Jumping Into the Political Arena

Estándar

Just when we thought we had seen every attempt to oust Jeffrey H. Loria from his position as the undeserved owner of our ill-fated franchise, a normal fan -like you or me- decided to go several steps further and raise the issue to the highest political plateau.

Jeff G., who goes by the nickname @fourself78 on Twitter, created a petition yesterday using the We the People website, asking the Obama administration to force Loria to sell the team. The most impressive thing of all is that Jeff is… a Tampa Bay Rays fan.

I’d have never expected this kind of gesture from a supporter of our state rivals, but I guess common sense goes way beyond any kind of sports allegiance we may have. Kudos to you, Jeff, and I sincerely hope your petition will reach enough signatures to be reviewed by the White House.

UPDATE (January 24, 4:01 PM): The petition is no longer available on WTP. It was apparently removed because it violated the site’s terms of participation. It had collected a little over 300 signatures, way below of the 100.000 required to be reviewed by the Obama administration.

About these ads

Dejen sus comentarios con toda tranquilidad, que el blog no muerde.

Introduce tus datos o haz clic en un icono para iniciar sesión:

Logo de WordPress.com

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de WordPress.com. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Imagen de Twitter

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Twitter. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Foto de Facebook

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Facebook. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Google+ photo

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Google+. Cerrar sesión / Cambiar )

Conectando a %s