Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A Chiti Situation

The Mets and Citicorp say they are committed to the partnership that gives the troubled Citi Bank naming rights to the Mets' new stadium for 20 years.  Yeah, right. 
Of all the corporate names the Mets could have partnered with to name the stadium, "Citi Field" isn't all that bad.  But the PR nightmare of all that money going to a dubious marketing program while thousands of people are laid off is just really unfortunate.
Once Citi finally, inevitably, backs out of the deal, the Mets should just give the new stadium a new permanent, seamless, apropos name:
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