Posts Tagged ‘MLB’

September 12th, 2011

MLB Short Hops 9-11 Tribute

This morning at The Daily Caller, I question whether or not Major League Baseball has its priorities straight when it comes to commemorating 9-11.

One of the more indelible images from the world of sport in the days following the 9/11 attacks came courtesy of the New York Mets. Wanting to find some way to honor the memory of the firefighters, police officers and paramedics who had died while evacuating the World Trade Center, the team took to the field for the first time after the attacks wearing baseball caps embossed with the logos of those first responders.

Last night in New York, the Mets were scheduled to play on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Several months ahead of time, as part of a larger pre-game ceremony remembering the tragedy, the organization asked Major League Baseball (MLB) if it could play that game against the Chicago Cubs wearing those same hats. You’d think the answer here was a no-brainer, but you’d be wrong. MLB said no, with the league warning that there would be heavy fines if any player or the organization as a whole defied its decision.

Needless to say, I’m scratching my head here.