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.