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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Obama booed... at Fenway Park?

Could Massachusetts be going red state? This is from Friday night's 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.

Let's go to the videotape.

It's kind of hard to tell what's happening, but here's an eyewitness description (Hat Tip: Nice Deb).

I was at the Red Sox game yesterday and can confirm the reported booing occurred, mixed with cheers at about a 50/50 ratio I’d say.

I think the reason there’s no video is because of the timing. The opening ceremony, which lasted about an hour, had officially ended and the game had begun. Most people, myself included, had stowed their phones and settled in for the game.

Obama’s message was brief, perhaps 10 seconds long, and began to play, I believe, after the first inning or half inning. It took me (and likely most others) by surprise, so there was little opportunity to catch the moment on video. As it turned out, there were other prerecorded messages played all game long between innings. Obama’s was just the first, and the only one booed. Most, if not all, of the other messages played were from people with Boston roots (e.g., Conan O’Brien, Dennis Leary, Mark Wahlberg), and they all received favorable reactions from the crowd.

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At 1:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok. That gives me one reason to like the Redsox. Had a message from him been played in Dodgers stadium it would have been cheered loudly...

At 5:11 AM, Blogger BH in Iowa said...

Mass has voted for Romney once before. He was elected governor.

If BHO has to waste resources in Mass we'll be seeing those Roman columns on e-bay.

At 9:42 AM, Blogger Trumpeldor said...

I clearly heard "go back to Kenya" ...



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