Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 6/28/13
Athletes and guns have been a poisonous mix. It only took a few days for the Huntsville Stars to realize that. Now, the minor league team -- a Double A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers -- that is playing host to a "2nd Amendment Night," which was to feature the raffling of three rifles, has called off that portion of the evening. According to Stars' general manager Buck Rogers, "It's in the best interest of baseball." Minor league baseball and the Southern League helped make the decision . Rogers told Al.com the news was blown out of proportion, that "once the news gets out of market, it gets like that telephone game" where things are exaggerated. It's a 180-degree spin from Rogers' comments of last week. Rogers told Al.com several organizations routinely raffle off guns. "And since everybody's buying guns hand over fist and Larry's Pistol and Pawn wants to get involved in some sponsorships and they had a line out there a mile long (to buy guns)..." Rogers said. "We're havi...
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