Nothing Happened on 9/11 That Was Worth Commemorating, Says Major League Baseball

The New York Mets wanted to commemorate the bravery of New York City’s police and firefighters at the World Trade Center attacks a decade ago by wearing ball caps from the NYPD and the FDNY, instead of their standard issue ball caps with their uniforms. For one day. The bloodiest day on American soil since Appomattox. And Major League Baseball, mindful of the occasion, told the Mets players that they would be fined if the did so.

Keith Olberman isn’t impressed. (Baseball Nerd).

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4 Responses to Nothing Happened on 9/11 That Was Worth Commemorating, Says Major League Baseball

  1. Barb Saylor September 13, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

    MLB has been beneath contempt for so long that this comes as no surprise.

  2. anonymous September 13, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    If I was on the Mets, I’d say “let them fine us” and do it anyway.

  3. anonymous September 14, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    They could have been heroes on some level if they had worn the uniforms. People would have eaten that up: honour 9/11 AND stick it to the man. I guess they didn’t want to make MLB look worse.

  4. brianmouland September 15, 2011 at 12:09 am #

    After the overeaction to NYPD and NY Fire Fighters in the last few years this is refreshing.MLB had all their players put a
    flag patch on the back of their caps. that was enough.

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