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6/8/2007

Outrageous

Filed under: — Jaime @ 10:30 pm

Despite the topic title – no, this topic is not about Paris Hilton. Hope that doesn’t disappoint.

This evening Mike and I traveled out to Bazemore Park in Garden City (a suburb of Savannah) to see Mike’s nephew’s little league game. After a bit of difficulty parking, we walk up to the gate, were about to stroll in when a grumpy old man in a lawn chair says to us, “You gotta pay.”

We’re dumbfounded for a second. We recover and spew the obvious litany of questions and statements – pay? we’re here to see family. this is a little league game. this is a public park. no one from Savannah carries cash on them. are you serious? who pays for little league games?

Old jerk wasn’t budging and told us if we didn’t pay we couldn’t get in. So we left, pissed off.

Seriously, beachcombers, have you ever heard of anything so freakin stupid? Have YOU ever paid to see a little league game? Without getting too Sharpton here, I have a hunch this was a way to keep the black people out of the white, suburban park. A cursory look around the park certainly supported this theory. All white families on the inside, black families outside the fences. No matter what the reason, it wasn’t right. Bazemore Park is a taxpayer funded public park and by it’s very design should always have free entry.

Thanks to Bazemore Park for reinforcing my belief that cities are better than suburbs. The ‘burbs are for pukes.

3 Responses to “Outrageous”

  1. Doc says:

    You guys were nicer than I would have been. I would have walked in anyways and told the grumpy old man to petition the county for my entry fee since my taxes already guaranteed my entrance.

  2. Jaime says:

    Doc, I can’t imagine you doing that. I couldn’t do it because I couldn’t run the risk of embarrassing Mike’s nephew as he watched his uncle and half-aunt get hauled off by the local keystone kops.

  3. moif says:

    I hate suburbia as well. Its either the city centre or the country side for me. Too many drones in the great middle class hives…

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