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Since: 23.5.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.59
Is there no dignity left anywhere. Plastering the ads on the wall behind home plate was one thing...but this is too much for me.

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.33
I would share your outrage but I am just too tired. I believe it was Coolidge who said the business of America is business. I find all of this distracting and prostituting the game but they want to make every buck they can. This is why as I get older, I just don't seem to have as much energy or passion for college and pro sports.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
Because nothing anymore is sacred...



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Since: 22.3.02
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.39
I'll love it just because it's Spider-Man. Otherwise i think i would hate it. No I don't think, I know I'd hate it.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.10
This is downright sad. I guess if there's a silver lining to this black cloud it's that it will only be for three days...but then again, how long will it be now before ads are there season-round?

At least it's better than having logos on the uniforms.



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I'm just wondering if it's going to work. There's going to be such a huge media blitz for the movie, everybody is going to know that it's coming to theatres. Plus, the bases are going to get dirty and obscured. How many shots of the top of a base to you see every baseball game? Unless ESPN (and other media outlets) has some sort of agreement to zoom in on the bases (and I wouldn't be surprised), what's the maximum exposure the bases and rubber are going to get?



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41
    Originally posted by Roy.
    I'm just wondering if it's going to work. There's going to be such a huge media blitz for the movie, everybody is going to know that it's coming to theatres. Plus, the bases are going to get dirty and obscured. How many shots of the top of a base to you see every baseball game? Unless ESPN (and other media outlets) has some sort of agreement to zoom in on the bases (and I wouldn't be surprised), what's the maximum exposure the bases and rubber are going to get?


My thoughts exactly. Unless its going to be distraction during the game, who is going to notice a red blotch in the middle of second base?




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Gambling, in the context of baseball, is a capital offense and Rose has richly earned-- hell, he agreed to-- his death sentence. Let him hang.

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.15
I think the plan is to get people to talk about Spiderman by getting them to talk about the plans to put the logo on the basis.
Even if they pull out before doing it, it will have generated plenty of publicity.
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From Rotojunkies (See sig):

    Originally posted by Mr. Squidward

    Selling advertising on the pitcher's rubber?

    I thought (Rafael) Palmeiro had this market cornered already...







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In the context of baseball, the use of drugs hurts only the player. In the context of baseball, the use of alcohol hurts only the player. In the context of baseball, womanizing hurts whom? Maybe the wife of the player? In the context of baseball, felonies are crimes against society, not against baseball. In the context of baseball, gambling is the only crime against baseball.

Gambling, in the context of baseball, is a capital offense and Rose has richly earned-- hell, he agreed to-- his death sentence. Let him hang.

Bob Kohm, co-owner of Rotojunkies.com (rotojunkies.com) , and a large market kind of guy.
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Since: 6.12.03
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Whats next advertisements on the field? Soon it will look like a European hockey rink!
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Since: 2.1.02
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by Whitebacon
    From Rotojunkies (See sig):

      Originally posted by Mr. Squidward

      Selling advertising on the pitcher's rubber?

      I thought (Rafael) Palmeiro had this market cornered already...





What's next?

"David Akers has a chip shot through the Viagra Uprights!"

Halftimes, pre-games, post-game shows all have sponsers, why not the actual playing field.

If anyone has seen the rugby and soccer matches on foxsportsnet, they digitally add adverts ON THE FIELD. I bet we're headed there next.




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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.45
Hell...every single pitching change is sponsored.




(Not Bob Kohm)


In the context of baseball, the use of drugs hurts only the player. In the context of baseball, the use of alcohol hurts only the player. In the context of baseball, womanizing hurts whom? Maybe the wife of the player? In the context of baseball, felonies are crimes against society, not against baseball. In the context of baseball, gambling is the only crime against baseball.

Gambling, in the context of baseball, is a capital offense and Rose has richly earned-- hell, he agreed to-- his death sentence. Let him hang.

Bob Kohm, co-owner of Rotojunkies.com (rotojunkies.com) , and a large market kind of guy.
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    Originally posted by anibanging
    I think the plan is to get people to talk about Spiderman by getting them to talk about the plans to put the logo on the basis.
    Even if they pull out before doing it, it will have generated plenty of publicity.


That's exactly it right there.

Apparently the ads are going to be small, and there won't be one on home plate...in other words, they might appear as coloured spots on the bag, hardly big enough to identify. Unless, of course, the fact that Spider Man ads have been a topic of conversation for a month, in which case targetting the release weekend will make for a roundabout reminder of when the movie is finally out.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.87
    Originally posted by Whitebacon
      Originally posted by Roy.
      I'm just wondering if it's going to work. There's going to be such a huge media blitz for the movie, everybody is going to know that it's coming to theatres. Plus, the bases are going to get dirty and obscured. How many shots of the top of a base to you see every baseball game? Unless ESPN (and other media outlets) has some sort of agreement to zoom in on the bases (and I wouldn't be surprised), what's the maximum exposure the bases and rubber are going to get?


    My thoughts exactly. Unless its going to be distraction during the game, who is going to notice a red blotch in the middle of second base?


The key here is "during the game," since according to most articles, including ESPN's, the bases with ads won't be on the field during the games. Just before. Only the on-deck circles will have the ads, and how is this any different from the cavalcade of advertisments that is the ice of an NHL hockey arena?

Before someone bemoans the tradition of baseball and the intrusion of ads, look at a major league stadium from before 1950. The Green Monster was once covered by ads. Now it's, well, green. Out-of-town scoreboards sit along outfield walls where cigarette ads used to sit.

Sometimes the "good old days" weren't so good.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.83
Petey..you took the words out of my mouth...err swiped 'em from my keyboard...whatever. I agree with ya.

I remember seeing "Eight Men Out" in the late 80's, and I was astonished by all the ads in the outfield. Aside from the big TORO ad at Wrigley Field, I don't recall any big stadium ads in the late 80's. Writers would wax poetic about how it was such a "throwback" to have outfield ads. Or the typical SI hack would pen a column about touring the minor league stadium of the San Bernarndino Sheep Frickers, commenting on how the outfield wall with its jumbled yellow page-ish ads was a nice touch of "American". In both cases, the writers bitched when the ads popped up in MLB stadiums five years later.



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Since: 11.7.02
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.29
I've never understood the problem with ads on the outfield walls. They have been there since time immemorium. Hell, even stadium names for corporate purposesaren't that new(hello Wrigley Field). But the bases are still a touch too far, game used or not.



Farley and Belushi are taken away in their prime yet Moore's heart continues to pump bacon grease in and out. God has a brutal sense of humor sometimes.- Barbwire Mike
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Since: 23.5.02
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.59
The way I understood it...the Spidey bases and on-deck circle would stay during the games, though the pitching rubber and home plate would not.



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Since: 25.1.02
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.87
    Originally posted by The Amazing Salami
    The way I understood it...the Spidey bases and on-deck circle would stay during the games, though the pitching rubber and home plate would not.


This is correct. I misread ESPN before, although I still don't understand the ridiculous outcry, especially since there will be no logo on home plate (the sole place in the park that I would consider somewhat sacred...but even then it wouldn't be THAT big of a deal.)

As far as Wrigley and stadium names go, I can understand the complaints there a bit. At least in Wrigley's day, it was that the company (Wrigley) owned the team and the park, rather than taking bids from other companies for naming rights. Not that I join the chorus of complaints, but it's understandable.

Of course, as an Cardinals fan/Astro-hater, the facility in Houston will FOREVER be Enron Field. :)

(edited by PeterStork on 6.5.04 1458)

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Since: 23.5.02
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.59
    Originally posted by PeterStork
      Originally posted by The Amazing Salami
      The way I understood it...the Spidey bases and on-deck circle would stay during the games, though the pitching rubber and home plate would not.


    This is correct. I misread ESPN before, although I still don't understand the ridiculous outcry, especially since there will be no logo on home plate (the sole place in the park that I would consider somewhat sacred...but even then it wouldn't be THAT big of a deal.)


I think it's the slippery slope that makes fans worry. I, for one, don't want to see baseball turn into NASCAR with uniforms covered in corporate logos.



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Since: 9.1.02
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#20 Posted on
Yay! The Spidey bases have been called off. Too many people complained to MLB and they cancelled the promotion.



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