June 26, 2013

Baseball team offers Custer bobbleheads

Monumental Error: Baseball Team Offers Custer BobbleheadsThis promotion might call for a demotion. Just days after the anniversary of the Battle of the Greasy Grass, also known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Minor League Baseball's Hagerstown, Maryland Suns will be giving away George Armstrong Custer bobbleheads to the first 1,000 fans through the gates.

The Suns game scheduled for Saturday, June 29, will feature the giveaway, which is sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The six-inch-tall bobbling, nodding toy was unveiled yesterday, the anniversary of Custer's death at Greasy Grass, at the Hagerstown Visitor Welcome Center. June 29 marks the 150th anniversary of Custer’s Civil War promotion to the rank of brigadier general.

Custer, most famous for his "last stand" at Greasy Grass on June 25, 1876, "was very important in the [Civil War] battles of Hagerstown and the surrounding area,” Robert Bruchey II, Suns interim general manager and former Hagerstown mayor told the Associated Press.
One commenter on this article offered the obvious rejoinder:I'm sure Adolf Hitler is celebrated for his contribution of heroic proportions in some German communities. It doesn't change the fact that he was a psychopathic murderer!Comment:  For more on Custer, see Republican Official Prefers Custer to Indians and They Lied in They Died.

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