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Brandon McCarthy Rips MLB's Exploitation of Fallen Soldiers for Hat Sales

Tell it like it is, Brandon.
May 29, 2017, 5:32pm

MLB is some shameless, money-grubbing shit, huh? Hell, even "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" has an ad for CrackerJacks in it. So would you be surprised if I were to tell you that MLB put up an ad for its douchey camo hats on Memorial Day, invoking the honor of dead soldiers? Yeah, it happened.

Just take a look at the barrage of teams willing to exploit military deaths for hat sales:

(The list goes on and on and on and on…)

Well, not everyone was feeling it. A lot of fans understandably called bullshit—this is the rite of random Twitter users. But when an actual MLB player steps in to trash what is essentially his employer, you know MLB fucked up.

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Here's what LA Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy had to say about MLB's disgusting money grab:

The sarcasm is strong with this one. Stay woke, Brandon. Stay woke.

UPDATE

Apparently, MLB said prior to the tweet blast that they're donating the royalties of their Memorial Day line to MLB Charities—one of fifteen of their programs aids veterans. Charity financial entanglements aside, it seems like some money might eventually make its way to veterans. Which might have been a nice thing to include anywhere remotely close to the links to the products.