Does anybody like the corporate naming rights nonsense
that plagues modern baseball? Outside of the
executives on both sides who make the deals, no.
Here's an idea: no company can put its name on a
stadium unless it pays for at least half of the
construction costs. ESPN.com's Jim Caple invited his
readers to rename the stadiums that currently sport
corporate monikers. These are the results.
Bernie Williams is probably feeling a little
marginalized these days with the signing of Kenny
Lofton to a two-year contract by the Yankees. Joel
Sherman of the New York Post suggests that it should
be Williams and not Lofton who leads off for the
potent Yankee offense.
In spite of all the tribulations in last year's
American League Championship Series, is it really such
a stretch to picture Pedro Martinez in a Yankee
uniform? Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald suggests
that George Steinbrenner would sign Martinez -- a free
agent after this year -- just to spite the Red Sox