Two Baseball Players Battle Over Who Loves America More by STANDING for the Anthem the Longest

The national anthem only gets written about lately if someone kneels for it. Ever since backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick didn’t feel like standing one day, kneeling for the anthem has become the best way was to signal your virtue. To the point of leftists attacking you for NOT kneeling. It’s refreshing to see two athletes not only stand for the anthem but see who can stand for the anthem more better than the other guy. That’s what happened before Monday’s game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds.

According to Outkick:

Reds third baseman Alex Blandino and Pirates pitcher Luis Oviedo stood and kept their hand on their hearts even after the national anthem ended in a competition of their own … and it lasted for almost 10 minutes. As the teams began to take the field and officials prepared to begin the game, the two players stood just outside of their dugouts and let the preparations happen around them.

The question is whether this is because of patriotism or because of bros being bros. There’s only a 1% chance this WASN’T worked out between Blandino and Oviedo ahead of time. It would have to be. Both players had to have known battling over who STANDS for the anthem the longest would get attention. The fact that there may have been a friendly wager on who won is just an added bonus. My vote is for bros being patriotic bros.

Is this me politicizing something that wasn’t political? Mayhaps. But I don’t make the rules. And Colin Kaepernick is currently trending because Tim Tebow signed with an NFL team while Kap remains unemployed by his own choosing. If we’re opening a new front on the culture war over who kneels again, I’m happy to highlight two athletes who stand.

Even if Blandino and Oviedo were just clowning on each other, it’s still kinda cool.

Looking for a fashionable way to support Louder with Crowder? Get your swag at Crowdershop today!

TOP 7: NEW BLM Olympic Games! (OFFENSIVE – NOT SAFE FOR LEFTISTS) | Louder With Crowder

Click this link for the original source of this article.
Author: Brodigan

This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact using the email address in the Contact page found in the website menu.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
A better search engine:
Visit our Discussion Forum at

Follow us:
WP Twitter Auto Publish Powered By :