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(RNS) Some Major League Baseball teams are opening their seasons on Friday, setting up a scheduling conflict with Jews observing Passover and Christians marking Good Friday. By Daniel Burke

6 Comments

  1. David Herrera

    Do we know what the players think about all of this? Do the league or the management consider the players’ preferences when balancing conflicts with religious holidays?

  2. Good point, Dave. Josh Hamilton, the Rangers centerfielder, is known to be a pretty devout evangelical. I wonder how he feels about playing on Good Friday.

  3. Good point, Dave. Josh Hamilton, the Rangers centerfielder, is known to be a pretty devout evangelical. I wonder how he feels about playing on Good Friday.

  4. Good article, Daniel. You caused me to submit a complaint to the Texas Rangers about the insensitivity of scheduling a home opener on a holy day, which this year is important to two faiths. Much as I support the Rangers, I’ll be in church on Good Friday.

  5. so…the 25% of Americans who are not christians or jews and the 57% of christians and jews who don’t go to church should be held hostage to religious edicts. I thought Saturday and Sundays were also holy religious days, you know..kill anyone who picks up sticks to build a fire for food/warmth. The good news is every time religion tries to stop moral fun the more members they loose. Bigotry wrapped in prayer is still bigotry. I am sure just as working on the weekend is allowed now by christians and jews, and blacks since 1974 are allowed by mormons to not be demons, the religious bigots will “see the light” or continue to loose members….

  6. Hey Dave and Daniel, Josh Hamilton works almost every Sunday. Never recalled a verse damning working on good Friday, but do recall a commandment on the weekends……