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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:25 PM
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MLB Pulls Its Head Out - Says Nevermind to Spideybags
NEW YORK (AP) Spider-Man ads on bases didn't fly with baseball fans.

A day after announcing a novel promotion to have advertisements on bases next month, Major League Baseball reversed course Thursday and eliminated that part of its marketing deal for "Spider-Man 2."
"The bases were an extremely small part of this program," said Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer. "However, we understand that a segment of our fans was uncomfortable with this particular component and we do not want to detract from the fan's experience in any way."

http://www.foxsports.com/content/view?contentId=2382248
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:27 PM
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1. Greedy, and now spineless.
All this did was delay the inevitable. This kind of marketing will be back in a few years. The ads on uniforms will come soon, too.
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DAGDA56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:36 PM
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2. Already the same technology...
...that lets the NFL put that yellow line on the field allows networks to put whatever billboard they want to the left of the hitter. Notice the next time you watch a game on FOX that the message keeps changing on TV...but at the stadium, it's just a blue screen. My point is, that they don't have to make the teams wear logos when the technology is there to just superimpose them.
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skooooo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:38 PM
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3. Geeze, what were they thinking???!

Of all the stupid things!!!!
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sir_captain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:40 PM
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4. I'd like to point out
that the Yankees were the only team that refused to actually use the spiderman bases during games. That's class, people.
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