This old NASCAR on FX video reminded me of something

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This old NASCAR on FX video reminded me of something

Post by crl on Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:38 am



This old NASCAR on FX video, which uses "Kung Fu Fighting," made me think of an incident that happened exactly a decade ago regarding Nashville's minor league baseball team, the Sounds:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A minor-league team fired its sound-effects operator when he ignored warnings and played "Kung Fu Fighting" to try to upset South Korean batter Hee Seop Choi of the Iowa Cubs.

The Triple-A Nashville Sounds fired Brian Kirsch on Monday after Iowa general manager Sam Bernabe called the front office and complained.

Kirsch previously had played David Bowie's "China Girl" before another of Choi's at-bats earlier in the same weekend series.

Kirsh had been warned by fellow employees about going too far, said Chris Douglas, the Sounds' director of operations.

"He should've known better," Douglas said Wednesday. "As soon as it was brought to my attention, he was fired. The Nashville Sounds do not condone in any way, shape or fashion anything that goes against someone's beliefs, ethnicity or religion."

Kirsh was in his first year with the Sounds. He said the music choice was a matter of personal opinion.

"I don't know that that was any more offensive to him than anything else I've played for any of the other guys," Kirsch told The Tennessean. "My wife is from Thailand. My job was to push the envelope, unbalance the other team and entertain the crowd. I don't regret anything I did."
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Post by Chives2112 on Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:40 am

Laughing And that is why minor league baseball is so funny at times.
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Post by PYLrulz on Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:53 am

How about you go to the source. If the player doesn't give a darn, then give the guy his job back ASAP.
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