Rosanne, a Rich Legacy of Horrific

It’s not often I open my mouth and nothing comes out. This wasn’t due to a medical condition, nor that I had nothing to say, and it definitely wasn’t due to Ambien, or a sleepless night. I am known to have my opinions and to share them freely. So why when asked about the firing of Rosanne Barr for her racist comments on a Twitter rampage was I silent; let’s just say it took me back to a moment in time.

 

Baseball’s rich history is a slice of Americana; the vision of generations of families crowding the stands to cheer for their home team, and singing “Take me out to the ballgame”. Visual disruption, I attended the San Diego Padres game 25 years ago, the night Rosanne Barr halfheartedly screeched the national anthem. After her horrific performance, she proceeded to literally spit on the ground when booed by fans. This was appalling, even by Rosanne standards, and went viral without the assistance of Twitter and other forms of social media.

 

It took years to erase the tarnished image she left behind with baseball. Rosanne claims to be stupid. I wouldn’t argue this as she hasn’t learned from her mistakes, which is something smart people do. Maybe she feels these vulgar displays are working for her and thrives on the attention she receives. I applaud ABC for cancelling her show, now if they can reassign the workers she displaced we can all move on and my words will come back.

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