Saturday, February 27, 2010

MLB Defaces Irish Flag

Every St. Patrick's Day you see plenty of advertisements and banners which are really just words and images superimposed on the Green, White and Gold of the Irish flag. As a first generation Irish-American (note I never use the hyphenation but for the purposes of this post I thought it relevant) I've never taken offense at this practice.

Having said that - I do agree with the American in Ireland that Major League Baseball is clearly in the wrong here. MLB is won't even let Little League teams take the names of their franchises without paying licensing fees. No way should MLB be allowed to turn a profit off the defacement of a nation's flag.

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