Brewers Single A Team drops use of term "BP" in deference to oil spill-MiLB, political correctness gone mad
- The Manatees are the Milwaukee Brewers' single A team and now say "hitting rehearsal" instead of "batting practice" or "BP." (Apparently not a joke).
- "As an organization we feel that changing the term 'batting practice' and 'BP' to 'hitting rehearsal' shows that we are deeply concerned and hurt by the disaster on the Gulf Coast," Manatees General Manager Kyle Smith said.
"We hope to send a message to the community that we are definitely worried with the pollution that is in the waters off the Gulf Coast and its potential impact on the beaches here in Brevard County."
- The BP oil spill is now the largest offshore spill in United States history, surpassing the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989. Approximately 12,000 to 19,000 gallons of oil a day are being spilled into the Gulf of Mexico."
from MinorLeagueBaseball.com, Frank Longobardo, Brevard County Manatees, via RedState.com
- This is another example of the brilliance of political correctness. If they really wanted to help, they could advocate building 100 miles of sand berns Louisiana's governor requested weeks ago before dead animals starting washing on shore (requests that were ignored by the federal government with which MLB is so dazzled). ed.