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July 3, 2016
Columnist: Time for baseball to get rid of 'God Bless America'
The New York Daily News columnist who claimed he got PTSD by firing an AR-15, has now penned an op-ed saying that Major Leage Baseball should get rid of the singing of "God Bless America' in the home half of the 7th inning. Gersh Kuntzman wrote: "Welcome to the July 4 holiday weekend — when once again, baseball fans will be assaulted by the saccharine-sweet non-anthem 'God Bless America' at stadia all over this great land." "But no matter which home team you root, root, root for, 'God Bless America' should be sent permanently to the bench," he added. "God Bless America," was written by one of America's greatest pop music composers, Irving Berlin. It was popularized by radio star Kate Smith in the 1930's and became a staple at school concerts, campfire sign alongs, and other places where Americans gathered to celebrate their country. After 9/11, baseball recommended that the song be...(Read Full Post)