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NY Met 9/11 First Responder Cap Contraversy

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    In the aftermath of 9/11 remembrance, interesting controversy that makes MLB / Joe Torre look like the villains.

  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I don't get this.

    Once a year, let 'em do it. Can't believe Torre really made the decision.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Thinking that it was in conflict with the New Era "Official" 9/11 cap:


    "Special-edition cap with US Flag on left side to be worn on-field for games played on September 11, 2011."
  4. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Teams should just wear them and tell Torre and MLB to fuck themselves if they try to fine them after the fact. Or beat MLB upside the head with the audacity of the fine. I think we're getting to that point. When you can't do something to pay respects to the community, over the concerns of the "precedent" that may set (really, MLB wants to say "how dare you honor your locals!"?) it may just set the precedent that teams will do it and ask for forgiveness later. And then reap a huge PR windfall out of it.
  5. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Why didn't MLB commission New Era to develop a one-day-only Mets cap with the FDNY and other first responder logos on the side? Of course, it would be available at your nearby MLB Clubhouse Store as well as via online ordering.

    Maybe $34.99?
  6. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Can anyone just throw an FDNY or NYPD logo on a hat and sell it? Because you know those greedy fucks at MLB aren't sharing.
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    They showed David Wright last night wearing an NYFD hat in the dugout, but he put on his Mets hat on the field.

    Why Wright just didn't 'forget' to switch hats is beyond me. MLB would look like absolute shit if they fined him.

    And if you're Torre, how do you not look the other way, especially when he was wearing one 10 years ago.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Assume MLB had contract with New Era for all teams to wear MLB 9/11 cap.

    The Mets would have been in direct violation of said contract.

    Probably not the best time for The Mets to buck MLB.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I though it might actually happen last night.
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    No. They have their own licensing deals.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Wow, that's really unfortunate.
  12. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Why does Joe Torre hate America?
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