Wednesday, September 26, 2007
F*CK MARC ECKO
"Ya album garbage, i bought ya shit man/I listened to it, now its in the trash can."--Young Jeezy
Yeah, I know Marc Ecko ain't a rapper who drops albums, but fugg it, he became a millionaire off of Hip Hop's back, so that quote is still applicable to him. He also made millions of the backs of Black folk, which is probably one of the reasons why I find his latest display of "democracy" so despicable.
Of course, the great thing about living in this country is that we can all express our opinions, sometimes. But sometimes people do too much. Its one thing to show up to Giants game rocking t-shirts with asterisk but its another to throw syringes on the field. Just like its one thing to boo Barry Bonds, but its another to buy a historic piece of memorabilia, only to "democracize" the ball and brand it with an asterisk before giving it to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Just like how the New England Patriots are truly America's Team, baseball is truly America's Favorite Pastime.
Baseball takes no responsibility of the messes they make and they love to make Black faces the monster. For instance, when someone like Curt Schilling or David Wells makes a comment, they are simply called "opinionated" or "outspoken." But if Barry Bonds or Gary Sheffield says something, they are labeled "controversial," "selfish" or some other fancy word for asshole.
Another American pastime is shitting on the accomplishments of Black folks. Barry ain't the first brotha to get thrown under the bus by the MLB. Hell, they was treating their now beloved Hank Aaron like a second-rate citizen for the last 3 decades. Am I the only one who found it both convenient and ironic that the MLB all of sudden embraced Hank Aaron, right when they saw that the "controverisal" Bonds was about to break the homerun record?
But, by far, America's Favorite pastime is altering history. Whether its lying about Christoper Columbus in elementary school books or banning photographers from taking pictures of Iraq War troop coffins when they come home, its the American thing to do. So now we have Marc Ecko about to brand perhaps the most important piece of baseball history, based off the opinions of himself and a few others who bothered to his website and vote.
Why didn't or isn't the MLB stepping in to say anything about this? Do you think they would allow someone to purchase a Babe Ruth jersey and write "ALCOHOLIC BIGOT!" and just give it to the Hall of Fame. Do think they would allow someone to purchase a Ty Cobb hat and scribble "RACIST" and give it to the Hall of Fame? Would they even let it get to that point? Why isn't there an asterisk on Mark McGuire's 70th Home Run bat?
Its bullshit man. Who does this dude Ecko think he is. The media loves to call Barry arrogant, but Ecko's behavior trumps that on all counts. That's why I'm throwing away every Marc Ecko piece of clothing I own. I stopped rocking Ecko years ago, but I still used those flip flops in the picture as houseshoes. Ironically, just today I was about to go to Plato's Closet and give them a bunch of clothes, some of which happen to be some Ecko designs. Fugg that, they are going in the trash now too.