Strange Timing

Two news stories caught our eyes this morning (links to come when we get the time) –

  • Hank Steinbrenner apologized for many of his pre-season comments.  In a printed statement, he acknowledged that he was just a bit overeager, excited for the season to start, and actually realized, following the Japan jaunt, that the Sox are in fact the most popular team worldwide, a team for the Yankees to emulate, the team of this new millenium.
  • More pertinent to this site specifically, the Red Sox issued a "cease and desist" order to YFSF for our use, within many posts and comments, of the term "Red Sox Nation™".  As their letter states, "the website Yanksfan vs. Soxfan must immediately stop using the term RSN™, as it is wholly the property of the Boston Red Sox Baseball Club and represents a singularly valuable commodity.  Improper use of this term, particularly by those with sworn allegiance to an enemy club, may significantly devalue this property.".  So who is the evil empire, again?

Like we said, links to these stories when we find them.

7 comments… add one
  • I was almost going to call bulls#$*t on the cease and desist letter until someone in my office said, “Hey, it’s April 1st.”
    Nice one.

    rz-yf April 1, 2008, 8:54 am
  • Good ones.. haha..

    Lar April 1, 2008, 9:27 am
  • You had me until you said Hank realized the Sox actually were the most popular team worldwide. That’s too much of a stretch, even for a Steinbrenner. ;-)

    Paul SF April 1, 2008, 9:39 am
  • “That’s too much of a stretch, even for a Steinbrenner”
    Especially since Steinbrenners always tell the truth.

    A YF April 1, 2008, 9:50 am
  • You had me until I saw “Steinbrenner” and “apologized” together. C’mon SF, you should try harder ;-)

    yankeemonkey April 1, 2008, 9:52 am
  • Saw right through that one.
    However, the biggest April Fool’s joke in in Milwaukee. It’s named Eric Gagne.

    I'm Bill McNeal April 1, 2008, 10:44 am
  • Yeah, I can’t believe they signed Gagne. And I’m VERY happy to see him struggling, the French Canadian bastard.

    Atheose April 1, 2008, 2:12 pm

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