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).

Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers’s Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.

4 thoughts on “Nothing Happened on 9/11 That Was Worth Commemorating, Says Major League Baseball”

  1. 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.

  2. 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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