Today the MLB became the first major league sport to announce a media "dress code" for games.
The dress code disallows short skirts, muscle shirts, anything with a team logo, flip flops, anything exposing undergarments, tank tops, ripped jeans, strappless shirts, and clothing exposing "bare midriffs", among other things.
The code, while people claim comes after no particular incident, follows one that took place last year in the NFL when a Mexican TV reporter drew unwanted attention from her outfit at a New York Jets' training camp. The committee that participated in forming the code included both Latino media members and women.
''We just thought it was time to get a little organized, to put it in place before there was an incident,'' said committee member Phyllis Merhige, an MLB senior vice president. ''There's no one who expects reporters to wear a suit and tie,'' she said. ''But with the advent of different media, there are now individuals who are not part of a bigger organization that may have a dress code.''
So, what do you think? Does the MLB have the right to enforce a dress code for the media?