Major League Baseball (MLB) may finally be taking action against the “woke” ideology. According to the Washington Stand, MLB has been quietly ordering teams to ditch their Pride uniforms entirely in an effort to avoid the type of collapse suffered by Anheuser-Busch and Target when they pushed promotions for transgender clothing and other LGBT ideology even for children.
Anheuser-Busch’s move to promote its Bud Light beer to cowboys, truck drivers, suburbanites, NASCAR fans and more resulted in a staggering $27 billion loss in corporate value.
Similarly, Target lost some $15 billion in value after facing pushback from American consumers against its own “woke” ideology. Now it appears that MLB is determined not to follow suit.
The Tampa Bay Times reported that there are no rainbow-themed caps or uniform patches for players this season as part of what was described as a “blanket ban” adopted at an owner’s meeting in February.
Evidently, New York teams such as the Rangers and Islanders had already rejected the mandate prior to this ban being put into place, which suggests that baseball owners had taken note of what happened with Anheuser-Busch and Target before instituting this policy change across the board.
This decision signals that the tables have indeed turned on any attempts at promoting specific causes – such as Mother’s Day or honoring Jackie Robinson – through team uniforms rather than league initiatives.
It reflects an understandable desire on behalf of MLB owners not to subject their league or individual teams to potential losses similar to those incurred by two formerly popular companies who ventured too far down the path of embracing certain “woke” ideals which many Americans reject outright.
Major League Baseball’s decision not to hike up their proverbial skirts – so to speak – but instead remain focused on ensuring there is no repeat performance of recent events involving Anheuser-Busch and Target.
Both companies paid dearly for flirting with dangerous territory when it comes to social justice issues these days. It was wise for MLB owners not risk suffering similar consequences just because certain elements within society were demanding they do so.