Irish wrote:Instead of responding to it you looked up the word uniform, which really had nothing to do with the heart of the issue I was trying to address, which you obviously couldn't deal with, instead acting insulted and changing the subject.
Heart of the issue? The heart of the issue is that professional althetes are purposely wearing their uniforms incorrectly. Not high school... not college... Major League Baseball players
. The same players that baseball fans pay millions of dollars a year to watch. That is what the people in this thread have a problem with.
How is it our fault that most of the players that do it are black? Are you saying we should only object to a player purposely wearing their uniform incorrectly if they're not black? It sure seems to me that's what you're saying. The reason I posted the definition of "uniform" was because that is what this thread is about. It's not about race. I don't recall anybody anywhere in this thread saying how people should dress OFF
the baseball field. Do you?
There are plenty of rules regarding dress code in MLB that were created to make uniforms more uniform and they have absolutely nothing to do with race. I guess they're just going to have to create a couple more. I said two pages ago that saying anthing else would be a waste of time. I swear I'm a glutton for punishment.
BTW, I agree the pedophile comment was out of line. I went about making my point the wrong way. I apologize.
Thanks for the apology, no offense taken.
I don't want to make this a racial issue, but like I said earlier, the things people are concerned about seem to be culturally related to african-americans.
This isn't to say it's a black player thing. If Marcus Giles started wearing his hat with a tilt or one leg up/down, then he would get the same treatment. Not because of the color of his skin, but the attitude associated with wearing your clothes that way.
Now why is that? My opinion is that those things are associated with black culture(hip hop, ghetto, whatever ya want to call it) and with that culture comes feelings of laziness and disrespect in some peoples' eyes.
So, I think although wearing a uniform with any changes can occasionally be disrespectful, I think that there are some things that aren't that tend to be associated with that attitude for reasons beyond the artificial.