Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa threw out the first pitch on Wednesday night at PNC Ball Park before the Pittsburgh Pirates game. Wiz sported a white T-shirt with the words “Legalize it” written across the chest. Wiz then made a gesture symbolizing taking a tote from what his t-shirt wanted legalized. Nothing wrong with a little weed. But at least one person in the MLB’s offices took exception to Wiz’s tee-shirt, and the gesture offering up a little tree. The MLB released an official statement afterward:
“Marijuana is a probated substance in all of our drug programs. It’s unfortunate this situation occurred. The Pirates has informed us that this should not have happened.”
Maybe Wiz should offer some of the uptight suits over at the MLB’s offices a tote of that good tree. It seems like they could use it, considering something as small as this was something that they felt the need to release an official statement about. Chill out MLB. There are bigger issues going on in the world right now. And much bigger issues that are “official statement” worthy than a “Legalize It” T-shirt and a hand gesture. Lighten up a little.