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Past MLB players Upset With Change in Hazing Policy: ‘World is Filled With Sensitive Snowflakes’
With the new CBA in place, MLB teams will no longer be able to haze rookies by forcing them to dress up as women or wear any women’s clothing whatsoever.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 11, 2016
“Those kind of things which in our view were insensitive and potentially offensive to a number of groups,” MLB vice president Paul Misfud explained Monday, per Ronald Blum of the Associated Press. This rule change was part of an Anti-Bullying initiative set forth by the league.”
A few former Major league ball players took to Twitter to voice their displeasure over the change. They believe baseball is just catering to weak and ultra sensitive folks.
How rediculous! The world has gotten 2 damn sensitive! This has been a time honored tradition. The world is full of sensitive snowflakes https://t.co/Zhadz1MXBf — AUBREY HUFF (@aubrey_huff) December 13, 2016
Getting softer and softer…SMH https://t.co/tlGdyFIgmW
— Vernon Wells (@VernonWells10) December 13, 2016
Hahaha this is ridiculous but I’m retired I don’t have to abide by they’re rules anymore. I’m the rookie in my new JOB!!!! https://t.co/HrPBI7dumB
— LaTroy Hawkins (@LaTroyHawkins32) December 13, 2016
At least two current players shared some fond memories of being hazed:
Fun fact, morning after being a Teletubby for my rookie dress up I woke up with the head on backwards and temporarily thought I was blind.
— Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson35) December 13, 2016