Clothes and The Code

You may have read about the controversy over Major League Baseball’s new uniforms.  If you’ve missed it, the controversy is about the material – apparently, it is so thin that you can see through it, so that what you see is whatever the player is wearing under the uniform.  Since the uniforms will be worn by all players, the players have no choice but to wear them.  What does the Code have to say about this?  While the Code does not address “uniforms,” it does offer some words that would apply to us when we are wearing the clothes we choose to wear every day.   Many teams have a “dress code” when they travel.  What do you think of that?  The Code begins with a preamble, “Because I am a role model…”  Most of us might not think of ourselves as role models (or want to be role models), but whether it is the clothes we wear, the things we say, or the things we do – people see us, and make judgements about us, — even about a five year old with a temper tantrum in the grocery store!  So, the question is: what sort of role model do you want to be?  Do you care how you come across to others?  How do you handle yourself on the field, off the field, and in every situation?  Is there any way you might want to improve?

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