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[Saint Paul, MN baseball] Saints to change name for a game on atheist night
Associated Press ^ | Jul 13, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT | unattributed

Posted on 07/13/2012 10:44:21 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The St. Paul Saints plan to change their name for a game sponsored by atheist groups.

The American Association minor league club will call itself the "Mr. Paul Aints" when they host the Amarillo Sox on Aug. 10.

The Minnesota Atheists and American Atheists suggested the promotion to tie in with a regional atheist conference in town that weekend. The game's billing...

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TOPICS: Local News; Religion; Sports
KEYWORDS: atheism; baseball; saintpaul; saints

1 posted on 07/13/2012 10:44:31 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: MplsSteve

They might as well change the name of the town while they’re at it — Minnesota ping.


2 posted on 07/13/2012 10:46:19 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (The patient is bleeding to death! Apply more leeches!)
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To: Hunton Peck

Hopefully the game will be rained out.


3 posted on 07/13/2012 10:46:27 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

Could be the first brimstoneout since Sodom played Gomorrah.


4 posted on 07/13/2012 10:48:05 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (The patient is bleeding to death! Apply more leeches!)
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To: Hunton Peck

They want tolerance but they’re not willing to show it to others.


5 posted on 07/13/2012 11:01:57 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: Hunton Peck

They want tolerance but they’re not willing to show it to others.


6 posted on 07/13/2012 11:03:24 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: Hunton Peck

And while we’re at it how about St. Louis, San Francisco, San Antonio, among others.


7 posted on 07/13/2012 11:05:24 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Hunton Peck
They are willing to call themselves the Aints? For some cash? Fine. If they are selling out, they should at least get the best deal possible. I suggest the "St. Paul Saints Dignity Auction". Highest bidder will win the opportunity to do with the St. Paul Saints team as they wish for one season. Dress them up! Call them names! Force them to fight each other in cage matches! Pimp them out in interstate rest areas! They do it all! Self respect? Not a problem! Family values? They don't even know the meaning of the word. Act fast! Cash only. No returns.
8 posted on 07/13/2012 11:17:57 PM PDT by Casie
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To: Casie
Well said.

I live in the St. Paul area and have loved going to the Saints games, but this disturbs me. You gotta understand, the Saints owner is well known for his unconventional showmanship in promoting the team, but this is going too far, even for him. I quite likely have already been to my last Saints game.

9 posted on 07/13/2012 11:39:44 PM PDT by Ackackadack
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To: Ackackadack

I’m sure you’re not the only one. The loss of the fan base and revenue from this boneheaded decision will affect them for years to come. They will regret it in no time.


10 posted on 07/13/2012 11:46:13 PM PDT by Greg123456 (Don't make me open a can of Monster!)
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To: Casie
They are willing to call themselves the Aints? For some cash?

Wonder what the tie-in will be for the Transgender Conference the following week?

11 posted on 07/13/2012 11:56:21 PM PDT by sockmonkey (She could never be a saint, but she thought she could be a martyr if they killed her quick)
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To: Hunton Peck

“Mr. Paul Aints”, hmm. Now “Mr.” was derived from “Master” and that implies slavery, which means discrimination. And besides, doesn’t “St. Paul” refer to the Apostle Paul? so how can nobody be offended??


12 posted on 07/14/2012 12:13:29 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Hunton Peck

Somebody had to give final approval for this, and they have a name. The name of this person should be made public.


13 posted on 07/14/2012 12:17:13 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Hunton Peck

How about Lesbian day? The St. Paul Munchers. Then they can promote the first game played without balls.


14 posted on 07/14/2012 12:22:16 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Ackackadack
Owner(s)/Operated By:
Marv Goldklang
Mike Veeck
Bill Murray*

*Hollyweird

15 posted on 07/14/2012 12:31:02 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Hunton Peck

ATHEIST NIGHT??? OMG!!! What a MORONIC time we live in.


16 posted on 07/14/2012 2:04:47 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

If a group of local churches were to sponsor a game, I wonder if the team would be willing to change its name to “Followers of Christ who reject the False Doctrine of Atheism” or something similar? It may be hard to fit on the jerseys though...


17 posted on 07/14/2012 2:20:14 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: Hunton Peck

Will they deny Christ also? Sad!


18 posted on 07/14/2012 3:49:23 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Hunton Peck

Some Church should show up with hymnals and get the fans to sing Onward Christian Soliders really loud.


19 posted on 07/14/2012 4:18:01 AM PDT by tellw
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To: Hunton Peck

Right minded folks from all religious beliefs should demonstrate outside the stadium and hopefully some or all of the athletes (with God given talent) should refuse to play.


20 posted on 07/14/2012 4:40:21 AM PDT by kenmcg (t)
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To: kenmcg
Well, I certainly hope it rains out.

A boycot of all the games they play might get the message across to the owner. Perhaps then he will get his head out of his behind. Like many of you, I am really getting tired of all this politically correct crap.

21 posted on 07/14/2012 5:07:26 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: kenmcg

In order to get their attention, yo have to hit them in the pocket book. That is the ONLY thing the owners understand.


22 posted on 07/14/2012 5:09:19 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Ackackadack

I worked in St. Paul for 16 years.
My office was near W. 7th and Otto.


23 posted on 07/14/2012 5:14:44 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Hunton Peck

“Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.”


24 posted on 07/14/2012 6:08:54 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Hunton Peck

As a “skeptical” type and non-theist myself I’ve always been thoroughly embarrassed by fundamentalist atheists. Boorish attempts to remove crosses from war memorials, lawsuits over “In God We Trust”.. pathetic.

I recognise, for example, that the cross has become a universally recognised (in the West anyway) symbol of self-sacrifice and is an entirely appropriate symbol to place


25 posted on 07/14/2012 6:56:44 AM PDT by gzzimlich
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To: gzzimlich

(oops, connection got cut off)

..place on a war memorial.

If these people spent half the time engaged in productive discussion with others, people would be far less inclined to view atheists as the sneering, condescending twits that many of the worst examples are.


26 posted on 07/14/2012 7:17:12 AM PDT by gzzimlich
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Yes, that Bill Murray is indeed one of the owners, but as far as I can tell is pretty much of the silent owner type. The guy I was referring to is Mike Veeck, one of the brainchildren behind the notorious "disco sucks" event at Comiskey Park back in the day.

I use the word "notorious" in the dictionary sense. He may very well have done us all a favor back then.

27 posted on 07/14/2012 11:46:23 PM PDT by Ackackadack
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To: Greg123456
I think the Saints were already on thin ice because of their jumping on the new stadium bandwagon at the same time the Vikings were pushing for theirs. The Vikings stadium proposal was controversial enough as it is.

For the Saints to attempt to place themselves as just as deserving of a new taxpayer-funded stadium was in short, horrible timing on their part, with the economy being what it is. (Not that there is any good time to seek taxpayer funding of a stadium for a privately-owned team, as far as I'm concerned.)

The moral of the story is, they've pissed off enough fans already by sticking their nose in the government trough for new infrastructure. The stadium they already have will never win any "great stadium" accolades, but it's fine as is. The fans don't seem to mind it one bit. What effect this latest event will have though, time will tell.

28 posted on 07/15/2012 12:10:08 AM PDT by Ackackadack
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