Politics Ain’t Baseball

This week the Boston Red Sox dismissed Alex Cora as manager less than two years after he led the team to its most recent World Series championship. The reason: the Sox may have won the pennant and World Series in 2018 assisted by the same illegal sign stealing the Houston Astros used in 2017 to neutralize opposing pitchers on the Astros’ way to their World Series triumph.

On Monday Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred identified Cora as organizer of the scheme in 2017 as the Astros’ bench coach. An investigation found that the Astros, as the Associated Press worded it, “used electronics to steal signs during the franchise’s run to the 2017 World Series title and again in the 2018 season.” The Astros’ manager and general manager were first suspended for a season and then fired by the team’s owner. (The New York Mets’ current manager has also been implicated in the Astros’ cheating from his time in Houston.)

So … coaches and players of one or more Major League clubs misused technology repeatedly to defeat their rivals. Within two and a half years the Baseball Commission was on the case, cracked it, and heads rolled.

Compare this with America’s response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that murdered nearly 3,000 civilians on U.S. soil and were used to start a series of wars that continue today: The 9/11 Commission, appointed and staffed by the White House, ignored compelling evidence, much of it tracked down by news reporters and published or broadcast years ago — evidence which in a sane world would have buried the phony official 9/11 narrative and averted those wars, evidence which news organizations now have virtually disowned.

Those same organizations participate in the continuing 9/11 coverup by refusing to report on a unanimous U.S. Senate resolution voted fifteen months ago that the Justice Department and the FBI declassify all sequestered 9/11 documents.

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