News is spilling out today that Major League Baseball has put a kibosh on teams wearing non-MLB hats to honor those we lost on 9/11. Specifically, for the Mets, that means they can't wear FDNY, NYPD or any other hats for tonight's game. And the Mets are going along with it.
"MLB set a league-wide policy as it related to caps and uniforms for Sept. 11 and we followed the guidelines,” reports Brian Costa.
They can wear them before and after the game, but not during.
Come on now, Mets. If you know what's right - and all your fans do - you should wear the hats no matter what. This is one of the best things the team did after 9/11 back in 2001. Sporting those hats in a sign of solidarity with those we lost and those who were working tirelessly to clean up the mess was a touch of class, a wonderful moment for sports fans and Americans as baseball returned to New York City after such a crushing loss.
And now, 10 years later, Major League Baseball has the gall to tell teams not to wear these hats?!
Insanity. Stupidity. And downright wrong.
#WearTheHats. Pay the fine.