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Alex W ([personal profile] sdelmonte) wrote2016-06-24 06:45 pm

Let Go Mets?

Tomorrow, the Mets are likely to sign a player named Jose Reyes.  Reyes was arrested for domestic abuse and was suspended for two months. He is a free man mainly because his wife didn't press charges, but it seems clear that he is an abuser.

I hate this.  I don't want him on my team.  I don't want him in baseball.  He has done nothing to show that he's learned anything or changed.  So I am in this odd place now.  I cannot root against the Mets.  There is no way I can do that.  But I really won't feel that badly if they continue to struggle while he is on the team.  And I might abandon my Mets cap for a while.

Am I being a moralist?  Probably.  But sometimes I get that way.  Especially when it comes to things like abuse, and institutionalized sexism. 
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[personal profile] agonistes 2016-06-24 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
I find it... oh, what's the word. Precious? Precious. I find it precious that "moralist" is an insult to some people. I'll be glad when this dissertation chapter on pro hockey is done so I stop spending 6+ hours a day on how awful pro hockey, and football, and baseball, and basketball are toward pretty nearly everyone but the team owners and league commissioner.

Which is to say: the NHL continues to be gross, I literally just saw a tweet about the OTHER Kane in hockey now being investigated for sexual harassment, and the Blackhawks' beat writer for the Sun-Times, a Mets fan, is cranky about them signing Reyes for the same reasons you cite. Burn it all down.
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[personal profile] gingicat 2016-06-25 10:54 am (UTC)(link)
I think you should send this as a letter to the editor. (Probably the NY Times, unless Newsday still exists.)