Cue the outrage and apology parade for the latest crime against humanity, this time when during a lull in the action at a Braves versus Marlins game, a stadium rock anthem emanated from the PA speakers.
It was thought to be “insensitive” when “Rock You Like a Hurricane” played while Irma was pounding Florida.
Yes, the Marlins are from Miami, but are Floridians really that fragile?
Going by the flawed logic driving the complaint process, two things should happen according to the perpetually-offended PC Sensitivity Police.
First, perhaps we need to audit the entire stadium anthem playlist to ensure any references to climatic conditions are expunged in case of future natural disasters and second, we’ll also need to expunge climatic nicknames from sports teams.
That will be quite a list but while we’re at it, who's going to tell the Athletics Department at the University of Miami that the Hurricanes name has gotta go?
Floridians who have actually experienced a natural disaster likely subscribe to the sticks-and-stones philosophy of coping which means names, even politically-incorrect ones, will never hurt them.