DALLAS GREEN’S GRAND DAUGHTER ONE OF THE CASULTIES IN THE TUCSON

As if the senseless shooting spree in Tucson by a deranged lunatic wasn’t heart wrenching enough, we learn now that the 9 year old girl that was killed, Christina Taylor-Green was the grand daughter of former Mets manager, Dallas Green.

Christina was born on September 11, 2001 and was one of the subjects of a book about the faces of hope of that day and from reading about her, she was very smart and athletic and had a great future ahead of her until this deranged lunatic took her young life.

If the political leaders of our country want to make a real statement, they should immediately stop the divisive rhetoric that comes from both sides of the aisles on Congress and from both sides of our political views.

I’ve tried to make a pact with myself to not get political here at Kranepool Society because this is a baseball site but things happen that make me so god damn mad that I need to use this form to get them off my chest.

We are becoming a nation where the ignorant are becoming a force in how this country is viewed and how the nation is run. It’s one thing to have debate over National Health Care, it’s another to stoop to name calling and out and out nastiness to get your point across. This is not a left/right issue. I was not a fan of the Bush/Chaney administration but if someone other than an American criticizes them, I defended them because they were the president and vice president of my country.

The left is just as clueless and vitriolic as the right and what that does is leave us folks in the middle shaking our heads.

When did we get to this us vs. them? Do we want to fight the Civil War again? I don’t think so.

It comes down to education. I marvel at some of the parents of the kids in my children’s schools. They blame the teachers and the education system for the failure of their child education. Meanwhile none of the parents have ever read a book or a newspaper or can hold a rudimentary conversation on current events. If you’re that kind of parent, then it’s you who is failing your child.  This is why math scores are down, reading scores are down and this segment of parents screem about the teacher not doing their job. These are the same folks who when the child comes home from school and the child wants to tell them about their school day and told to hush up, as Maury is getting to announce which loser on his panel is the baby’s daddy.

We have lost our way, I don’t know if this tragedy in Tucson will be a wake up call or not. I thought the attack of the Towers on September 11, 2001 that united us as Americans would last but as we creep up on the 10th Anniversary of that awful day, we as a nation have grown further apart. Who knows where we’ll be in another 10 years?

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

HEY KIDS, THE BAND IS GETTING BACK TOGETHER!!!!!!

SNY is announcing that Paul DePodesta (DePo) has joined the New York Mets front office as Vice President of Player Development and Amature Scouting .

Seriously Mets fans did you ever think we’d see the day when out beloved baseball team would enter (GULP!) the 21st Century. Yeah, Omar Minaya is going to stay on in the organization HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!  

So what do we call this new SUPERGROUP of baseball minds running the Mets ? The Traveling Alderson’s ? Those Crooked Skill Sets? How about the JUSTICE LEAGUE of FLUSHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think Mike Francesa just shat his pants!

So does this mean Terry Collins will be the Mgr.

I ain’t bored anymore folks!

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

Tickets

The Mets are looking great this year and The Eddie Kranepool Society keeps you up to date on the good bad and the ugly. If you are looking for Mets Tickets, you must visit Coast To Coast Tickets for all your ticket needs. CTC carries MLB Tickets as well as some of the best priced Concert Tickets on the web and don't forget they also carry Yankees Tickets.

Visit BangTheBook.Com for daily free MLB Mets Picks and gameday previews, also join the baseball handicapping discussion in the forum or track your plays in our sports monitor.