Monday, September 12, 2011

MLB passes on allowing Mets to wear tribute hats

Hat in question

We don't get this and we suspect the rest of America won't either.

Without having to explain too much of the backstory, the New York Mets asked Major League Baseball to allow them to wear NYPD and FDNY hats for their Sunday night baseball game.

As you all know, Sunday was the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and it was, to say the least, a very emotional day for almost everyone.

MLB said no.

They said no, 10-years ago when the Mets proposed the same thing in the return to baseball against the Atlanta Braves, the Mets wore them anyway.

Nobody complained.

But due in part to MLB's extra large contract with New Era caps, which wouldn't see their product being worn that day. The league did the wrong thing. They explained it with a quote saying "We wanted it to be consistent around the league." And according to several Mets players, the tribute hats worn in Batting Practice, were collected and taken away after BP.

Read the entire story, which includes interviews with former Mets from that time period, from the New York Daily News RIGHT HERE

For what it is worth, the Mets lost the game Sunday night to the Cubs 10-6. And while they didn't get to wear the hats for the game, most of the players did wear them for batting practice.

Take a look at the tribute produced by ESPN, who can really do some great things when they so choose:

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