Re: Selig sells out to Spider-Man
This thread has prompted two thoughts from me. One being that the Yankees are basically saying "if it doesn't benefit us financially, we won't do it". How is putting ads on the bases during batting practice and "only one game" any different from putting the ads on the bases all season long? Sure, one might produce more ad exposure than the other, but the negative impact this is going to have in the long run is still there. If Steinbrenner truely felt that this was going aginst the scaredness of baseball, he would have declined altogether. Therefore, I think he has sold out to this just like Selig has.
The other thought I have is that I haven't seen any real protesting or boycotting displayed by fans in this thread. There are some "I'd like to flip off that sign of Selig" comments and a bunch of cowardly jokes made of the idea of putting ads on the bases, but no one is really standing up and saying "if this happens, I am done following the game at the Major League Baseball level".
The only way this isn't going to happen is for fans to stand up and boycott it. If you truely believe this kind of stuff shouldn't be happening in baseball, then don't go to or watch the games on television. Don't buy any MLB merchandise. Otherwise, you're just part of the problem, and can stick a lapel on your shirt saying "I sold out with Selig and I still have my baseball".
Last edited by tremere; 05-06-2004 at 10:18 AM.