Op-Ed For Portfolio – Bane1900

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Walking into a baseball stadium, fans are overwhelmed with the smell of roasting peanuts, the flashing of cameras, and the loud echoes of die-hard fans cheering on their team. Booing at a baseball game is no shock to anyone and its almost a habit to do so when a player makes a bad play, or an umpire makes a bad call. What is a big shock to people is hearing boos directed towards President Trump sitting in his booth at Game 5 of the World Series. Seeing the nation’s leader get harassed by unruly baseball fans was an awful way to start off the week.

Monday October 27th, the President of The United States arrived at Game 5 of the World series. During the game, President Trump was met with echoing boos and remarks from the crowd. During this he just smiled and waved as appropriately as he could have in that situation. He was also met with clever chants of “Lock him up!” relating back to President Trumps earlier remarks towards Hilary Clinton of “Lock her up”.

This event obviously shows a true divide in our country. The effect Donald Trump has had on America is astounding. He has been able to split a nation in half, where everyone has become a radical partisan with no respect for the “other side”. At the game, there were obviously people cheering for Trump and people booing Trump, but the aftermath this had on both “sides” is profound. Any president should be allowed to attend sporting events because they are human beings just like the rest of us, but if you’re Donald Trump; tread carefully.

Many announcers were shocked to hear the news that Trump was booed at the game, many of which became very defensive on his behalf stating that they were just mixed cheers from the crowd. Even Trump has a hold on the news stations and every presenter knows the consequences if they go against “The Don”.

Baseball is Americas pastime so it’s a huge slap in the face to be booed at a game, especially being the President. However, the President is just another human being like any one of us and should be allowed to attend a World Series baseball game without being harassed and taunted regardless of his political stances.

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