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Fenway
01-23-2008, 12:30 PM
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When the Boston Red Sox take the field in Tokyo in late March for their first two games of the season, they'll be wearing the corporate logo of EMC Corp., the giant data storage firm in Hopkinton. It's the first time Red Sox players have ever worn a corporate brand on their uniforms, other than those of sporting goods companies. The logo is intended to highlight EMC's new role as an official sponsor of Major League Baseball Japan, and an expanded business relationship with the Red Sox. An official of Major League Baseball said there are no plans to permit the practice in the United States

Translated.....we will see how much outrage there is before we do the same thing here.

eriqjaffe
01-23-2008, 12:33 PM
EMC got a sweet deal on a prime-time slot.

soxfan21
01-23-2008, 12:38 PM
I hope this stuff doesn't happen here. I't would really be a shame to ruin the white sox uniforms like this. I'm sure the BoSox really love this as well.

Fenway
01-23-2008, 12:39 PM
EMC got a sweet deal on a prime-time slot.

Well it is in prime time....in Japan :tongue:

I don't know which fans have it worse, Boston fans getting the game at 6 AM or Oakland fans at 3 AM

bigfoot
01-23-2008, 03:20 PM
IIRC, Ricoh was a sponsor last year or perhaps the one before. On the side of the batting helmets.....:tongue:

hi im skot
01-23-2008, 04:11 PM
IIRC, Ricoh was a sponsor last year or perhaps the one before. On the side of the batting helmets.....:tongue:

Patches, too.
http://pro.corbis.com/images/DWF15-652637.jpg?size=67&uid=%7B41aa39c4-1612-42b2-86c5-8d6c36f10e31%7D

hi im skot
01-23-2008, 04:38 PM
The above shot of A-Rod is from 2004, and the Mets and Cubs also did it back in 2000. It's nothing new for MLB teams visiting Japan.

http://pro.corbis.com/images/UT0024341.jpg?size=67&uid=%7Bc7d54a76-8dfd-4b24-9d89-e4e1091728d8%7D

doublem23
01-23-2008, 04:51 PM
I hope this stuff doesn't happen here. I't would really be a shame to ruin the white sox uniforms like this. I'm sure the BoSox really love this as well.

We're still a ways away from that happening... Remember how everyone want crazy a few years ago when MLB wanted to advertise for Spider-Man 2 on the bases?

Great idea, Bud.

YourPonyDied
01-23-2008, 06:33 PM
It is only a matter of time before every uniform, piece of equipment, etc etc will have logo's on them.

Whatever happened to the spiderman bases during that promo?

thomas35forever
01-23-2008, 06:36 PM
It is only a matter of time before every uniform, piece of equipment, etc etc will have logo's on them.

Whatever happened to the spiderman bases during that promo?
It was not a popular idea among players and other personnel, so the idea was scrapped.

RedHeadPaleHoser
01-24-2008, 06:42 AM
It is only a matter of time before every uniform, piece of equipment, etc etc will have logo's on them.

Whatever happened to the spiderman bases during that promo?

I agree and not in a pleasant way. If MLB and the team can see green from it, it will happen. Remember what the dugouts looked like 10 years ago? Now you can't get a dugout shot without an ad in the back.

The rolling/green boards behind the batter are the beginning of every shot of the game including an ad. I give it 5 years before it happens here. The bases will be "sacred" but the uni's will go to the highest bidder.

skottyj242
01-24-2008, 08:53 AM
Well it is in prime time....in Japan :tongue:

I don't know which fans have it worse, Boston fans getting the game at 6 AM or Oakland fans at 3 AM

Oakland fans because they lose two home games because the Red ****s are a bunch of greedy douchebags.

rdwj
01-24-2008, 09:04 AM
It is only a matter of time before every uniform, piece of equipment, etc etc will have logo's on them.


Yep - it's either that or keep raising ticket prices. Eventually, the price of tickets will be more than the market can handle. Then, MLB will be looking for other high-profit revenue streams. They'll be small at first - then big.

Fenway
01-26-2008, 02:35 PM
Oakland fans because they lose two home games because the Red ****s are a bunch of greedy douchebags.

More like the A's owners are the greedy ones. They happily gave up 2 games for the payout.

There was no way MLB was going to buy out 2 Boston home games...way too much money involved.

This is what the uniform will look like

http://bostondirtdogs.boston.com/BDD_LL_emcjapan_1.23.08_get.jpg

DumpJerry
01-26-2008, 02:45 PM
http://bostondirtdogs.boston.com/BDD_LL_emcjapan_1.23.08_get.jpg
"Now, which of my two rings do you think I'm more proud to wear? Hunnie, I hope you're not watching this..."

Fenway
01-26-2008, 02:52 PM
"Now, which of my two rings do you think I'm more proud to wear? Hunnie, I hope you're not watching this..."

Luchinno is looking at the patch with $$$$$$$$$ in his eyes

DumpJerry
01-26-2008, 02:55 PM
Luchinno is looking at the patch with $$$$$$$$$ in his eyes
Actually, he looks like he just now discovered where the player' arm goes on those things (baseball jerseys).....

chisoxfanatic
01-26-2008, 04:56 PM
More like the A's owners are the greedy ones. They happily gave up 2 games for the payout.

There was no way MLB was going to buy out 2 Boston home games...way too much money involved.
I'm sure Skotty's point wasn't that Boston should've had to give up both home games, but, instead, that each team should've given up a single home game instead of Oakland losing both home games. If that, in fact, was what Skotty's point was, then I couldn't agree with him more.

turners56
01-26-2008, 05:09 PM
I would hate for any American sport turn into Soccer with advertisements on their uniforms everywhere, the freaking advertisements are like 2/3 of the uniform. That's the last thing we need...naming stadiums after certain companies gets us enough money, why put the integrity of the team on the line by advertising on uniforms, it seems cheap and weird.

twentywontowin
01-26-2008, 05:09 PM
Give it time, all sports jerseys will look like EPL jerseys:

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000ARLW3W.01-A2PQCYHMPO91ZM._AA280_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

EndemicSox
01-27-2008, 01:16 AM
I would hate for any American sport turn into Soccer with advertisements on their uniforms everywhere, the freaking advertisements are like 2/3 of the uniform. That's the last thing we need...naming stadiums after certain companies gets us enough money, why put the integrity of the team on the line by advertising on uniforms, it seems cheap and weird.





It's probably the day I stop watching, as I'm pretty much at the tipping point now...

Tivo helps, but the commercialism is a joke at this point, heck listening to a Bulls telecast is basically like watching a two-hour long commerical. 10% commentary, 20% Red Kerr mumbling(the best part) and 70% is Tom Dore shilling some product/company...it will never end...

EDIT: Leaves to destroy the TV's showing advertisements at the local gas station...

Fenway
01-27-2008, 03:32 AM
I'm sure Skotty's point wasn't that Boston should've had to give up both home games, but, instead, that each team should've given up a single home game instead of Oakland losing both home games. If that, in fact, was what Skotty's point was, then I couldn't agree with him more.

Boston got the 2012 All Star Game for going..............


Skotty has a beef but the same thing happened 5 years ago with the Yankees-Devil Rays. Tampa gave up 2 home games for the payoff.

I do know for a fact that both Seattle and the White Sox were asked to give up home games and they said no. Oakland said yes.

Railsplitter
01-28-2008, 07:03 PM
I think there was a major conniption fit about the Spidey logo on the bases... which was so tiny you would never have known it was there if you saw the bag up close or somebody pointed out the fact to you.

Southsider101
01-29-2008, 05:36 PM
I would hate for any American sport turn into Soccer with advertisements on their uniforms everywhere, the freaking advertisements are like 2/3 of the uniform. That's the last thing we need...naming stadiums after certain companies gets us enough money, why put the integrity of the team on the line by advertising on uniforms, it seems cheap and weird.

Has anyone ever been to a CFL game? They may be the worst of the North American leagues. The average playing field looks like a quilt put together by ad executives on crack. Ad for Molsons, Labatts, Ford, Bell Canada, Tim Horton's are all painted prominently on the field for TV. The tackiest and most tasteless sports advertising I've ever seen.

we be jake
01-30-2008, 11:32 PM
It's probably the day I stop watching, as I'm pretty much at the tipping point now...

Tivo helps, but the commercialism is a joke at this point, heck listening to a Bulls telecast is basically like watching a two-hour long commerical. 10% commentary, 20% Red Kerr mumbling(the best part) and 70% is Tom Dore shilling some product/company...it will never end...

EDIT: Leaves to destroy the TV's showing advertisements at the local gas station...


When they start looking like nascar drivers with cleats I'm going back to radio.