The Washington Nationals are one of the hottest teams in all of baseball.
The Nats are tied with the Mets atop the NL East standings, and with slugger Bryce Harper having a career year the team finally looks primed to make a deep playoff run. (RELATED: Is This Super-Complicated-Secret-Handshake Behind Bryce Harper’s MVP-Caliber Season)
Still, the left is doing its best to rain on Washington’s parade. Recently, the team began promoting a special “Ladies Night” game on June 18, and I’ll give you one chance to guess how feminists are taking it.
Over the weekend, ThinkProgress senior editor Kiley Kroh wrote that the promotion promotes, “sexist, offensive stereotypes,” and that, “the shallow attempts to lure [women] there with things that are sparkly are an insult.”
Additionally, Kroh blasted the organization for providing women over the age of 21 with two complimentary glasses of wine at “Ladies Night. “Seriously, who goes to a baseball game for the wine?”
Look, I’m not trying to say that there is no sexism in sports. It’s definitely an old boys club, but this type of bitching and moaning is the exact reason why people hate the feminist movement. For starters, Kroh — a self-identified baseball fan — fails to acknowledge that these type of promotional games are aimed at getting NON–baseball fans to buy tickets.
Kroh claims that the Nats are mocking a woman’s “ability to sit outside, beer in hand, and simply enjoy the game.”
Again, if they were targeting actual fans, then I might be inclined to agree, but they’re not. I know plenty of men who aren’t baseball fans and hate going to the ballpark, but offer them two free glasses of booze and they’ll show up faster than you can scream “ALCOHOLISM!”
Everyone loves wine!
Feminists want everything catered toward women, but when organizations try to do that, the left shits on their ideas simply because they’re thought up by dumb-sexist-men-that-don’t-know-anything-about-being-a-woman-in-the-21st-century.
Play the game by the rules or sit on the sidelines. You can’t have it both ways.