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Postby Arlo » Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:38 am

Mookie, wrveres, and a controversial topic (with special appearances by Bud Selig, Bill Veeck, and a cameo by Ralph Nader). You just know this one will be fun reading! ;-D

Should the major leagues attempt to attract new fans through Spiderman-esque promotions? Or is tradition sacred? Sound off on one of this season's most heated debates!
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Postby Madison » Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:16 am

Great read! ;-D

I agree that the Spidey ads have absolutely no place on the bases and was very happy to see the public outcry when it was announced. I was even happier when they actually said it wouldn't be done. Good move by MLB in my opinion. ;-D

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I like those. Very funny, but true all at the same time. :-)
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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:07 am

Bill,

I didn't think that you had a sense of humour before reading this article:

“Enron,” I mean “Minute maid,” errr, check that - Houston, we have a problem. Apparently, Bud has given this lady decorating privileges on the playing field. I know Martha Stewart is busy and all, but how long before Juan Pierre goes head first into a Tampax ad because we need to attract more women? Depends undergarments to bring seniors? Where do we draw the line? What could possibly be next?



LMAO

I mean it’s wonderful that you would remind me to check Mom for breast cancer before I fall asleep and all. That’s fine and dandy, but I’m not sure I want to think about some guy shoving his fingers in me on Father’s Day, of all days.


These are pictures that I just do not want in my head thank you.

As for the arguments - I really do not think that this is about money (for me at least, I do not speak for Bud). Bud stumbled onto a good idea in true Inspector Clouseau fashion. I dub him the Clouseau Commissioner.

Baseball has suddenly gotten old, very old. You see kids out at the parks because it is still a family event (as long as it remains affordable) but how many kids would watch baseball on TV (a full 3 1/2 hour game)? Zero. MLB has to do something to stop the stagnation.
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Postby wrveres » Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:46 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:Bill,

I didn't think that you had a sense of humour before reading this article:

“Enron,” I mean “Minute maid,” errr, check that - Houston, we have a problem. Apparently, Bud has given this lady decorating privileges on the playing field. I know Martha Stewart is busy and all, but how long before Juan Pierre goes head first into a Tampax ad because we need to attract more women? Depends undergarments to bring seniors? Where do we draw the line? What could possibly be next?



LMAO

I mean it’s wonderful that you would remind me to check Mom for breast cancer before I fall asleep and all. That’s fine and dandy, but I’m not sure I want to think about some guy shoving his fingers in me on Father’s Day, of all days.


These are pictures that I just do not want in my head thank you.

As for the arguments - I really do not think that this is about money (for me at least, I do not speak for Bud). Bud stumbled onto a good idea in true Inspector Clouseau fashion. I dub him the Clouseau Commissioner.

Baseball has suddenly gotten old, very old. You see kids out at the parks because it is still a family event (as long as it remains affordable) but how many kids would watch baseball on TV (a full 3 1/2 hour game)? Zero. MLB has to do something to stop the stagnation.


hey wow its up ;-D

;-) good to know I have found My sense of humor ...
And it was all about the money. MLB is financially hurting bad with Bud at the helm. Just check his own team. all three of them ..
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