ironically, many of the fans proved to be just as destructive.
The Ballparks: Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Candlestick Park, where the San Francisco Giants used to play, was located next to Bayview-Hunters Point, a neighborhood known for blight and violence. Candlestick Park was built on what used to be the city dump.

For some reason, some MLB stadiums tend to be located in or next to rough neighborhoods.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:23 PM
 
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I would bet that rough neighborhood trend will stop, when picking future sites for new parks.
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Old 08-03-2019, 09:31 PM
 
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Hopefully the new Braves stadium, which is waaaaay out of Atlanta on I-285, will never suffer the fate of Baltimore.
I've been to Arlington, too, and cannot foresee any problems out there. Ever.
Someone starts some crap in Boston and those fans will just take you down!
Cubs stadium is most interesting, since it is in a residential area.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:18 PM
 
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I would bet that rough neighborhood trend will stop, when picking future sites for new parks.
History, some stadium developers picked the cheapest land in the city. In San Francisco, this is why they picked the area around Candlestick Point near Hunters Point. In tiny, densely packed San Francisco, there was hardly any room to build a stadium with adequate parking. Candlestick Park was built very close to a rough neighborhood because it was cheap. And there is something else you are missing. The roughest and worst neighborhood was located next to what was the city dump. Alot of Blacks were evicted from other San Francisco neighborhoods and Bayview-Hunters Point was one of the places they ended up. Oh, that area used to be home to military barracks and a naval shipyard. The neighborhood was also home to a superfund sight in the 1980s, a place so polluted it required alot of cleanup. Kind of sad that the worst neighborhoods are located near polluted areas.

Shibe Park was located in Allegheny West. The neighborhood didn't start getting bad until the 1950s, and got worse from there.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:38 PM
 
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It's not too difficult to divine the answers to these questions. Behold.

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1) When the President of the USA refers to a specific city as a dump, I wonder how the residents of that city are going to look at the President of the USA?

--Pretty much like many Baltimore residents did this past week: "It's about time somebody stood up and said that our Congressman is an abject failure. This place IS a dump."

2) Considering the circumstances of which Trump made that comment, it can be safely said that Trump didn't make such a comment because he cares about Baltimore.

--And yet, as little as Trump may care about Baltimore, it's abundantly clear that he cares more than Elijah Cummings does, as reflected by the response of Baltimore residents to the President's criticism.

3) How is President Trump referring to Baltimore as a dump suppose to make the city any better?

--To rectify a problem, you first have to acknowledge that there is a problem, something Elijah Cummings was clearly unwilling to do. Trump merely prompted Cummings to take a closer look at the conditions in his own district. Many of Cummings' constituents are saying, "This place is a rat-infested dump.
Where have you been all these years, Elijah? And by the way...what happened to all the money the feds supposedly sent to this district, anyway?"
It's quite clear that Elijah Cummings' advantages in Congressional incumbency have done no particular favors for the people who live in his district.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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https://www.theblaze.com/news/former...-in-his-career





President Trump's words were not racist, they were just the truth
Things can be both true and racist. Constructive criticism, which is what you are claiming this is, tends to come with possible solution as well as not coming as an attack on the people themselves, or only on one race.

I mean, when was the last time Trump negatively talked about the people of West Virginia ?
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