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Postby brdmaverick » Sun Jul 04, 2004 8:27 am

Red Sox closer Keith Foulke has been wearing a patch of an American flag on the side of his baseball cap.

Apparently not everyone is so fond of American pride, however, as the commisioner has ordered that it be removed and never be worn again.

what's the harm in the flag. let the guy show a little pride.
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Postby Super GM » Sun Jul 04, 2004 8:30 am

I just read that too...I guess they don't want anybody standing out. It's called the "MLB dress code". ;-)
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Postby matmat » Sun Jul 04, 2004 8:32 am

the redsox are unpatriotic!

that's just stupid.
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Postby jpbusta » Sun Jul 04, 2004 9:06 am

matmat wrote:the redsox are unpatriotic!

that's just stupid.


Think so? I'm sure the same thing or worse would've happened if sunnny kim were a korean flag and suzuki were a japanese flag. Would that be stupid too? :-)
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Postby Sunspot » Sun Jul 04, 2004 9:15 am

I believe there should be an U.S. Flag on all uniforms, not necesarily the hat, but it should be somewhere.
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Postby DK » Sun Jul 04, 2004 9:42 am

Sunspot wrote:I believe there should be an U.S. Flag on all uniforms, not necesarily the hat, but it should be somewhere.


What about Montreal and Toronto? 8o
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Postby thehat » Sun Jul 04, 2004 10:32 am

Guess they can't get a licensing fee on the flag, so it's verboten.

Actually, this is a result of the current labor agreement that states no player can make individual changes to any part of the uniform, including the cap. That's why players weren't allowed to affix a "57" to their caps after Darryl Kile died.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Sun Jul 04, 2004 11:19 am

DK wrote:
Sunspot wrote:I believe there should be an U.S. Flag on all uniforms, not necesarily the hat, but it should be somewhere.


What about Montreal and Toronto? 8o

Montreal wont be in Canada for any more than a year, and does anyone really care about Toronto? (besides Jackal and Mookie :-b )
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Postby Apollo » Sun Jul 04, 2004 11:38 am

Personally, I just think it's kinda funny. Who really cares, as long as it's equal for everyone? I think he can live without the flag on his cap, and MLB can live WITH the flag on his cap. As long as everyone is treated the same, it's a non-issue.
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Sun Jul 04, 2004 12:16 pm

I don't really like the decision made by MLB...but they do have to enforce the rules as they are....and if they let Foulke get by with it...what is to stop Choi from putting a Korean flag on his hat...or Sammy from putting a Dominican flag....or Gange from putting a Canadian flag... :-?
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