I do not get why people are so upset with the Spiderman advertising.
One poster (who shall remain nameless because I don't want to have my IP blocked
) wrote that we should send:
a clear message to the Rangers that the fans will not tolerate them messing with the game and nip this in the bud.
But advertising has a cherished place in baseball.
Check out this image from Ebbets Field:
If I am not mistaken many pre-MLB leagues had advertising on their uniforms. Purists look back on these days with nostalgia.
I can understand the outrage over the greed but we already knew that they were greedy and I never hear any outrage over the signing of a new TV contract or the licencing of MLB apparel - In fact I am willing to bet that 90% of the people on this site have paid a premium for MLB merchandise with our team's logo on it - what fan hasn't?
While I understand the outrage over the greed let's not get mad that they are "tampering with the game" because you should not be able to say that and keep a straight face at the same time.