The Peanuts Gang and the All-Star Game

I’m about to criticize something that I think is neat. Why? Because it’s absolutely wrong.

MLB and the Minnesota Twins have teamed up to produce a series of commemorative statues for this year’s MLB All-Star Game with the Peanuts gang.

It’s a natural, right? Charlie Brown and the gang spent a lot of time on the baseball diamond.

Unfortunately, they depict Charlie Brown and his friends in Minnesota Twins gear.

This is where the problem comes in.

Charlie Brown was a Giants fan. In the 60s he talked about Willie Mays and Willie McCovey. He lived and died by the Giants.

Charlie Brown wouldn’t wear Twins gear.

I understand the thinking of MLB. Charles Schulz hailed from Minnesota, so it makes sense to honor his work.

But they do so in a way that is wrong and goes against the very text of the work they honor.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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