Friday, January 11, 2008

How much is enough?


Just when you think the greed in sports can't suck enough, something else happens that makes you realize it will forever get worse instead of better.

Later today we will officially find out that The Jake is no longer The Jake.

Instead, the Tribe's home since 1994 will be called Progressive Field, after an auto insurance company which is willing to pay big bucks to slap its name on the park - appropriate of nothing.

So what will its nickname become? The Prog? Catchy no?

Call it whatever the hell you want to call it, it will always be The Jake to me.

MY new ballpark will be known as The Couch.

You'll notice that following the official announcment this morning, the Tribe's Web site had the pages that relate the The Jake re-branded.

But, if you look very, very closely, you'll see the Webmaster either missed one reference, or just couldn't bring him/her self to go all the way with the change.

1 comment:

Steve J. Rogers said...

How long before the NCAA gets into the act?

Better yet, after I get back from San Juan, will I be attending classes in "The Beechmont Tavern Presents Murphy Center" for my next journalism class!