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Globalization: CNN, World Series To Move Their Headquarters Abroad

imageATLANTA, Georgia (The Adobo Chronicles) – If the world’s a stage, then the spotlight shouldn’t all be focused on America.  Media giant CNN and Baseball’s World Series are both relocating their headquarters abroad.

In a stunning announcement today, CNN says it is laying off all of its personnel in the International Desk based in Atlanta, all in the spirit of globalization.  The 24-hour news cable pioneer has finally realized that news happens in other parts of the world, not just in the U.S.  So it has decided to move its International Desk abroad, specifically London and Hong Kong. This way, reporters will not be gathering the news via their computers inside their cubicles.

Just minutes after the CNN announcement, America’s Major League Baseball (MLB) told The Adobo Chronicles  that it, too, has decided to abandon its headquarters in Jamestown, New York, and move its operations to Beijing, China.

For many years now, MLB has been criticized for calling its championship series, “The World Series,” when, in fact, it was more of a North American Series, involving only teams from the U.S. and Canada.

Part of MLB’s restructuring would be to open the World Series to baseball teams from all over the world so that it can be true to the name given to the championship game.

Will the Miss Universe Organization now consider moving its headquarters to the International Space Station or Mars?

SF Giants Fans To Picket Super Bowl City On Saturday

(Photo credit: kqed.org)
(Photo credit: kqed.org)

SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Thousands of Giants fans are expected to descend upon Super Bowl City in San Francisco this Saturday to protest what they are calling a city-sponsored event that discriminates against baseball fans.

Although Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will actually be held at Levi’s Stadium in the city of Santa Clara, San Francisco has organized a week-long event in the  Embarcadero featuring concerts, fireworks, vendor displays, street dancing, food and booze, and viewing of the championship game live via jumbo screens.

“We have never seen anything like this before,” the protesters said.  “The 49ers are not even in the game so why is the city of San Francisco making such a big deal out of Super Bowl 50 ?”

The Giants fans feel insulted that San Francisco has not done a similar event for their baseball team in the past (when the Giants were not in the World Series).

They plan to chain themselves to BART and Muni trains and block mass transportation to and from Embarcadero.

The San Francisco Police Department is advising  football fans to refrain from wearing  49er or any other NFL team t-shirts or paraphernalia for their own safety and to prevent any untoward confrontation.


San Francisco, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – It happened yet again, before tens of thousands of spectators and millions of television viewers.

Grammy Award-nominated recording artist Aaron Lewis came out to sing the Star-spangled banner at AT&T Park before Game 5 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. He botched the lyrics and had one “gallantly streaming” too many.

The U.S. National Anthem is now officially the “most murdered song lyrics” of all time.  Thanks to Lewis and the likes of Roseanne Barr, Christina Aguilera, Carl Lewis, Michael Bolton and many other celebrities. A quick Google search will show you all the embarrassing moments of our flag.

Republican Senator Michele Bachmann of Minessota wants to put a stop to this madness. Today, she filed a bill in Congress seeking  to scrap the singing of the national anthem at baseball, football and other ball games, especially during the World Series or the Super Bowl.

“We need to respect the one song that binds us all together — Republicans, Democrats and Independents. If we can’t sing it right, let’s not sing it at all, ” Bachmann said.

In her bill , Bachmann proposed that the singing of the national anthem during ball games be replaced instead with a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. But to make sure that no one messes up the pledge, she also proposed that cheat sheets bearing the correct verses of the pledge be distributed to all those in attendance at the ball games.

“We can still make a spectacle out of it, ” she said, suggesting, for example, that the pledge be followed by the firing of handguns and AK-47s into the air. The National Rifle Association (NRA) said it would support Bachmann’s bill, promising to be a major sponsor of ball games nationwide.

Bachmann hopes to gather bi-partisan support for her bill. “This will be my legacy in Congress,” she said.