10.25.08

Bears Go Bust, Star-Journal Can’t Afford (Not ) To Moderate Comments

Posted in Baseball, Free Expression at 7:51 pm by

Sad news in Saturday’s Newark Star-Journal about the fate of the Atlantic League’s Newark Bears.  The one time team of Rickey Henderson, Jose Canseco and Jose Lima has ceased operations after 9 years of independent baseball (link courtesy Repoz and Baseball Think Factory), and while poor turnouts aren’t a huge surprise, shouldn’t the Star-Ledger consider deleting comments like this?

Newark is a disgusting, filthy cesspool. I took my 7 year old daughter to the Hannah Montana concert at the rock last year. We took the train to Newark Penn station where we were supposed to meet up with another family. We were supposed to meet under the board by the Amtrack/NJ Transit ticket windows. This was a Sunday, middle of the afternoon. We did not want to go to Newark but it was the only place where we could get tickets. It was supposed to be safe and have a lot of security and police presence. It did not deter the homeless man who was sitting in the first wooden bench who was masturbating and screaming obscenities. Even as police walked by the man (and ignored the situation) he kept on. What a great thing to expose a 7 year old to. I wouldn’t go back to Newark if you paid me! It’s just a matter of time before someone gets shot, raped, killed, carjacked, etc.

It sounds like a very rough day out. But just to clarify, “makeitgoaway”, Lou Lamoriello is not homeless.

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