Don't Be Idiots, Folks
OK, you'll notice that the "Comments" section in the post from earlier today has been removed...whichever Anonymous poster, friend or foe, threw my boss' name on there, that shit is not cool. You got a fuckin' dart in your neck. Just because J-Mulgrew has no fear about getting caught writing dumb shit on the World Wide Web don't mean I do too (and no offense, Jason, you know I love your shit, but your albeit hilarious blog will be your own personal Marv Albert and bite you in the ass, right?).
Anyhoo, acrimony pointed at anonymous posters aside, here's the story of the day, courtesy of my boy Lukas:
Minor league baseball employee fired after cracking gay jokes during ballgame
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The public address announcer for the Atlantic City Surf of the independent Atlantic League was fired and the scoreboard operator resigned after poking fun at Gov. James E. McGreevey's sexual orientation.
Announcer Greg Maiuro dedicated a between-innings rendition of the song "YMCA" to McGreevey during a game on Aug. 17, less than a week after New Jersey's governor announced that he had had an extramarital affair with a man and would resign. The 1970s hit song by the Village People is widely considered a gay anthem.
The following night, scoreboard operator Marco Cerino posted the message "Sponsored by Gov. Jim McGreevey" on the scoreboard when the song was played. Cerino resigned over the incident, the team said.
"Any time anyone speaks representing the Surf, they have to understand that we don't politicize," said team co-owner Frank Boulton. "It's not our place to do so. And it's just
The men left their jobs Monday.
"I was told what I did was wrong," Maiuro said. "I can see where you don't want to mix politics and baseball. I would have been willing to apologize."