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Baseball's Media Dress Code About Control

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Two points before we get around to the latest foolishness from major league baseball and its ever-compliant kept press.

First, I am probably the only one in this conversation who's worked for GQ. I wrote there for seven happy years. I spent two weeks in Qatar for that place, and that was long before we and the Al-Thanis — who always dress "professionally," as befits most hereditary despots — turned it into an aircraft carrier with luxury hotels. So I'm not going to take any lip from the rest of you.

Second, I spent my entire pre-college academic career living under one dress code or another. They were promulgated and strictly enforced, in order, by the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Xaverian Brothers. The sisters...

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