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AJ had banana thrown at him today


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I remember when Jim Rice had a golf ball thrown at him when he caught a ball in the outfield at Shea Stadium in Game Two of the 1986 World Series. At the time, the Red Sox were leading the game by a score of 9-3, and it was the bottom of the 9th inning.

This was obviously a reference to Augusta National not allowing black members.

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OFFNY, really? Do they sell them or do you bring your own?

I bring them.

And I'll see you there (O.P.A.C.Y.) for the last three games of the year against the Red Sox. :)

At Durham Bulls Stadium in North Carolina (AAA), they sell veggie dogs. :cool:

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You're using one racist remark when you say that. So I'm taking it as you're going after the people from the South, which is ok? I was born in Westminster, raised in Jacksonville, and now live in GA. I take offense to that dude.
The banjo and the toothbrush is a reference to Deliverance. I forget what state that is, but I would say it refers to an Appalachian culture. When you think of that kid with the banjo what do you associate with that?
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Wow.. I never thought of myself as naive but it being racism never crossed my mind until this thread.
Funny me too. When I saw the reference to the banana, the first thing I thought of was, it was like an angry audience throwing rotten fruit at a bad performer. I'm kinda happy that the racist suggestion didn't occur to me. Growing up in Jim Crow Baltimore, I'd say that's progress. The toothbrush/Banjo reference isn't racist, because people from Appalachia aren't of any a specific race.
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Making a joke against racism by using a homophobic comment = Fail.

Nice to see the OH in uproar about Apalachia and not something like this. :rolleyes:

Eh, at least my homophobic comment fit the geographic stereotype. That's what I was going for. Sure, I guess it failed. But I've been called a racist for rooting for the Redskins and not protesting the name. So there's that.

As far as Jones goes, he's awesome! And he's on fire now.

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It's arguably not racist, but rather classist. Racism/classism/sexism is about power. The reason that people look down on whites from Appalachia is because they are supposedly poorer and less educated, not because they are white.

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