In 1881 the future National League wanted to upgrade its image and target a more upscale fan base by doubling ticket prices, banning gambling, and outlawing alcohol sales. Several team owners who happened to be brewers refused to accept the new rules and banded together to form what would eventually become the American League. The National League attempted to discredit the new league by dubbing it the Beer and Whiskey League. This, of course only made the new league more popular. Duh!

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

My Jeter-Sense is tingling

ESPN reports that the Wall Street Journal reports that MLB will be displaying ads for the new Spiderman movie on bases and on-deck circles during interleague play. After reading the article, I had two thoughts: 1) that's really fucking sad; 2) what the fuck does Jeter have to do with it?