ESPN reported on Thursday that the MLB will change the “disabled list” name to the “injured list”.
Jeff Pfeifer of the MLB:
“The principal concern is that using the term ‘disabled’ for players who are injured supports the misconception that people with disabilities are injured and therefore are not able to participate or compete in sports. As a result, Major League Baseball has agreed to change the name ‘Disabled List’ to be the ‘Injured List’ at both the major and minor league levels.”
Supposedly advocacy groups of people with disabilities think the DL was an offensive name, and at first, I thought this was just another example of outrage culture.
It kind’ve is, but at the end of the day, it’s not worth getting outraged over the name change either if you’re anti-SJW like myself.
I can actually see how someone in a wheelchair for example could take that personally.
For example, let’s say Mike Trout goes down with a sprained finger.
Mike Trout wouldn’t be disabled. He’d be injured.
In 2019, I think this is one of the few outrages that in some ways makes sense.
Agree? Disagree? Would love to hear your two cents.