Remember when Major Leaguers used to serve in the military on a large scale? Me neither, but that's only because it last happened about 65-70 years ago during WWII and the Korean War. A few of the players that served in the military include: Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Phil Rizzuto, Pee Wee Reese, Bill Dickey, Whitey Ford, Ed Collins, Don Newcombe, Stan Musial, Willie Mays, Rod Carew, Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby, Hank Bauer, Curt Simmons, Ernie Banks, Jerry Coleman, Bobby Doerr, Ty Cobb, George Sisler, Tommy Lasorda, Gil Hodges, Hank Greenberg, Tris Speaker, Johnny Pesky, Christy Mathewson, Yogi Berra, Grover Cleveland Alexander, Warren Spahn, Bob Feller, Hoyt Wilhelm, etc.
I had just changed my profile picture on the Tradingcard Database to the one below, before seeing the picture above. Now, I might have to find a Boycott MLB photo if this type of behavior is allowed to continue.
I don't want to see any more of this in America's favorite pasttime. Please send this loser down to the minors and cut him during the off-season. I don't ever want to see him in a professional baseball uniform again. Let him protest on his own time, and not the company's dime. I just wonder what other successful country is more inclusive than the U.S.?
Mark Canha apparently thinks he's a modern-day Pee Wee Reese by showing his support for Bruce Maxwell with a hand on his shoulder. The difference is that 70 years ago (1947), we were celebrating integration, not disrespect towards the National Anthem and American flag.
Mark Canha needs to go too. Let him play out the rest of his career in AAA.
If this doesn't stop, I will most likely have to cancel my season tickets to my local sports team, stop listening to MLB on SiriusXM, and stop watching games on television in favor of a more patriotic pastime. I know MLB will stay rich, but at least I can say that I don't contribute to it anymore. I'll stick with vintage cards until MLB gets this fixed. I didn't like the incomplete statistics on the back of 2017 Topps anyways.