Publisher's Note: One of the most significant things you can do to promote Liberty is to support our mission. Please make your gift to the 2022 Year-End Campaign today. Thank you! —Mark Alexander, Publisher

Nate Jackson / September 2, 2022

Major League Grooming Is Disgraceful

Baseball teams contributing money for “transitioning” children should be ashamed.

Major League Baseball should be grooming kids … to play baseball. Instead, 29 MLB franchises hosted “Pride Night” events this year (the Texas Rangers being the lone, er, rangers). Worse, at least 20 teams more specifically caved to the Rainbow Mafia groomers, who use just about every single facet of American life to recruit the next generation of gender-benders and deniers — i.e., the “transgendered.”

With Little League participation declining in recent years due to stiffer competition from other sports, America’s Pastime has increasingly taken a backseat to other major sports. Yet baseball has long been the most culturally conservative of the major sports, if you will, with a larger percentage of Republican fans than the NFL or NBA. In fact, says Nate Hochman, “five MLB teams — the Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, and Colorado Rockies — have a larger share of Republican fans than Democratic fans, as opposed to just one NFL team (the Tennessee Titans) and zero NBA teams with that distinction.”

That warms the cockles of this lifelong Cardinals fan’s heart.

But it also makes reality that much more painful: The Cards are among the teams hosting some form of “Pride Night” in which “a portion of each ticket sold” goes to pay tribute to the Rainbow Mafia in the team’s city. Sometimes that means paying for, in some way, “transitioning” the sex of children.

That would be grooming kids.

Various of these Mafia recipients pride themselves on promoting sexual deviancy among youth. That includes everything from drag-queen shows (sometimes during pregame festivities) and backing “transgender” athletes to “gender-affirming care,” which means puberty blockers, hormone manipulation, and sometimes gender-destroying butchery.

That even pre-pubescent children are the targets of medical hacks who see a lot of money to be made in creating lifelong patients is unbelievably outrageous and disgraceful. It’s a tragic commentary on our culture, however, that the Rainbow Mafia is so powerful that even major sports teams are choosing to bow and pay tribute rather than stand against the inevitable destructive hate that would follow opposition to such horrors. Ask the handful of Tampa Bay Rays players how it went when they simply declined to wear a rainbow patch.

MLB has been more free of politics than the NFL or NBA, where national anthem protests and Black Lives Matter virtue signaling in particular gained traction. But MLB is far from innocent, as evidenced by last year’s removal of the All-Star Game from Atlanta to protest Georgia’s law bolstering election integrity. With a more conservative fanbase and the declining popularity of baseball generally, one wonders what kind of business sense MLB executives really have.

As commentator Dennis Prager is fond of saying, “Everything the Left touches it ruins.” Conservatives and independents should send a clear message to MLB and any other sports institution, through boycotts if necessary: Sports are for athletic competition and good-natured rivalry. Pet political causes — especially those that literally endanger the lives of children — have no place in sports. Grooming and butchering kids to advance sexual deviancy has no place anywhere.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2022 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.