At a time when the baseball world is just getting off the A-Rod high and and is now seeing headlines of the yankees “winning” the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes, the real baseball story of the year so far is about new security rules that will require metal detector screenings at all MLB parks by the beginning of the 2015 season.
There are two different ways to look at this development, one based on fantasy and corporate profit and the other on reality and safety. Unfortunately, too many people believe the former and disdain the truth of the latter.
attempt at secreting an incendiary device in a shoe 12 years ago.
As the same time, these same people and that same fox news, along with the lobbying organization of the firearms manufacturing industry, also known as the NRA, has blocked passage of any type of reasonable background check or gun purchase regulation or gun registration measures that actually would protect the citizens of this country. That is the reality that makes such new MLB security and safety measures appropriate.
today’s environment where gun interests rule the day, where an ex cop can take out a gun and shoot to death a fellow movie going for texting, no one is safe, anywhere.
It’s not the “terrorists” with a political or religious agenda we need to fear, it’s our fellow citizens with a gun, and MLB is probably right to impose these new security measures. Let’s just hope they are not put in place a year too late.