January 11, 2008

Mets Back In Santana Hunt

The Mets are making some noise regarding Johan Santana. The Red Sox and Yankees remain quiet, although Mr. Hankee is still running his mouth.

Santana says he would like his whereabouts for 2008 to be settled by the start of spring training. The Chokers are expressing an interest in Mike Cameron.

Brian McNamee met with federal prosecutors for about three hours Thursday, talking about the events that led to his phone call with Roger Clemens last week. McNamee spoke with Assistant US Attorney Matthew Parrella and IRS Special Agent Jeff Novitzky, both of whom were part of the BALCO prosecution team.

Jacobs Field in Cleveland will be renamed Progressive Field for the 2008 season. Despite the word "progressive", the Spiders (remember?) will continue using one of the most racist logos in professional sports.

14 comments:

redsock said...

Cameron signed with the Brewers.

Amy said...

I hate that these parks keep getting renamed. Just when I learn one name they adopt another. I mean, just what is the San Francisco park called now? I can only remember Pac-Bell.

Plus naming for an insurance company? How boring.... If they can rename the park, why not rename the team? I'd much rather see the TEAM named the Progressives than their current name.

Jere said...

Coming soon: Your car will be a mobile ad, as car companies will sell ad space on their models before they're even sold.

After that: Corporations will pay you to name their children (who are already walking billboards) after them.

Safeco Careerbuilderdotcom Smith, go to your room!

Anyone who takes the cash loses the right to make fun of stadium names.

G said...

MR. HANKEE! Brilliant.
Can you permantly link that to the song?

L-girl said...

I hate that these parks keep getting renamed.

Everyone does. Everyone with a brain, anyway.

9casey said...

Are the Indians that hard up for cash ....57 mil over 16 years....sad....

redsock said...

At least it's for 16 years and not 2 or 3. Unless this company goes under, like Enron/Astros.

Only $3.5 million per year? Must have been that or stay with Jacobs Field for $0.

Patrick said...

"After that: Corporations will pay you to name their children (who are already walking billboards) after them."

...Coco Crisp...Milton Bradley...

9casey said...

I wonder if that money goes to the the county , they own it....

L-girl said...

I wonder if that money goes to the the county , they own it....

I'd be shocked if that money went anywhere but into the owners' pocket.

Jere said...

"After that: Corporations will pay you to name their children (who are already walking billboards) after them."

...Coco Crisp...Milton Bradley..."

Aahh!

9casey said...

from the Plain Dealer:
Before fans make the leap that Progressive may have somehow secured Tribe ace and Cy Young winner C.C. Sabathia, sit back down in your seats. Revenue from the name feeds general operations, which is spent on anything from player salaries to ballpark improvements to developing young players, Dolan said


Imagine what they could get to rename Fenway, I bet it would pay for Johan...

L-girl said...

general operations

That's a nice generic term.

Imagine what they could get to rename Fenway, I bet it would pay for Johan...

Fortunately we trust Sox ownership to be smarter than that. They won't mess with one of their greatest assets.

Two WS in 4 years - they seem to be doing ok without the First Boston State Street Credit Suisse Stanley Morgan Ballpark at Fenway.

lovable liberal said...

Just say no to vanity labelling of arenas. It's a good old Boston tradition. It's not the Fleet Center (or whatever's next); it's the New Gahden. It's not the Tweeter Center (or whatever's next); it's Great Woods. It's not 93/95; it's 128. Hell, call it Filene's, not Macy's.

So, call Jacobs Field the Jake, and Pac-Bell (or whatever) can be New Candlestick. If enough people do this, the value of naming rights will go down, and clubs won't bother. Wouldn't that be a blast from the past!