For two days now there has been some sort of uproar about the fact that Major League Baseball would not allow the New York Mets to wear caps with the letters NYPD or FDNY above the bill during their 9-11 anniversary night game Sunday. Commissioner Bud Selig is being attacked for lack of patriotism or heartlessness , or some horrible shortcoming, and the owners are being portrayed as boobs who refused to observe the magnitude of the 10th anniversary of 9-11. Major League Baseball counters that they no longer permit non-team logos on caps during games.
I am 1000% with the owners on this. It is not, at all, like 9-11 was not commemorated Sunday, at the Mets stadium, and just about everywhere else in the country. (I was at a 6th grade football game in a Chicago neighborhood, and at half time they had a 9-11 ceremony complete with a hook and ladder fire truck with the ladder extended and towering over the field, and " first responders", police, firemen, pilots and "stewardesses" drawn from the people watching the game (which amounted to a couple dozen people) making a circle at midfield while a poem about 9-11 was read). By any possible measurement, the country went all out to remember the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. The New York Mets had a substantial ceremony before the game. Enough is enough, for now. Major League Baseball made the right call.