April 12th, 2010
07:34 PM ET
13 years ago

Baseballs and bats from Sen. Brown

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Washington (CNN) – Sen. Scott Brown is embracing the "Boys of Summer" theme for political purposes, of course.

The Massachusetts Republican is giving signed baseballs and bats to donors who contribute anywhere from $50 to $180 to his re-election campaign. His campaign made the latest fundraising pitch in an email Monday to supporters.

"As fans of the Boston Red Sox, we hope to make it to Fenway Park for a few games this summer," Brown's campaign wrote in the note. "But no matter where you live, or which team you support, we all share a passion for America's pastime.

"In the spirit of baseball season, we are offering for a limited time only, baseballs personally autographed by Senator Brown, whose upset election changed the course of American politics. We are also offering both engraved, and autographed bats."

If the Senate was a baseball team what would his jersey number be? Forty one, of course which is the number Brown is signing on the baseball items. Brown's victory in January's special election to fill the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's seat gave Republicans the crucial 41st vote in chamber to filibuster Democratic legislation.

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soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Bill Sampson

    Is this really the current level of U.S. politics? "...for a limited time only..."? Do they really say that?! It is embarrassing to say the very least. What's next – a "limited edition" porcelain figurine for your curio cabinet?

    Brown is just another overly ambitions, but mediocre tool in the Republican shed.

    April 12, 2010 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Sen. Brown you just came on board, one might say, who the heck would want your signature? More to the point, sir, I think it is awfully arrogant of you to think that you've accomplished ANYTHING in your life thus far to make your signature sought-after now, and valuable in posterity. Sounds like a lot of misplaced narcissism.

    What the_????!

    April 12, 2010 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  3. Russ

    Wow, now there's a treasure I wish I had.........not!!! What the hell good is a bat or ball with this nobody's name on it. That will be worth a whole lot of nothing one day. How stupid can these politicians get?

    April 12, 2010 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  4. ran

    He did not change the course of American politics. Get over your self and you will not get reelected because the great people of Ma. will put up a true Democrat next time not someone who felt she was entitled to the job and did little to win it.

    You Mr. Brown is just another" johnny come lately" "flash in the pan" all glitter no substance. So enjoy your brief moment in the lime light.

    April 12, 2010 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  5. T'SAH from Virginia

    'WHY NOW mr BROWN??" Did you sit down in your seat long enough to start worrying about getting reelecting? This is the problem in government – instead of GOVERNING, you're FUNDRAISING!!!

    April 12, 2010 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  6. Larry

    Why would anyone want a ball or bat signed by him. Oh yeah, the ball to squat on while you beat your head with the bat because you are a republican.

    April 12, 2010 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  7. BeverlyNC

    Only $50 to $200 for a nobody's signature? He should follow Palin's lead, quit his term early, write a book of fiction, and like moron Palin charge $10,000 to have your picture made with him.

    MA will not be re-electing this dimwit. He is way in over his head and not fit for office.

    April 12, 2010 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  8. RCasson

    Desperate much?

    April 12, 2010 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  9. HypocriCNN

    Gee!...Maybe With Any Luck, They Could Beat Scott Brown With The Bats Like Martha Coakley Was Inept To Do. Then Stick The Baseballs Up Jim Bunning's Ass! That Would Be The Greatest Circus Ever!

    April 12, 2010 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  10. Danny Cali

    Dream on Mr. Brown........! you done nothing to the American so how can we buy that.

    April 12, 2010 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  11. Pragmatic

    Just keep the bats out of the hands of the more radical tea party people. With Sarah Palin asking, "Do you have your gun and are you ready to use it?" – I'm not sure when the violence may start or when it might end.

    April 12, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  12. CNN is the Manchurian Candidate

    Since when did CNN, the "Cable News NetworK" start endorsing and advertising for candidates? This is actually a scenario that our far-reaching media seeks to realize.

    This just goes to prove the point that our wonderful corporate media is doing what they can to "help the cause". Keeping a few of us at the top nice and fat, while the rest starves to make ends meet. All the while, working quietly behind the scenes to promote the rise again of republicans and the free market agenda. All the while, the cattle chews cud in front of primetime programming and buys what the talking heads throw at them.

    April 12, 2010 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  13. carlos

    why not?......next it will be sanford, ensign and vitter sending autographed phallic looking objects, and, asking for contributions for their sex partners..........those CONS.......after all, they are the repulsive CONS............

    April 12, 2010 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  14. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Just another useless Republican who dooped people into thinking he's poor, riding around in a truck and at the same time owning 3 homes. People are just plain stupid.

    April 12, 2010 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  15. Mary Jo Kopechne

    The People's Seat!

    April 12, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  16. Moe, NY

    OMG....I really hope the Boston Red Sox are not behind this Republican cashing in on baseball....sick! So sorry Sen. Brown, but I would not accept a bat from you...signed or not signed...even if it was for free. If, by chance, the Red Sox are behind this person, they just lost a fan.

    April 12, 2010 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  17. tcaros

    Tea Party clowns! Can't wait to vote those dirty, rotten, Republican liars out of office.

    April 12, 2010 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  18. Hawk in Texas

    A typical republican. just elected to office and is all ready running for the next election.

    April 12, 2010 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  19. John

    Scott Brown is an elitist republican who will keep in lock step with his brown shirt republican brothers. Who cares if he likes baseball, I'm sure Adolph Hitler liked sports also.

    April 12, 2010 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |

    just another greedy politican taking advantage of the horrible mess thier party left us in. what about the american worker, how is the economy? ...what about JOBs!...JOBS!...JOBS!

    April 12, 2010 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  21. dale

    Even this liberal, commie, pinko tends to like this Repub. He seems to look for what is right before what his party tells him what his position should be. The difference between him and Rubio down in Florida is like night and day.

    April 12, 2010 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  22. Dave

    Congratulations Sen. Scott Brown for following the national passion for making money through pointless representations of national icons....

    April 12, 2010 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  23. Perusing-through


    Let me get this straight, is the Boston Red Sox organization ready to go down that road where it is openly aligning itself with a single party, , , , like the Republicans?

    Maybe the Red Sox organization doesn’t want Independents and Democrats to spend their money in their ballpark.

    April 12, 2010 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  24. Jason

    I MIGHT have to give up on my Sawx if this bozo uses them to make him money.. He is a Dummycrat in Republicant suits.. This guy is a chump, what does he stand for anyways?

    Classless as well to use 41 on baseball.. How chia pet cheezy can you be Mr centerfold.. I suspect a Caribou Barbie & Ken aka Mr 41 on a national ticket in 2012, the only thing missing would be the pink corvette, unless.. LMAO.. 2 peas in the same naked pod.. 2 models that have NO clue about anything substantively!

    Seriously GOP if this and Sarah 'I QUIT ON ALASKANS" Palin are the best you can bring in 2012, Obama isn't worried.. He handled the treasonous John McCain in 08, this'll be a walk in the park! Good Luck Republicants on the good ship S.S. Beauty Queens!

    April 12, 2010 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  25. charles

    he would rather concetrate on revamping the economy to which he and the republican party are solely to blame. The biggest mistake all politicians make is to think about the next elections. This has happered everything that would have been done for this great country. Stop taking politics as a lifetime Job, but as the service to this great nation and her People.

    April 12, 2010 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |