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  • Resolved: no more "God Bless America"

    I'll probably get hammered for this. But it seems that "God Bless America", which was originally sung at games as an appropriate gesture of defiance to our enemies after 9/11, has become a permanent part of the 7th inning stretch at ball games.

    It slows the game down further and it ices any starter who's staying in for the bottom of the 7th inning (especially the 15-minute Yankee "Director's Cut" remix). How about we go back to the way it was before, when we sang the National Anthem before the game to celebrate America, and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in the 7th inning to celebrate the game?

  • #2
    "God Bless America" isn't sang at the seventh inning stretch of every game--just on Sunday's. The one exception to this is at Yankee Stadium, where Steinbrenner thinks it should be sang every game. I don't recall it being sung anywhere during the playoffs, except at Yankee Stadium.

    I don't have a problem with doing it once a week. The one thing I think they should do is perhaps sing it before the National Anthem instead of during the game itself, for the reasons you cited.

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    • #3
      I don't have a problem with it.

      If it were up to me we would sing take me out to the ballgame.
      Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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      • #4
        Jack Buck singing "God Bless America" doesn't have the same affect.

        Change it back to what it was.

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        • #5
          It's simply un-American to sing anything but "Take Me Out to the Ballgame".
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          • #6
            Originally posted by mellanby_equals_grit@Mar 13 2004, 01:25 AM
            Jack Buck singing "God Bless America" doesn't have the same affect.

            Change it back to what it was.
            Jack Buck never sang 'Take me Out to the Ballgame' to begin with....

            "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
            Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
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            • #7
              kah, I agree, it got a little much, and it should be reserved for special times, like perhaps 4th of July and 9/11.
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              • #8
                The atheist doesn't want us to sing God Bless America at the baseball game. Figures...

                I think once a week is ok.

                Were it up to me God Bless America would replace the Star Spangled Banner as the National Anthem but I know that won't happen.
                Go Cards ...12 in 13.


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                • #9
                  If I had my choice, I would rather have Ray Charles' version of "America" be the staple before every game.
                  Make America Great For Once.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by The Kev@Mar 13 2004, 09:10 AM
                    If I had my choice, I would rather have Ray Charles' version of "America" be the staple before every game.
                    I like Ray's version too.

                    When I think of GBA...in my mind its Ray singing it.
                    Go Cards ...12 in 13.


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                    • #11
                      I never liked the song in the first place -- I prefer America the Beautiful.

                      We have one national anthem, which is sung before the game.

                      It's already overdone. "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" is part of the fabric of American life. If we keep singing God Bless America, don't the terrorists win?

                      Seriously, I thought it was too much to do it in 2003.
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                      • #12
                        I think the national anthem should be dropped at all Philadelphia sporting events and replaced by Lauren Hart singing "God Bless America."

                        She does the most beautiful rendition of any of our patriotic songs that I have ever heard.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 007+Mar 13 2004, 07:44 AM-->
                          QUOTE (007 @ Mar 13 2004, 07:44 AM)

                        • #14
                          Originally posted by mellanby_equals_grit@Mar 13 2004, 02:22 PM
                          Wrigley Field he did...
                          DING ©

                          One time...and they only played it @ Busch when the Cubs were in town...

                          "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                          Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                          -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                          • #15
                            The National Anthem at the beginning of every sporting event is far more than enough.

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