May 28 2011
(Photos courtesy of FOX News 13 Tampa Bay)
A fan wearing a “derogatory” anti-Yankee shirt, earlier this month at a Tampa Bay Rays, New York Yankees game was booted out of the stadium. What the shirt says… my 2-year old cousin has been saying since she was 6-months old.
Melton Litte rocked a “Yankees Suck” shirt to Tropicana Field earlier this month, and was approached by an usher and asked to leave the stadium, along with his 19-year and 8-year old son.
According to the St. Petersburg Times, Little left the park, disagreeing with the usher’s claim that the T-shirt included “profanity.”
The newspaper notes that Little has spent $30,000 on seats this season and doesn’t believe the term on the shirt is offensive. The Rays (and other major league teams) have a policy in place that prohibits such items, but Little hopes to change that. He has written a letter to the team asking officials to reconsider the policy, but has yet to hear back [The Sporting News].
SUCK …a bad word? Wow, Imagine what the old folks would say had they seen some of these shirts that New York Yankee and Met fans wear to games when the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies come to town. You wonder why Florida teams are so soft.