Mets Denied By MLB To Wear Caps Honoring 9/11 Responders

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has denied the New York Mets’ request to wear baseball caps honoring New York City emergency service departments for their game against the Chicago Cubs on the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Joe Torre, MLB’s executive vice president for baseball operations, told The Associated Press the decision was made to keep policy consistent throughout baseball and that “certainly, it’s not a lack of respect.”

The Mets wanted to wear caps Sunday night honoring police, firefighters and other first responders like the ones they wore on Sept. 21, 2001 in the first sporting event in New York after the World Trade Center attacks collapse 10 days earlier.

MLB issued a league-wide memo, saying teams must wear their everyday caps with a small flag on the side.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.)

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  1. Greg Wiliams says:

    I don’t know what’s more outrageous, the decision or the poor grammar in this headline.

  2. Matt says:

    SHAME. SHAME.

  3. J Perry Jr says:

    R U KIDDING ME??? MLB FOR ONE DAY WOULD IT KILL U TO LET THE TEAMS WEAR THE CAPS OUT OF RESPECT???

  4. G says:

    That was all about the licensing. Shame MLB. By the way MLB, I don’t watch the games because of the uniforms. I don’t watch to make sure a players shirt is tucked in or the correctness of it, you idiots.

  5. Kevin says:

    Sad to say that he’s a New Yorker!

  6. teapartyjoed says:

    “Not a lack of respect”? Oh but it is Mr. Torre. What would happen if we boycott the MLB?

  7. Howard Rosenberg says:

    Joe Torre continues to be the biggest phony in MLB

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