Lawmaker rips MLB for refusing to let Mets wear 9/11 tribute hats

Lawmaker rips MLB for refusing to let Mets wear 9/11 tribute hats

[Ed. – It takes a small mind to see a tribute to the first responders as a political statement.]

A Brooklyn lawmaker is accusing Major League Baseball of disrespecting 9/11 first responders by refusing to allow the Mets to wear caps honoring the heroes on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

City Councilman Justin Brannan fired off a scathing letter to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred last week demanding the league let the Mets wear caps emblazoned with “NYPD,” “FDNY” and other first-responder agencies for the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Any other teams wishing to do so should be allowed also, Brannan wrote.

The Bay Ridge-based Democrat made the plea after MLB rejected the team’s latest request – made through star rookie slugger Pete Alonso — to wear the special caps during a home game last Wednesday on the 18th anniversary of 9/11.

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“This [MLB] decision was a real slap in the face to all the first responders.”…

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