|Photo courtesy of @Mets|
I realize how tremendously unimportant the headwear of a bad baseball team is, and how little impact it is going to have on anything, but it's just a characterization, to me, of MLB valuing their rules and merchandising a little too much. To the point, as you'll recall, where a Met coup was broken up in 2011.
For all those upset that we didn't wear the hats, I understand your anger. However, they physically took them from us after the ceremony.
— R.A. Dickey (@RADickey43) September 12, 2011
I know the issue has been beaten into the ground, but at some point the league and Bud Selig have to realize that paying that tribute on the field during the game would be more meaningful, and would do nothing to sully their image.
Rather than dwell on that however, last night's rendition of God Bless America. Sung by Regina Wilson, a member of the FDNY, watching her tear up at the end is tough.