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Dodger Stadium security made a woman leave because of a drawing of a uterus on her shirt


KCAL in Los Angeles reports that a Dodgers fan was asked to leave the Dodgers-Padres game last Friday because she had a drawing of a uterus on her shirt.

The shirt, which you can see in the linked article, had a medical diagram-style illustration of a woman’s reproductive system and the words “No Country for Old Men” written on it. The woman wearing it — a 34-year-old law student named Haley Pollock — was told it was “indecent.”

“My reaction was, ‘What could possibly be offensive about a uterus?’” says Pollock, a 34-year-old law student and women’s rights activist. “There’s nothing offensive about my shirt. My shirt is an image, a line drawing of a uterus.”

Meanwhile, people wearing shirts that said “She wants the D” — an obvious double entendre, with “D” being the script D in the Dodgers logo — were not asked to cover up their shirts or leave. Weird, eh?

The Dodgers’ statement:

“There is no dress code but under our Fan Code of Conduct, we have several provisions about indecent clothing. We’re not going to comment on this specific incident, but we are in contact with Ms. Pollock and are reviewing it internally.”

It’s unclear from the article if a fan complained about it or if Dodgers security took it upon themselves to police this woman’s shirt. It is also unclear whether the animus against the shirt is based on its political message — obviously a pro-choice sentiment — or if it’s one of those situations where our culture’s often infantile approach to reproduction and women’s bodies made people believe there was something sexually prurient about a sketch of a uterus. Not that there’s a stark difference there, inasmuch as said infantile views of women’s bodies informs a lot of people’s political feelings, but I suppose that’s a topic for another website.

Either way: this is a horrible look for the Dodgers. Who, I do not suspect, will go after the “she wants the D” shirts or, for that matter, shirts that have, say, skeletons or, perhaps, digestive systems on them.

Yankees place Aaron Judge (strained calf) on IL

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NEW YORK — Yankees star Aaron Judge was placed on the injured list with a right calf strain before Friday night’s game against Boston and manager Aaron Boone is optimistic the outfielder will not miss significant time.

The move was retroactive to Wednesday and Boone described the strain as mild after an MRI revealed the injury. To replace Judge on the roster, Thairo Estrada was recalled from the Yankees’ alternate site in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Judge began Friday leading the majors with nine homers and tied with Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon for the major league lead with 20 RBIs.

“It’s something that I think he really wants to try and work through here and kind of wants to be out here and feels like it’s a day-to-day thing which it may very well be, but I just think obviously it goes without saying how important a player Aaron is to us,” Boone said.

Boone had said last weekend’s series on the artificial turf in Tampa Bay took its toll on the 6-foot-7 outfielder.

Judge joined Giancarlo Stanton as the second Yankees slugger to land on the injured list this. Stanton was placed on the IL with a strained hamstring after getting hurt in the second game of last Saturday’s doubleheader.

“We’ve lost two MVP-caliber players,” Boone said. “Obviously that is a blow, especially two guys that playing well as they are right now.”

Judge was pulled for a pinch hitter during Tuesday night’s win over Atlanta and didn’t play Wednesday. The Yankees were off Thursday.

The 28-year-old All-Star missed time during July’s training camp because of a stiff neck.

The 2017 AL Rookie of the Year hit 27 homers in each of the last two seasons, both of them interrupted by injuries. His right wrist was broken when he was hit by a pitch in 2018 and he went on the injured list for two months last year with a left oblique strain.

Judge was diagnosed with a broken rib in March and would not have been ready for the season opener if the season began as scheduled on March 26.