I’ve attended my last Frederick Keys baseball game until I can be sure I won’t be subjected to the pathetic Cowboy Monkey Rodeo spectacle. What does this act have to do with baseball, and who can possibly enjoy watching those frightened monkeys riding dogs who are chasing sheep? It’s like a flashback to the 1950s and the promoter’s self-serving assurances that the show is not abusive are absurd. The fact that the monkeys have to be tied to the dogs should be enough to convince anyone that the poor animals are not willingly participating.
Our city and our team are better than this. Let’s forgo the abused monkeys and choose entertainment that better reflects the spirit and fun of America’s pastime.