April 10, 2014

Oops: Atlanta Braves Set Fire to U.S. Flag: The Braves home opener doubled as William Tecumseh Sherman Night.

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 09:13 AM - 7 comments

Photo: Julie Paulk.

posted by yerfatma at 08:57 AM on April 10

I blame Obama for that.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:06 PM on April 10

That's what I call planning!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:12 PM on April 10

Does that banner still wave?

posted by kokaku at 12:31 PM on April 10

Maybe it touched the ground or got dirty or something and they just wanted to dispose of it properly, and also a bit fantastically? Just a bit, though.

posted by LionIndex at 01:47 PM on April 10

Though symbols often are what we ourselves make of them, the flag is constant in expressing beliefs Americans share, beliefs in law and peace and that freedom which sustains the human spirit. The case here today forces recognition of the costs to which those beliefs commit us. It is poignant but fundamental that the flag protects those who hold it in contempt.

posted by Hugh Janus at 02:01 PM on April 10

The ghost of Admiral Cochrane gains his revenge! Looks like the red glare of the rockets did the trick.

posted by Howard_T at 04:30 PM on April 10

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