John Messeder

Messeder

The evening news reports Republicans in the state Assembly want Gov. Wolf to sign a bill into law that allows school districts to decide how many people, if any, to allow in the stands to watch football games. On screen, a legislator declares the individual schools “are in the best position to know” what is best for the players and the fans.

Actually, I sympathize with fans who want to watch their offspring play ball. Once upon a time, maybe six months ago, I enjoyed going to ball games to watch someone else’s offspring play.

John Messeder is an award-winning environmental columnist and social anthropologist, and lives in Gettysburg, PA. He may be contacted at john@johnmesseder.com.

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