The controversy surrounding the caps the Mets wore on the anniversary of 9/11 shows few signs of abating. The Mets made it clear from the start that MLB prohibited them from wearing caps honoring New York City first responders on Sunday night, but now Bud Selig reportedly feels the team threw the league under the bus by taking the criticism public.
Should caps be used as tributes?
As Jayson Stark notes in the video above, MLB earlier denied a request by the Nationals to wear caps honoring the Navy SEALs killed recently in Afghanistan. Is a blanket prohibition the right call?
Is the controversy a big deal?
The Mets and Cubs still took time to honor and remember the victims of 9/11 before Sunday's game, so are we missing the point by focusing on the caps?