Dodger fans shouldn’t be frightened – the Dodgers will no doubt be using the injured list as liberally as they have in the past few years. MLB has just decided to make a terminology change.
Disabled List Name Change
Jeff Passan reported today that MLB will no longer be using the term “disabled list”. The distinction given from now on is the “injured list.”
Say goodbye to the disabled list.
Major League Baseball is renaming its designation for hurt players the "Injured List" and getting rid of the DL, a fixture in the game since 1966, a source familiar with the plan tells ESPN.
News at ESPN: https://t.co/6HytAl2eS5
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 7, 2019
Why The Change?
The league will be making the change out of concern that the expression “disabled” falsely compares disabilities with injuries. Mixing, or making similar the terms ‘disabled’ and ‘injury’ could infer an inability to participate in sports. Our current society has recently attempted at reversing the negative impact of ableist discrimination.
What Are Your Thoughts?
Were you happy to see baseball make such a change? Was it something you had previously given thoughts to? Let us know your feelings in the comments section as always!
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