Tuesday, September 13, 2011

MLB shows no respect to 9/11 victims

A uniform? A code? A rule?

Come on, MLB.

On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the New York Mets wanted to wear first responder hats to honor the members of the NYPD and FDNY, but Major League Baseball said NO. Real nice. Well done, Bud Selig.

This past Sunday, on Sept. 11, 2011, the Mets were told they couldn't wear the hats honoring first responders because they wanted to stick with the MLB code that all teams wear the same uniforms.

Is it that important to be "uniform" that MLB would be so disrespectful to one of the most historic events in the history of the USA? What would have damaged? Who would this have hurt?

On one day, but not just ANY day, the Mets wanted to show a sign of respect and solidarity with the country in their town, and Bud Selig and company said, NO.

Can't imagine why there is an image problem with the sport.

Steroids, tie all-star games, beanbrawls. Yep, let's show the Mets by not letting them wear a hat on the anniversary of the nation's greatest tragedy. Makes a lot of sense.

I wish the Mets would have worn the hats anyway. All 9 position players go out and wear the hat and then have MLB either stop the game or fine the team and look like the idiots they already appear to be.

All 9/11 families should boycott MLB games the rest of this year. Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it?

No more ridiculous than not letting the Mets pay homage to some real heroes.

- Bill Tilton


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