Major League Baseball will rename the disabled list as the “injured list,” the league confirmed Thursday after ESPN broke the news.
The league will make the change out of concern that the term “disabled” for injured players falsely conflates disabilities with injuries and an inability to participate in sports. Deputy commissioner Dan Halem said the change was made at the suggestion of advocacy groups for the disabled, including the Link 20 Network. (ESPN)
Thank you, Major League Baseball, for making ME look like the asshole out here in these streets. You changed the disabled list to the injured list in the middle of the night and didn’t think to let me know?
Now, I’m out here like a neanderthal using antiquated language and accidentally saying slurs when all I want to do is complain about how many Yankees are injured.
But yea, it makes all the sense in the world that we changed the name to the injured list. There is something incredibly dramatic and insensitive to label a player ‘disabled’ because his hamstring is sore for 15 days.
Shout out to Major League Baseball for being progressive for the first time ever. We still treat Spanish players who celebrate their success like outcasts and use the word ‘classless’ to dogwhistle what we really mean but yes, this is SOMETHING. We’ll take it.
Injured list. Inured list. Got it. Look at that. I was told that I can no longer say Disabled List and I said ‘ok’ instead of saying ‘I’VE BEEN SAYING THIS ALL MY LIFE WHY CAN’T I SAY THIS ANYMORE. I WANT TO CALL RETARDED PEOPLE RETARDS. THAT’S HOW I GREW UP AND I REFUSE TO ACCOMODATE OTHERS BECAUSE I’M A SELFISH PIECE OF SHIT’.
Injured List. Done. Say no more.