The Twins beat the Tigers today wearing caps that honored the five U.S. military services. We will now proceed to a new paragraph to make one thing very clear.
I am all in favor of professional sports teams honoring the armed services, active military and veterans.
And baseball, especially, should do all it can to remain America's game and retain its anti-trust exemption.
Veterans Day falls too late for a baseball observance. But the entire month of May was National Military Appreciation Month, followed by Flag Day on June 14th.
So why now, should Independence Day weekend be devoted to armed services appreciation?
Shouldn't the country's birthday honor more than the military? Perhaps the Twins promotion department could show some imagination next year and include caps for: Peace Corps. Americorps. ACLU. NAACP. Federalist Society. Or maybe: Washington. Lincoln. Parks. King. Norquist.
But if they insist it has to be a military promo, how about: Jobs. Education. Housing. Mental Health. Peace.
They'd have the entire month of May to build up to it.