“I do think that there’s a different quality to what used to be Cominskey Field vs. Wrigley,” President Obama told Bob Costas during an interview that aired during Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game.
Or so Chairman Barack opines. In communist countries, it was common to change place names for radical heroes. So we morph, from “Comiskey” to “Cominsky” to his community organising hero “Alinsky Field.”
Here in Chattanooga, TN, where I live, we have “Engel Stadium,” named after Joe Engel, the famous baseball promoter. If the transition is complete, it would take even less to rename the place “Engels Stadium,” after the co-author of The Communist Manifesto.
The slippery slope to socialism gets slipperier all the time. Next thing–and I saw this in the Soviet Union–we’ll have propaganda posters in dry cleaning establishments.
Better dry cleaning through communism?