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Donald Trump attended the 5th game of the World Series in Washington, D.C. but as Peter Baker of the New York Times writes, “For Trump, there was no joy in Mudville.”
In his first appearance at a Major League Baseball game since taking office, Mr. Trump was not invited to throw the first pitch when he showed up Sunday night at Game 5 between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros. Instead, when he was shown on the stadium’s large screen, the crowd booed robustly and began chanting, “Lock him up!” In the upper decks, fans held up a giant “Impeach Trump!” banner.
Mr. Trump entered the stadium to no fanfare around 8 p.m., just minutes before the opening pitch. Fans who happened to see him booed. He was not introduced to the crowd until after the third inning when he was shown on the screen during the portion of the game when the crowd is asked to cheer for military veterans.
Juxtaposing his introduction with that of the popular veterans did nothing to prevent the crowd from expressing its view of the president. Mr. Trump, who rarely exposes himself to hostile crowds, stood, smiled gamely and clapped as the fans booed loudly.
Needless to say, the Donald left before the game was over.
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Loud boos for President Trump when he was shown on big screen at Nationals Park during Game 5 of the World Series. Some fans in crowd chanted “lock him up” afterward. pic.twitter.com/5cYqQT4Itf
During last night’s final game of the World Series, transgender activists somehow snuck a huge banner that read “Trans people deserve to live” into Dodger Stadium and unfurled the massive message during the game.
According to CBS News, the moment was planned by members of the TransLatin@ Coalition, a Los Angeles-based activist organization that advocates for the rights of transgender Latinx people.
It won’t surprise you to learn that Fox Sports didn’t show the sign or its removal on the air.
By the way, the Boston Red Sox clinched the Series by winning the game 5-1. This marks the 4th Series title in 14 years for the Red Sox.
A Facebook video of two activists unfurling the banner was uploaded by The TransLatina Coalition. According to The Los Angeles Blade, the two activists in the video were identified as Bamby Salcedo and Maria Roman.
“Our message tonight was to let the world know that we as Trans people deserved to be humanized, acknowledged and valued,” said Salcedo, according to the Blade.
I’m pulling for Boston, but you can see Will Middlebrooks gets in the way during a wild throw in the bottom of the 9th inning.
The city of Boston and the Red Sox were left frustrated, confused and angry by an unprecedented and wild finish to the game against the St Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.
In 109 years, no World Series game has ended with an obstruction call. But this one was decided by the controversial ruling against Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks. This allowed Cardinals runner Allen Craig to score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and lifted St. Louis over Boston 5-4 for a 2-1 edge.