To honor the brave soldiers who took out Bin Laden at his hideout Mansion in Pakistan, the San Diego Padres will wear their special camouflage uniforms.
Last year I wrote a blog post where I trashed the uniforms. I took great pains at the beginning of the article to make it clear that I understood they were honoring the military and that I knew the Padres do a lot for the many locals who are in the armed forces. I just thought the uniforms were ugly.
I still do.
But despite my preamble, I still got people writing to me saying “Don’t you understand that they are honoring the military?”
Yes. Yes I do.
I was considering taking down that post, but nope. It is up there.
I did go back and write a new disclaimer in bold and italics. I know it will be ignored.
If I take flak, I can handle it. I am not trying to pull a John Steigerwald and be the angry counter arguer.
I just think the uniforms are ugly.
But I am glad Bin Laden is gone. And the brave soldiers who took them out deserve our praise.