Nader against MLB Uniform's Ads...

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    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=sto...ap_on_sp_ba_ne/bbo_uniforms_nader_1&printer=1

    This is another reason why nader will never be able to run a real campaign because he's focusing on these trivial things instead of real issues.

    With that said, baseball is going way overboard on the money thing. Here's another example.
    http://drudgereport.com/flash.htm
     
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    I always thought the NFL missed it's chance by not advertising "The Owens-Corning Two Minute Warning." Man's capacity for greed never ceases to amaze me.

    Leave it to Nader, though, to use this as another excuse to attack the free-enterprise system. Screw him, and screw all pie-in-the-sky anti-capitalists. When advertising gets too obnoxious for me, I simply vote with my feet---and my dollars.
     
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    "This overcommercialization is sapping the fun out of being a fan of major league baseball,"

    Right. Let's see, here's the sequence of events between pitches in most major league games:

    1. 2:01 pm First pitch. Ball one

    2. 2:01:10 pm Pitcher receives ball from catcher.

    3. 2:01:11 - 2:02:45 - Pitcher massages ball.

    4. 2:02:45 - 2:04:30 - Pitcher lifts cap, scratches head, "adjusts" crotch, performs various stretching exercises.

    5. 2:04:30 - 2:06:00 - Pitcher picks up resin bag and dusts hand & ball. Then repeately slams ball into glove.

    6. 2:06:00 - 2:06:55 - Pitcher steps onto the rubber. Assumes carefully crafted pose. Shakes off first of several catcher signals.

    7. 2:06:55 - 2:10:40 - Pitcher looks at runner on first base. Performs phase one of six step windup. Slyly glances at first base. He is the only one who thinks that no one knows he is about to throw the ball to first. Pitcher poses a while longer, glances to first again. Throws. Runner back on base six weeks before the ball arrives.

    8. 2:10:40 - 2:19:10 - Repeat steps 3 through 7.

    9. 2:19:10 - 2:19:11 - Actually throws second pitch.

    10. 2:19:15 - Start over from step 3.

    Overcommercialism taking the fun out the game??? Hell it might add a little interest. Want to put some fun back IN the game? Draft a rule requiring the pitcher to deliver a pitch within 30 seconds of receiving the ball from the catcher. But then you wouldn't have time for a nap.
     
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    I agree that the commercialization of just about everything in this country is overboard. However, there is a simple solution to that- stop buying the products. Advertising, whether over the top or not, only escalates when it works!
     
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    What the heck? Being an avid baseball fan i can tell you this. I dont look at the advertisements! Im watching the game. I could care less what they want to advertise. They could put beer can hats on their head and advertise every beer known to man and i wouldnt notice cause i could care less.

    Nader can b**** and moan however he wants. It just makes him look ridiculous. Oh wow! Baseball teams are trying to make money i mean who would have thought that the people who play and run the game for a living would actually want to take home some money.

    I say, if they can make more money by advertising more power to them. If it means i get baseball tickets cheaper. More power to them. if it means those sometimes ungrateful players wont go on strike for another pay raise more power to them.

    Nader is supposedly such a smart man. Why in the world does he say such stupid stuff and not seem to understand why our nation is so great?
     
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    Given all the press, I doubt they feel cheated.
     

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