This is just absurd.
[i]Sitting in non-playing anonymity, Christiansen thought he might still serve some good purpose. He would write two letters and two numbers on the back of his cap – “DK 57” – and make it seem like his dear friend, the late Cardinals’ pitcher Darryl Kile, was there with him.
For this, baseball’s executives threatened to revoke Christiansen’s rights to wear that uniform and sit in that dugout. In one of those mindless, maddening executive moments that baseball can seemingly summon at will and produce in infinite numbers, commissioner Bud Selig’s top two hatchetmen, Sandy Alderson and Bob Watson, confronted Christiansen while the World Series was still in Anaheim and told him his tribute to Kile violated a baseball rule that mandates that all uniforms must look the same.[/i]