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December 4, 2008
BASEBALL: We Built This Citi

NY Daily News has the latest photo tour of CitiField, plus pictures of Shea's slo-mo demolition and Jeff Wilpon looking silly in a hardhat.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 1:01 PM | Baseball 2008 | Comments (7) | TrackBack (0)
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It looks nice, but it's going to be a while before it looks to me like a place the Mets would play.

Posted by: Jerry at December 4, 2008 1:08 PM

Did you see this article?

"Lawmakers Fight to Rename Ballpark After Citibank Bailout"

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,461244,00.html

I guess some NY pols are a little miffed that Citibank isn't pulling out of the stadium sponsorship and want to rename it "Citi Taxpayer Field" or some other name.

Posted by: MVH at December 4, 2008 1:50 PM

The demolition of Shea is a lot more sad and depressing than I thought it would be.

Posted by: A.S. at December 4, 2008 2:14 PM

MVH - Typical political grandstanding without logic. The naming rights are advertising. Stipulating that the company's advertising go out of it's way to remind potential customers that it was in need of a bailout seems counter-productive to it's recovery.

And I don't think Citigroup can renege on the naming rights deal unless it goes into bankruptcy, which also would not help it recover.

Posted by: Jerry at December 4, 2008 2:41 PM

"Typical political grandstanding without logic."

Yup.

Posted by: MVH at December 4, 2008 3:46 PM

Another Tip From Wall Street:
"Leave your stock certificates in your mother's attic."
http://www.dagblog.com/humor-satire/another-tip-wall-street-300

Posted by: Mortimus at December 8, 2008 12:25 AM

Another Tip From Wall Street:
"Leave your stock certificates in your mother's attic."
http://www.dagblog.com/humor-satire/another-tip-wall-street-300

Posted by: Mortimus at December 8, 2008 12:25 AM
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