April 23, 2009
We live in a great country founded on freedom and personal rights. These freedoms have been challenged and we have sent soldiers to war to protect them. Freedom is something that each of us take pride in and there is not a day that goes by that we are not exposed to freedom in one sort or another. At Chase Field it is usually the freedom of speech or freedom of expression that I’m most aware of. Fans come to the game dressed in some of the most interesting clothing. Some supports their local team allegiance while others may describe their political beliefs. There are others that you just stop and shake your head and wonder whether the person should go back to letting their mother pick their clothing. As the game starts most of the fans show great delight in expressing their views of the players, the game action, and especially the umpiring. Some of the comments are witty and funny others make you want to grab your child and cover their ears. In most cases this freedom of expression is family friendly and a great part of the game. An important aspect of maintaining these freedoms is through our right to vote.