Pitching in Missouri

America's two favorite pastimes, politics and baseball, collided during the World Series as ads for and against a Missouri stem-cell proposition aired in local markets....

America's two favorite pastimes, politics and baseball, collided during the World Series as ads for and against a Missouri stem-cell proposition aired in local markets. Actor and Parkinson's sufferer Michael J. Fox touted the value of stem-cell research in his backing of US Senate candidate Claire McCaskill (D-MO), while St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jeff Suppan starred in an opposition ad created by Missourians Against Human Cloning, slated to run during his Game Four start. Suppan's turn prompted a sports media discussion regarding athletes endorsing causes, giving the issue additional legs.

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