MLB Should Be Ashamed Of Itself

It’s really hard in the 21st Century to find anything else that baseball can screw up. The Bud Selig era has been mess that included a strike, massive steroid use and most importantly, fan interests being sacrificed for TV dollars.

So, I wasn’t surprised when MLB decided to move the Mets Cubs game scheduled for 1pm on September 11th to 8pm. ESPN and MLB could wrap themselves in the flag and claim they were honoring the victims of 9/11 by showing the pregame ceremonies, etc.. The only problem is, they screwed it up by preventing the Mets from wearing the first responder caps of the FDNY, NYPD and PAPD like they had in 2001. (And I can’t believe it was Joe Torre that made this decision.)

Now keep in mind, the NFL, let players and coaches wear the cap. I saw Tom Coughlin seething on the sidelines in one many a time during the Giants game Sunday. Novak Djokovic, a tennis player from Serbia, wore a FDNY cap before and after his US Open match last night. But baseball, the sport that forces teams to wear awful looking hats on Memorial Day and the 4th of July, wouldn’t let the Mets wear them.

Bud Selig is reportedly angry that the Mets made this public. What about the fans who bought tickets to a 1pm game to see it rescheduled to 8pm shouldn’t they be angry? What a joke.