Chicago Teams Value Relationship With Evil Corporate Sponsors

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Sure, some might think it is un-American to criticize oil-drillin', oil-spillin' giant B.P. (read: it's not), but seriously: they're British. We are supposed to criticize the Brits even when they're not flooding our waters with dead dino juice. Haha, you have a queen. So why then are the White Sox and Cubs continuing to allow B.P. to sponsor the "Crosstown Classic", a faux contest between terrible teams (combined record: 53-66) for a silly trophy?

"We are extremely loyal to our sponsors," said Wally Hayward, executive vice president, chief sales and marketing officer for the Cubs. "We've had a relationship with Old Style for 60 years, with Anheuser Busch for 30 years and we agreed to put the Toyota sign in our bleachers way before they had their problems. We believe in the BP brand and we're going to be loyal to them during this difficult time."

Read: we still owe so many, many millions of dollars to Soriano, Zambrano and Ramirez that we'd damn well let the Ku Klux Klan sponsor Ernie Banks Day at this point.

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Just call it the 1-800-ASK-DAVE prize. Dave apparently has some coin (and is not here, man).

For some reason, I can't stop laughing at "we agreed to put the Toyota sign in our bleachers way before they had their problems."

Excellent reference, Colonel.

Will they send Hawk Harrelson down to plug the gusher if the White Sox win the series?

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