That’s the message Major League Baseball sent to tens of thousands of kids today when they ordered Craig Biggio to stop wearing a quarter-sized pin on his cap. The pin is the emblem for Biggio’s charity, "The Sunshine Kids" and he has worn it in spring training and batting practice ever since he first started the charity. Biggio has single handedly raised over $1.8 million through his golf tournaments for cancer awareness.
MLB doesn’t seem to care about players using steroids or managers breaking the law by getting DUIs, but they sure care about taking away hope from little children afflicted with cancer.
What a sad day it is. Just because Biggio doesn’t play for the Yankees, Red Sox, Mets or Cardinals. Just because Craig Biggio has never been a controversial player. Just because Craig Biggio is one the game’s last "good guys". This is how they reward him…of course, I’m sure, come the day in mid-June, when Biggio gets his 3,000th hit, Bud Selig and all the other hyprocrites of MLB will be at Minute Maid Park lined up with big fake grins on their faces waiting to have their picture taken with the newest member of the 3,000 club.
If there was any doubt that Bud Selig is a terrible, money grubbing commissioner, this is the final proof.
Added: I encourage you to call our esteemed commissioner and let him know how you feel about this outrageous slight to one of baseball’s last "good guys."