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MLB “in da hood”

Check this out. Apparently Major League Baseball and New Era caps have been selling caps in Harlem stores that contain gang signs. Now I wouldn’t know this, and I’m sure most of the Wall Street folks who make up marketing don’t know what a gang sign is, either, but it strikes me as odd that they didn’t know this ahead of time. Here’s a quote from the article:

“Major League Baseball … is very concerned about the issue,” said Silvia Alvarez, the league’s director of multicultural and charitable communications, in a statement.

They obviously weren’t concerned enough to research the problem before these things went on sale, were they? :)