Oklahoma update

A few random thoughts…

First, from back in Tulsa. I erroneously said that the Royals once had an affiliate in Tulsa. I have since been corrected that in the history of the Tulsa franchise, only the Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies have had affiliates there (I was told Tulsa joined the league in 1978, but after doing some digging, it actually was 1977. See, sometimes I’m the one who is more thorough in resarching a topic). The KC Kid Zone, evidently, is sponsored by and paid for by the Kansas City Royals. I’ll guess they get the ball under the hat video game thing as well as part of the deal…so my apologies to all you Texas League enthusiasts out there. Now it makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? The Kansas City Royals, a team that’s never had an association with Tulsa in any fashion, a team in a city 4 1/2 hours away, pay to sponsor a Kids Zone (and the video board game thing) in Tulsa’s park. Can you forgive me for being confused with the incongruity of it all.

Second, what’s the fascination with Toby Keith? There’s a restaurant here called Toby Keith’s I Love (it’s actually a heart — cute, no?) this Bar and Grill. I, for one, am not a fan. But I hear that if you prove you blindly support anything your country does without having any understanding of what it is you are supporting, you get to eat for free. That leaves me out, so I’ll let  the gun-toting, family values-spouting, ***-bashing, Bush-voting, wrap yourself in the flag crowd get seated first.

Oops, did I say that aloud? — Jonathan


Tulsa is a strange place. I lived in Oklahoma a lot of years. At one point Tulsans were threatening to secede from the state!

Michael Norton


But how do you really feel about Toby Keith! I’ve never been to the restaurant, but I couldn’t agree more about the guy. He’s ignorant (but his truck commercials where he is punching the air are funny — for the wrong reasons). I’m glad you spelled it out like that. Otherwise the public, and Keith, gets the idea everyone must agree with him if everyone keeps their mouths shut.

let’s shy away from the conservative bashing, fellas and stick to baseball……

You’re still wrong with your research.Tulsa was also a franchise of the St.Louis Cardinals years ago,known then as the Tulsa Oilers. Also there is no Toby Keith restaurant here in Tulsa,it’s in Oklahoma City,and It’s called Toby Keiths I Love This Bar & Grille,and its located in Bricktown close to the OKC Redhawks home field,also known as, Bricktown.
Also about Toby being ,”ignorant”,!!AT LEAST HE”S A GOD FEARING, COUNTRY LOVING,SUPPORT HIS FELLOW MAN,and rich enough to buy and sell you,IGNORANT!!

nice commentary on toby keith. people such as him would sound a lot less ignorant if they did some research and took a moment to think before they went out and wrote a song just because they are prejudice against anybody who does not live within the oppressive regime known as Bush’s world.

For the record, I didn’t say the Toby Keith establishment was in Tulsa (though I can see how it might have read that way). The random thoughts came from Oklahoma City, which is why I said “First, from back in Tulsa…” — my apologies for not stating more clearly where the TK restaurant was. I wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on such a wonderful landmark of myopic, blind nationalism…

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