Nuke LaLoosh Was Right About the Iraq War

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Remember when baseball hall-of-fame president Dale Petroskey put the kibosh on a Bull Durham 15th anniversary celebration in Cooperstown because of anti-Iraq war statements by actors Tim Robbins and his mom life partner Susan Sarandon? No? Well I pretty much just gave you the gist of what happened back in March when Petroskey got fired.

Well, it's five years later, and the movie is finally getting its special day. Next month, the stars of Bull Durham (and Robert Wuhl) will meet in Cooperstown for the annual three-day film festival. Now that the Iraq War has proven to be a huge mess regardless of ones political affiliation, the corporate fatcats who run the hall of fame can make nice-nice with the hippie activist actors (who are also fatcats).

Still, it seems as though our friend Dale regrets his actions from five years ago:

Petroskey, a former Republican official, said earlier this year he wish he could have had a do-over.

Hey, you and President Bush both, fella.


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Whoa... Easy on the politics Michael Moore.

Michael Moore is too conservative.

Petroskey, a former Republican official, said earlier this year he wish he could have had a do-over.

He was referring to allowing the producers of "A League of Their Own" to shoot on-location.

You fall somewhere in between Marx and Ted Kennedy

I couldn't care less what Petroskey, Robbins or Sarandon's policts are, or Toby Keith, or Dave Grohl or any one else.

Just leave it all out of baseball. And music. And movies.

And porn mags.... I am looking your way Franken and Carter

I don't want to say you're an idiot for your political views, but if you actually think the Iraq War isn't a mess, you're an idiot for your political views.

I wan't expressing an opinion either way I was just messing around with CTC. Sports are there to be a distraction from this stuff. Haven't you read GSTF?

Great Sex Through Frotteurism?

I wish I could tell you that Dale fought the good fight, and the Fatcats let him be. I wish I could tell you that - but Cooperstown is no fairy-tale world. He never said who did it, but we all knew. Things went on like that for awhile - memorabilia life consists of routine, and then more routine. Every so often, Dale would show up with fresh bruises. The Fatcats kept at him - sometimes he was able to fight 'em off, sometimes not. And that's how it went for Dale - that was his routine. I do believe those first nine years were the worst for him, and I also believe that if things had gone on that way, this place would have got the best of him.

I think distraction is a bad word. When you're distracted people get away with stuff. What we do here proves that in its own way baseball transcends politics. We can all talk about this stuff, every day, be internet friends, and not give a damn about each others' views.

That being said, when the two intersect you can be damned sure we're going to write about it.

I had to look that one up. So it's just dry humping a stranger. What's so weird about that?

@Honeynut

Boggs is in the Hall.

Of course he's Republican. His name has "Petro" in it.

@CTC - well said.

"Are you my pal? How about a Fresca?"

I wasn't implying y'all shouldn't write about it. Especially when it intersects. That was more of an issue with ever 'celeb' who thinks that their opinion is more important than anyone elses.

I come here for the hot women

Anyone want to talk about Jesus?

I come here for the recipes. And Lobster Baby.

Jesus Colome?

I come here to talk wedding plans with the other 50 or so commenters that are also engaged

I come for the shrimp.

Jesus Colome or David DeJesus.

WHICH IS THE TRUE JESUS

I meant De Jesus... Like David De Jesus. Do you think his Royals can come back against the zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Jesus Colome or David DeJesus.

WHICH IS THE TRUE JESUS

@ Matt - Neither - its Ivan DeJesus?
But he has a son, which makes it all the more puzzling.

Maybe its Mike Hampton. He rose from the Dead.

Can't be. Everyone of his comebacks have been Aborted.

What ever you say, Camp Hussein Tiger Claw...

Anyone who likes Bull Durham better than Major League is suspect at best, CC Sabathia's underwear after 40 brats at worst.

don't you mean "after 40 brats at wurst?"

Sorry just got back from a brief meeting in the war room

WAR ROOM

Ah, Jesus. I like him very much. But he no help with curveball.

Are you saying Jesus Christ can't hit a curveball

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes you find yourself intractably involved in a Civil War.

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