Re: Selig sells out to Spider-Man
I'm not so sure this is an all out bad plan. Eventually all sports will have something of the sort implemented. I can understand it being bad from a baseball purists standpoint, but at the same time steroids have done and are more to damage the sport than about any advertisement would.
In a way I see this as a possible good thing for the so-called "small" market or minded teams. If eventually some sort of advertising like this becomes the norm. It would certainly generate lots of additional money. If a NASCAR team can get a sponsor to pay $15 million for a 36 race schedule what would a bud light logo be worth over the course of a 162 game schedule? That would give these owners some additional money that they don't have that they claim to need to compete so they can have a payroll and not "lose" money. On the same token a sponsorship with the Yankees would be more valuable than a sponsorship with the Reds so it would undoubtly push players salaries up some, but the way I see it now, the Yankees would spend $300 million right now if that's what it took.
Just my opinion but this could be a good thing in regards to the overall competitiveness of baseball and possibly bring a lot of teams up to where they can "afford" to spend more money.
Just a thought.
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