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MLB prevents Mets from wearing 9/11 hats

Posted on: September 11, 2011 7:07 pm
Edited on: September 12, 2011 12:36 am
 
By Matt Snyder

The New York Mets will host the Chicago Cubs for the Sunday night game in New York on the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. In commemoration of so many brave souls who either gave their lives or put their lives on the line to try and save other Americans, the Mets have an assortment of NYPD, FDNY and PAPD (that one is Port Authority PD) hats to honor the service men and women. They were going to wear them during the game, which will be seen on ESPN.

Instead, Major League Baseball intervened. The Mets released the following statement:

“MLB set a league-wide policy as it related to caps and uniforms for September 11 and we followed the guidelines.”

There was reportedly some discussion by the Mets players to just ignore the mandate and wear the hats anyway, but they ended up calling off the idea.

"As much as we would like to as a team," player representative Josh Thole said (Ledger_NYMets on Twitter). "MLB is coming down really hard on it."

I don't think there's really much more to say than it's too bad that the MLB can't make an exception here -- especially considering all those stars and stripes hats teams wear on the 4th of July and Memorial Day.

UPDATE: The decision was apparently made by MLB Vice President Joe Torre, who was the Yankees manager on 9/11. He said he just wanted teams to be "consistent" and in this situation, "certainly it's not a lack of respect." (David Lennon via Twitter)

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Comments

Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: September 11, 2011 9:10 pm
 

MLB prevents Mets from wearing 9/11 hats

Torre, your a loser.



Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: September 11, 2011 9:08 pm
 

MLB prevents Mets from wearing 9/11 hats

im sure other teams would have been up in arms over the inconsistency of uniforms today! /sarcasm



Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2011 8:59 pm
 

MLB prevents Mets from wearing 9/11 hats

Why? big blooper on the part of the mlb joe torre should have used better judgement.



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2011 8:51 pm
 

MLB prevents Mets from wearing 9/11 hats

Not only should the Mets have worn them, they should have given the same hats to the Cubs, and both teams could proudly Saute MLB with an extended middle finger. 



Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: September 11, 2011 8:37 pm
 

MLB prevents Mets from wearing 9/11 hats

Doesnt matter selig should have used his brain on what he knew would be a emotional day you dont think him and torre consulated about this so yeah selig takes some of the blame



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: September 11, 2011 8:34 pm
 

MLB prevents Mets from wearing 9/11 hats

Why is everyone bashing Bud Selig when the article says "the decision was apparently made by MLB Vice President JOE TORRE"!
Notice it says "UPDATE" in front of that part. We just found out and added it. All the Bud bashing comments came before the update.

- Matt



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2011 8:30 pm
 

MLB prevents Mets from wearing 9/11 hats

Why is everyone bashing Bud Selig when the article says "the decision was apparently made by MLB Vice President JOE TORRE"!




Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: September 11, 2011 8:16 pm
 

MLB prevents Mets from wearing 9/11 hats

Ive never posted on any sports site or made any comments but when i read this story it made me sick to wanna spend my hard earned dollars to watch baseball a american sport baseball probably lost some fans today for this unbelivable error in judgement way to drop the ball mlb very impressive i applaude your arrogance and ignorance 2 thumbs up selig and joe torre way to go this baseball fan will never forget 9/11 



Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2011 8:13 pm
 

MLB prevents Mets from wearing 9/11 hats

Wear them anyway - it's not as though anyone will be watching that game anyway.



Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: September 11, 2011 8:12 pm
 

MLB prevents Mets from wearing 9/11 hats

A completely classless, out-of-touch, bully move by Bud Clueless. F*ck you, MLB, F*ck you, Bud Selig. Wear the hats anyway, Met players and staff, we, the fans, will be glad to pay the fines. And once again, f*ck you, Selig.


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