May 07, 2004

Baseball fans 3, Spider-Man 2

Major League Baseball & Sony Pictures have backed off of the previously announce plans to place logos for Spider-Man 2 on bases, pitchers' rubbers and on-deck circles for all games played the weekend of June 11.

Sounds like saner heads prevailed.

The plan started to fall apart when the Yankees (Yeah, I hate 'em, but they are the paragon of traditionality) announced that the special bases would only be used during batting practice.

Add to that, the uproar from baseball purists, including former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent, and the plan was kaput.

I understand marketing, having studied it enough in my years, but some things are better left alone.

Posted by mhking at May 7, 2004 07:20 AM

Nice new look for the blog, Michael!

Posted by: Fausta at May 7, 2004 09:21 AM

Nice, clean design. I LIKE it!

Posted by: Sissy Willis at May 7, 2004 09:40 AM

It looks nice around here.

Posted by: Donnah at May 7, 2004 11:51 AM

I am not sure how you could see that logo on the bases anyway, too small, either on TV or from the stands. They should just do an electronic thingy on TV.

Posted by: guy at May 7, 2004 02:48 PM

Baseball fans: "How DARE you get money in any way other that screwing US over!"

Posted by: Dave Munger at May 7, 2004 06:27 PM

I remember your blog from before, but lost the link......thanks to the vodkalanche, I find it again.

Great site Mr. King!

Keep it up!

Yet another added to me blogroll......

Posted by: Tman at May 7, 2004 07:01 PM

I'm thankful the plan went kaput too,but I think it was Sony who came to their senses first. Having their movie attatched to this mess wasn't nearly worth the benefit.

Posted by: frinklin at May 8, 2004 02:39 AM

I'm a Mets fan but I gotta respect the Yankees. A few years ago MLB had a "Turn the clock ahead Day" where all the teams wore "futuristic" uniforms (the Mets were "The Mercury Mets" for a day).
Only the Yankees refused to participate; that day they wore the same ol' uniform they'd been wearing for 100 years and will be wearing in the "future".

Welcome to Munuvia, btw! This is my first visit and I love yer posts!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at May 8, 2004 02:20 PM

I remember those! For the most part, they were pretty hideous.

I may have to dig some photos up one of these days.

And thanks for the welcome! I'm settling in fairly nicely!

Posted by: mhking at May 8, 2004 02:30 PM
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