Thursday, October 26, 2006

Who Were the Marketing Wizards...

An MLB advertisement for a New York Yankees holiday ornament featuring a plane-flying Santa Claus has irked some Yankees fans who felt it was a little insensitive after the death of Cory Lidle. Yeah, like the MLB was in a marketing session and thought, “How can we capitalize on Cory Lidle’s death? I got it, a flying Santa Claus in a Yankees plane. It will seem totally out of character because, you know, Santa Claus never flies.” Idiots.

Was it an unfortunate coincidence? You think? But good Lord, Yankees fan, it isn't always about you. Other teams likely have the same Santa ornament. You know, teams that had Lidle for longer than a month. It's time to get over yourselves Yankees fans.

Although, MLB did release a set of baseball urns, so you never know. But seriously, it is not the worst related sports items ever produced. Like what about the Steelers Santa riding a motorcycle? Now that might have been a little bit insensitive. Did you know that O.J. Simpson had endorsed a set of steak knives just days before he murdered his ex-wife and some dude. Shawne Merriman has had to delay the release of his own line of supplements. Or many people might not remember but Carroll Rosenbloom had endorsed a set of floatation devices like a month before he drowned. Now those might have been a little insensitive, but not this.

7 comments:

New York Sucks said...

Has anyone ever met a Yankee fan in real life? I haven't. I've only seen those goombas on TV.

They look dumb.

Balding Whitey said...

I know a Yankee fan that used to work for me in this office, who now lives back on the East Coast and followed a girl he met on the internet out West, only to go back East to a crack head son in law who steals all his money.

MLB Jennifer said...

Hey, it is the Yankee world were just living in it. Or so they would like you to believe. Stupid Yankees. One few months people, you had him a few months. Don't make it out like he was the best pitcher you had. Jerks.

Diane said...

The Santa in the plane looks like the Norelco Santa sledding all over snowy hills on an electric razor

Anonymous said...

I'M A YANKEE FAN, BUT THIS IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS! DAMN! WE HAD THIS DUDE WHAT A MONTH? HE'S FLIES HIS DAMN PLANE INTO A HIGH RISE LIKE A DIPSHIT AND YOU ALL START TREATING HIM LIKE FUCKIN THURMAN MUNSON! MUNSON WAS A CAPT OF OUR TEAM! NOT A MONTH OLD DIPSHIT WHO COULDN'T FLY A PLANE! LET'S GET OVER OURSELVES HERE OK? WE HAVN'T WON SHIT SINCE 2000! SO LET'S BE HONEST HERE, LIDLE REALLY WASN'T SHIT AS FAR AS I WAS CONCERNED. IT'S NOT LIKE HE WAS A MARIANO RIVERA OR ANYWHERE EVEN CLOSE. THE FACT IS THE YANKEE FANS IN NEW YORK ARE LOOKIN FOR ANY WAY TO KEEP THE NATION FOCUSED ON THEMSELVES! I'M MEAN DAMN, LIKE YOU SAID, WE AREN'T THE ONLY TEAM THAT HAD THE AIRPLANE ORNAMENT...
GOOMBA BASTARDS!
YANKEE FAN IN ARIZONA.

MLB Jennifer said...

Finally a Yankee fan with a voice of reason. Crap. Does this mean hell has frozen over already?

Anonymous said...

FROZE OVER AND STARTING TO THAW!~
THANKS TO GLOBAL WARMING...
DAMN IT!