Ronan Tynan switches sides, sings "God Bless America" for the Red Sox at Fenway Park

Ronan Tynan switches sides, sings "God Bless America" for the Red Sox at Fenway Park

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Ronan Tynan switches sides, sings "God Bless America" for the Red Sox at Fenway Park

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I’ve been busy with real-life issues, so I haven’t had much time to squawk lately. But I did want to vent outrage over this – Ronan Tynan sang “God Bless America” for the Fourth of July over at Fenway Park yesterday! On George Steinbrenner’s 80th birthday, yet! Good grief.

I’m not happy about this turn of events, but neither is at least one Red Sox blogger, Jere of A Red Sox Fan From Pinstripe Territory. “Bad job, Red Sox!, says the writer, calling the singer an “anti-semitic, Dumbo-eared, legless, shit-voiced bum.” Ouch!

“As long as we’re honoring Yankee legends,” Jere wonders, ” why not have a Joe DiMaggio Day? Bucky Dent Day! The Red Sox could wear pinstripes and the scoreboard could tell us when to clap!”

I wouldn’t call Tynan a Yankee legend, but he is dead to me now. He could have done his penance for his offensive joke last year, and eventually been allowed back into Yankeeland. But no – he switched sides awfully quickly, didn’t he?

Let him stay in Boston. Maybe he can sing “Sweet Caroline,” too. Enjoy life in Boston, Ronan, you Yankee traitor.


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