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(Twitter)   MLB's ever-ravenous money maw is testing out corporate logos on helmets and figured you wouldn't notice if it was happening in an international game   (twitter.com) divider line
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1391 clicks; posted to Sports » on 14 Apr 2019 at 1:42 AM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
Really? Is this necessary? I will never spend another red cent on a piece of MLB merchandise or service if I have to see this.
 
6 days ago  
Reds won. Buy a Ford next week.
/don't care about the ads, Reds won!
 
6 days ago  
Sounds like the perfect venue for Fuct.

Linky
 
6 days ago  
Sure, assholes - go ahead and kill the game some more. I'm sure that will bring the fans back.
 
6 days ago  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Sure, assholes - go ahead and kill the game some more. I'm sure that will bring the fans back.


This
 
6 days ago  
Someone mixed their NASCAR in with my MLB.

Not quite the perfect match of peanut butter and chocolate.
 
6 days ago  
I played little-league/middle school baseball for 10+ years.  Having the local funeral home's  name on your shirt was ok, because they bought the farking T-Shirts.

That shiat was supposed to stop at the high school/college level.
 
6 days ago  
In any sports competition the people are literally barraged with advertising,
I am putting a Budweiser vanity on my Home Depot card after shave my Chevy truck with Coors Light.
 
6 days ago  
Is shiat like this really a surprise, given the direction of the MLB since the strike?
 
6 days ago  
Speaking of international baseball, I looked into NYY v Boston in London (they released another batch of tickets the other day). Not that I like either team, but it's MLB in Europe.

I'd be better off finding a low cost flight across the Atlantic freaking Ocean and catching a cheap game in Miami or at Shea. Talk about price gouging
 
6 days ago  
This makes me happy.
 
6 days ago  
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Soon MLB can be like this, where the team name is reduced to a tiny patch.

/I'm a Fly Emirates supporter. Fly Emirates is gonna go all the way this year.
 
6 days ago  
I like how the NBA does it. A little patch in the corner

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6 days ago  
Ehh, I believe such minutiae marketing is a waste of money. Let them con the advertisers. Gouge them if possible.
 
6 days ago  

arrogantbastich: Really? Is this necessary? I will never spend another red cent on a piece of MLB merchandise or service if I have to see this.


It's disgusting. Sure there's ads all over the stadium. And commercials during the broadcast. And corporate sponsors all over the executive suites. But ads on the helmets?

That is just a step over the line for me too buddy. Let's boycott the MLB.
 
6 days ago  
Meh, if it means I can watch baseball on a channel that I can actually see, I'm all for it. (I only do over the air TV).
 
6 days ago  
See, what's screwy is, they're doing it in Mexico because it's out of the home market and think it won't affect the home market, but then make a HUGE deal about making sure we all watch back home. Whoever's in charge of marketing must have a steel plate between where those two synapses are supposed to meet.
 
6 days ago  
if it meant cutting down on the number of ads between innings I'd be all for it. but it's more likely Babe Ruth will come back from the dead and lead the Orioles to victory over the Marlins in the World Series.
 
6 days ago  
Poor baseball.  How would they ever survive without all those ads.
Fark it, go nuts.  Maybe the players can wear NASCAR style jumpsuits.
 
6 days ago  
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Soon..
 
6 days ago  
If the sponsorship reduces the end cost to the fan and prevents tax payer money going to more stadiums, fine.
If the money ends up in the pocket of the owner as is more likely, then fark'em.
 
6 days ago  

Unoriginal_Username: reduces the end cost to the fan


I don't think you understand the point of MLB, the NFL, and the NBA.

In this century, those things are licensing entities that exist to extract money from fans.
 
6 days ago  
All major league sports are a business where the owners make shiatty decisions all the the time to save or earn money, no matter how illogical. I really can't get bent out of shape because the "purity" of baseball is ruined by corporate branding. I'm sure if the Red Sox could find a way to earn money by plastering Foxy Lady stripclub ads in Fenway, they'd do it.

/"The ads are tasteful. You can hardly see any nipples, and I'm trying really hard to see them!"
 
6 days ago  
I don't understand the motivation behind these marketing schemes. Why do we need to have every waking moment inundated with big-name corporate logos? Is there really going to be a human being somewhere that sees a Ford logo on a sportsball helmet and thinks "huh, I DO need a new car...I should get a Ford!"?
 
6 days ago  
Baseball purists are a very weird group indeed.
I am sure that some baseball geek will be offering game stats pre-ads and post-ads, with commentary, because this is important.
 
6 days ago  

Fear the Clam: [img.fark.net image 768x432]
Soon MLB can be like this, where the team name is reduced to a tiny patch.

/I'm a Fly Emirates supporter. Fly Emirates is gonna go all the way this year.


The problem with Fly Emirates is that they always try to walk it in.

/And since I'm going for cheap gags:
//Özil is as clumsy as he is stupid.
 
6 days ago  
 
6 days ago  
I noticed. Then I thought, WTF?

But now it's a new day and after giving it some thought I say, WTF?
 
6 days ago  
Miller Park where the brewers play will no longer be beer themed after that insurance company takes over the naming rights. Honestly naming rights and stuff like that doesn't really make me personally think more of a major brand, in my humble opinion it's more helpful to lesser known entities.
 
6 days ago  

virulent_loser: if it meant cutting down on the number of ads between innings I'd be all for it. but it's more likely Babe Ruth will come back from the dead and lead the Orioles to victory over the Marlins in the World Series.


how much does it cost to buy ad space on uniforms?

we have baseball players making 10's of millions of dollars a year.  Just for the troll could one of them buy ad space on the opposing teams uniforms to display their own name, or the other teams name?  Or their own product like how some NBA players have their own shoes, restaurants, clothing lines?
 
6 days ago  

Mister Buttons: I played little-league/middle school baseball for 10+ years.  Having the local funeral home's  name on your shirt was ok, because they bought the farking T-Shirts.

That shiat was supposed to stop at the high school/college level.


How long were you in middle school?
 
6 days ago  
They've been doing this in games not played in the States for at least a decade.
If this is news to you, you probably aren't even a casual baseball fan and your pearl clutching rings hollow. I don't particularly like it (the ads) but I like the complaints about it, much like all the "helpful suggestions" non-fans continually offer to "improve the game" even less.
 
6 days ago  
I'm no fan of this but the "THIS IS RUINING BASEBALL!!!" take is delusional
 
6 days ago  
If this is how owners are paying for the Harper and Trout contracts, I'd rather pay $250 a ticket and $40 for a hot dog than have to see a Ford logo on a batting helmet.
 
6 days ago  

Hyjamon: virulent_loser: if it meant cutting down on the number of ads between innings I'd be all for it. but it's more likely Babe Ruth will come back from the dead and lead the Orioles to victory over the Marlins in the World Series.

how much does it cost to buy ad space on uniforms?

we have baseball players making 10's of millions of dollars a year.  Just for the troll could one of them buy ad space on the opposing teams uniforms to display their own name, or the other teams name?  Or their own product like how some NBA players have their own shoes, restaurants, clothing lines?


I now want Harper to take out space on Phillies uniforms for a "COME BACK BRYCE!!1 😭" patch.
 
6 days ago  

The Bestest: They've been doing this in games not played in the States for at least a decade.
If this is news to you, you probably aren't even a casual baseball fan and your pearl clutching rings hollow. I don't particularly like it (the ads) but I like the complaints about it, much like all the "helpful suggestions" non-fans continually offer to "improve the game" even less.


Came here to say this.  This isn't anything new whatsoever.
 
6 days ago  

Unoriginal_Username: If the sponsorship reduces the end cost to the fan and prevents tax payer money going to more stadiums, fine.
If the money ends up in the pocket of the owner as is more likely, then fark'em.


I think you can answer that one on your own.
 
6 days ago  

wyltoknow: I don't understand the motivation behind these marketing schemes. Why do we need to have every waking moment inundated with big-name corporate logos? Is there really going to be a human being somewhere that sees a Ford logo on a sportsball helmet and thinks "huh, I DO need a new car...I should get a Ford!"?


Quick name 5 car companies.  No matter which ones you say, companies pay a ton of money to be in the list in your head right now. Why?  Because when you need a car, those are the most likely brand you are going to buy.

Repetition is one of the biggest tools in the toolbox.
 
6 days ago  

Hyjamon: Just for the troll could one of them buy ad space on the opposing teams uniforms to display their own name, or the other teams name?


I would like to see some funny and ironic ads for teams too
Phillies - Elmers glue
Braves - No Fear
Nationals - AIPAC
Marlins - Starkist
Mets - Rural King
Yankees - Jergens
Red Sox - Clorox Bleach
Giants - Little Caesar's
Dodgers - Target
Rockies - Papermate
Diamondbacks - Squarespace
 
5 days ago  

Fear the Clam: [img.fark.net image 768x432]
Soon MLB can be like this, where the team name is reduced to a tiny patch.

/I'm a Fly Emirates supporter. Fly Emirates is gonna go all the way this year.


My stepmother bought her son a Arsenal jersey a while back. She pulled it out of the package and was pissed off they sent her some garbage. I had to pull up a photo to convince her it was the real deal.
 
5 days ago  

The Bestest: They've been doing this in games not played in the States for at least a decade.
If this is news to you, you probably aren't even a casual baseball fan and your pearl clutching rings hollow. I don't particularly like it (the ads) but I like the complaints about it, much like all the "helpful suggestions" non-fans continually offer to "improve the game" even less.


yep. they could rename the Cubs the Chicago Bayer Aspirins Presented by Wrigley's Gum and I'd still follow because baseball. I'd just roll my eyes a little more often.
 
5 days ago  
It's an outrage. Next thing you know humans will be willingly tattooing corporate logos all over their body. 
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5 days ago  

Unoriginal_Username: If the sponsorship reduces the end cost to the fan and prevents tax payer money going to more stadiums, fine.


HAHAHAHAHAHA, you're adorable.
 
5 days ago  
Spring training is out of the reach for people now. Tickets cost nearly the same as regular season games - with less talent on the field. Concessions are equally expensive with a sharp downturn in quality over the last few years.
 
5 days ago  

flynn80: Hyjamon: Just for the troll could one of them buy ad space on the opposing teams uniforms to display their own name, or the other teams name?

I would like to see some funny and ironic ads for teams too
Phillies - Elmers glue
Braves - No Fear
Nationals - AIPAC
Marlins - Starkist
Mets - Rural King
Yankees - Jergens
Red Sox - Clorox Bleach
Giants - Little Caesar's
Dodgers - Target
Rockies - Papermate
Diamondbacks - Squarespace


athletics - ben and jerry's
 
5 days ago  

Unoriginal_Username: If the sponsorship reduces the end cost to the fan and prevents tax payer money going to more stadiums, fine.
If the money ends up in the pocket of the owner as is more likely, then fark'em.


In Pittsburgh it would all end up at Seven Springs
 
5 days ago  
Do they ever do studies that show how many people get turned off of a product because of this? I mean, they might sell 50 more Fords, but lose 5,000 customers.
 
5 days ago  
They did this in the Japan Opening Series... it was subtle. The players had little patches on their jerseys that were sponsors. Cant remember which, but the Mariners had an orange square thing...
 
5 days ago  
Futurama - S01E06 - Didn't you have ads in the 20th century?
Youtube XPGgTy5YJ-g
 
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