Does the government have the authority to say how Citi promotes itself? If you're going to strip the name off the stadium, do you also have to stop them from taking ads out in newspapers?
Sponsorship makes these projects economically viable. Without them, you may not have the backing to build a stadium. What's the effect on the local economy if you remove a huge part of the funding for the project? If it then puts the burden on the city to take up the balance of the costs, then the taxpayers are paying for it anyway.
Because there are thousands of great african american atheletes in all of professional sports and while I think it's awesome that he is a true and legit pioneer, and I applaud MLB that they honored him, but pimping his name year in and year out gets tiresome. And it's not a B/W thing, it's a "Stop using the mans name for additional Revenue" thing and move on.
It may be an odd view, but it's my opinion and I don't care if someone shares in it or not, but the longer we keep harping on B & W issues, the more it becomes more about the B and the W and not about the human beings invloved.
Jackie Robinson is a great HUMAN BEING first and foremost, he's a great baseball player 2nd and the fact that he's the first African American player, to me, is so secondary, but that seems to be the driving influence behind MLB's pimpage.
I am getting tired of that as much as I am tired of the Rangers pimping out that Messier won the Rangers a cup, but without 2 other players playing the roles they played, we don't win that cup.
It gets old and there are other great HUMAN BEINGS that can be celebrated for their accomplishments.
Again, it's my opinion, most won't share it, that's fine.