Archive for: MLB

Sep 12th, 2011

DEAR BUD SELIG.

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner 245 Park Avenue, 31st Floor New York, NY 10167 Dear Commissioner Selig: Your actions at last night’s Mets-Cubs game at Citi Field on 9/11/11 were reprehensible. Not allowing the Mets players to wear the NYPD and other First Responder hats – at a meaningless game you co-opted as a platform to grandstand MLB’s relevancy – was inexcusable. Learning that you not only denied the Mets’ official request to wear the hats, but that a MLB representative went the extra yard to confiscate them from the team at the conclusion of the pre-game ceremonies, so that no one could defy your order and do the right thing and wear them anyway, makes me ashamed to be a fan of Major League Baseball.… [more]

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Apr 28th, 2011

WE DON’T EVEN HAVE A DH.

Let me present the latest branded offering from Major League Baseball and Victoria’s Secret: There are other offerings, like “Meet Me In The Dugout,” “Caught Looking,” and “I’m A Great Catch,” the latter slogan cleverly and strategically located! Seriously? No, seriously? “mostly i’m mad they make them for teams that don’t even use a DH. they should have “the pitcher can kiss for himself” panties.” from @cryingbaseball “they had the option to make things that weren’t offensive and they didn’t take them.” from @1863_project “I think the feminist movement just got set back 20 years with that.” from @katiestars “Why can’t they just do team logos?… [more]

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Mar 30th, 2011

MLB ALIENATES 45% OF THE FAN BASE ONCE AGAIN WITH THE “MLB FAN CAVE”.

So apparently, there was some kind of contest somewhere, and the result was that two dudely dudes won and are going to be spending the season sitting in the old Tower Records (RIP) location on 4th and Broadway, watching baseball games and offering sparkling commentary and hosting special guests, in something called “The MLB Fan Cave“. Okay, whatever. It’s a dumb quasi reality show kind of concept, and MLB is trying for some kind of relevance in that space (I guess). This would be a dumb marketing stunt that would have been easy to ignore, if it were not for this: Right.… [more]

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Mar 15th, 2011

IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER EPISODE OF “REALLY??” WITH METSGRRL.

Before we all go jump on the Mets, this is clearly the brainchild of someone at MLB, because other fans have gotten similar emails – Indians fans being encouraged to go to Detroit, Mets fans in Florida being encouraged to go to Mets/Marlins, in Chicago for Mets/Cubs, and a NC fan getting a note to go to Atlanta or Cincinnati. In this case, however, someone forgot the asterisk: “…and get your car keyed.” “…and watch the Phanatic go through those old tired routines of smashing the helmet of the opposing team.” “…and spend three hours waiting on line for a cheesesteak.” Sure, MLB, in this economy, the way to fill the ballpark isn’t discounts and reductions of service charges, it’s encouraging fans to TRAVEL!… [more]