Meanwhile, in San Francisco, local government officials want to change the name of the ballpark from
Pac Bell SBC Park to Mays Field at Park. To honor Willie Mays, the Say Hey Kid. Wink wink, nudge nudge.
SBC and the Giants organization are resistent to the idea. I can understand SBC’s reluctance. The Giants will come around, though, once they realize that in ten years they can sell both names, making it Field at Park.
And in fifteen years, they’ll be selling the players’ names. “Listen, kid, to play in the National League, you’ve got to take the name given you. You’ll be Yahoo! Google, or you’ll be playing in the Grapefruit League for the rest of your life.”