The Huffington Post was huffing and puffing (sorry) yesterday over the already publicized instances of street vendors outside Wrigley Field peddling t-shirts with slogans ranging from crude to stupid.
Though The Huff Po and Bleacher Nation both cite the “Ozzie Mows Wrigley Field” tee spotted by CSTB’s Rob Warmowski last summer (btw, happy birthday, Rob!), the above shirt demonstrates that ugly stereotypes are hardly limited to crosstown rivals and NL Central opponents. Such fashion statements are considered free speech — certainly on the part of those selling ‘em if not those purchasing — and isn’t that what our right to unfettered expression is all about? The ability to display the dopiest slurs and sentiments right outside of Big Z’s workplace?