Serious question: Will we still be playing God Bless America in 7th inning 10 years from now? 50? When does statute of limitations run out?
Keep God Bless America to Philadelphia Flyers games where it belongs!
when we've captured or killed all of the terrorists, obviously.
when will politicians stop getting elected based on 9/11 fears and memories? They will happen at the same time.
I think it's one of those things that just sticks. No one will remember how it started, but it will be around.
I wish I knew. Seems too much to me. Brewers only do it on Sundays, but that's still too much...
Does it become a new tradition? Like umpire error & no replay.
Surviving the move to the new stadium means it will never end.
Los Angeles, CA
it's an "HONER ARE TROOPS!!!!!!!" thing now. I guess when we don't have boots on the ground in other countries, we can sto
Let's see how long the national anthem lasts. Serious answer: until we no longer have troops in combat.
San Francisco, CA
When Canada annexes us. Do you by any chance have connections that could speed up that process?
well "take me out to the ball game" has lasted 76 years, so i don't think there's an end in sight.
THANK YOU! My friends act like I'm a terrorist when I say that. God has a place, but not during the 7th inning...
I was about to ask: When will we start playing God Bless America at the 2:00 warning?
I ask this every weekend during the regular season. Why not "America the Beautiful"? Why not "This Land Is Your Land"?
And BTW, the first team that stops playing it will get flayed by the right-wing media. So to answer your question: No time soon.
There are people who work for my team who don't even know that this did not happen before 9/11.
As long as we're still at war somewhere - gotta sing it for the troops.
God Bless America is not the National Anthem
good one, it's like the flag lapel pin, how does a politician stop wearing it?
West Des Moines, IA
never ran out on the national anthem. Didn't that start during WWI or WWII?
Understand commish decreed after 9/11, but why can't clubs have option to do Ray Charles' America the Beautiful?
The U.S. has been at war in one form or another for...60 years now? Not judging, just saying that doesn't well for end of GBA.
yes. what do u do now? no way to stop without appearing unpatriotic. press release? just stop? switch to "God Save the Queen"?
you're assuming a Selig-crony won't be commish after Bud.
agree with you but why do we have to sing anything?
My wife is also from Montreal and vomits when they play that song.
I'll believe it when I see it
Most common reply: "When we're no longer at war." Dudes, we've been at war since Korea.
M's used to do that after 9/11 til Bud stepped in. If he wants patriotism, he should just decree that & let clubs decide.