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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.

Brewers have 3 positive COVID tests at alternate site

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MILWAUKEE — The Brewers had two players and a staff member test positive for the coronavirus at their alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee president of baseball operations David Stearns confirmed the positive results Saturday and said they shouldn’t impact the major league team. Teams are using alternate training sites this season to keep reserve players sharp because the minor league season was canceled due to the pandemic.

Stearns said the positive tests came Monday and did not name the two players or the staff member. Players must give their permission for their names to be revealed after positive tests.

The entire camp was placed in quarantine.

“We have gone through contact tracing,” Stearns said. “We do not believe it will have any impact at all on our major league team. We’ve been fortunate to get through this season relatively unscathed in this area. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get all the way there at our alternate site.”

Milwaukee entered Saturday one game behind the Reds and Cardinals for second place in the NL Central, with the top two teams qualifying for the postseason.

The Brewers still will be able to take taxi squad players with them on the team’s trip to Cincinnati and St. Louis in the final week of the season. He said those players have had repeated negative tests and the team is “confident” there would be no possible spread of the virus.

“Because of the nature of who these individuals were, it’s really not going to affect the quarantine group at all,” Stearns said. “We’re very fortunate that the group of players who could potentially be on a postseason roster for us aren’t interacting all that much with the individuals that tested positive.”