Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Citi/Taxpayer Field

That's what two New York City Council members want to call the New York Mets' new ballpark, opening in 2009.

Citigroup owns the naming rights to the park, and announced months ago that the field would be known as Citi Field. The kicker, though (man, there's always one of these!) is they're getting bailed out by the federal government - and, by extension, the taxpayers - to the tune of billions and billions of dollars, so renaming (part of) the park in honor of the people Citigroup owes for its survival doesn't seem all that unreasonable.

Personally, I love the idea. I love it. Besides my disgust at bailout after bailout after bailout to these huge corporations, I also hate the New York Mets. How much would it suck to have to play at Citi/Taxpayer Field?

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