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Major League Baseball purists may be mad about the designated hitters, the stadiums with retractable roofs and World Series played in November, but at least one thing never seems to change about the game:
The people who run it are PC — profiteering cuckoos.
ESPN reports MLB decided this week the Houston Astros can celebrate their humble beginnings 50 years ago as the Colt .45s, so long as the gun’s image does not appear on their throwback jerseys.
Yes, the Atlanta Braves have a tomahawk logo; Milwaukee’s team mascot celebrates the makers of alcoholic malt beverages; and Pittsburgh glamorizes marauding predators of the high seas … but MLB must practice gun control in Texas.
ESPN reported baseball executives required the image of the smoking Colt .45 be removed from the retro jerseys Houston plans to wear twice this season.
Seems baseball wouldn’t want to offend anybody who’s offended by guns.
The inconsistency and general weirdness is not surprising, at least not for baseball.
• Remember, this is the sport that didn’t notice when middle infielders’ nicknames changed from “Stick” to “’Roid” overnight.
It must have been all the fans in the stands blocking executives’ views of the Popeye arms.
But historically, they’ve had no hesitation blacklisting players for lifestyles they decided were not in the best interests of baseball.
Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were booted for promoting casinos, for example.
• Remember, this is the sport that has different rules for different leagues but insists on interleague matchups during the