People have been complaining for baseball to make changes to make the game more entertaining for people. Baseball can’t do anything right and the changes that they do make never make any sense. This time MLB is really going out on the stupid limb. MLB has decided to rename the Disabled List to now call it the Injured List.
Jeff Passan of ESPN had the details:
“The disabled list is going on the permanent DL.
Major League Baseball will rename the disabled list as the “injured list,” a source familiar with the plan told ESPN.
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.
The rules of the DL will remain the same, the source said. The list has gone through different incarnations since its institution in 1966 and today includes a 10-day version for short-term injuries and a 60-day version for more severe ailments.”
Another classic move by baseball that makes zero sense. DL is clearly the way to go. Hell, you can even go with something like the inactive list. Injured list? Just zero touch. Zero feel for the situation. NO ONE is going to call it the IL. You know why? Because that’s what the AAA league is called. The International League is the IL. Not the new stupid Injured List. This whole thing is idiotic.
The NBA uses the inactive list. The NHL and NFL have the injured reserve list. The NFL even has the physically unable to perform list. I just hate everything about the injured list. The good news is the rules will at least stay the same.