Saturday, May 31, 2008

Of course, they are within their rights legally..

... but is this a good PR move?
America's favorite pastime is knocking heads with its second-favorite pastime in a dispute including baseball and money.

According to a report published in Southtown Star, a Chicago-area newspaper, Major League Baseball is cracking down on the use of its 30 professional team names and logos by America's Little League teams as an infringement on its trademarks.

MLB is suing uniform vendors who use names such as the Phillies or Braves without paying licensing fees, prompting one Chicago Little League team to swap uniforms for a generic Bulldogs nickname this year.
Am I missing something? Or are the few bucks MLB is going to squeeze out of little leagues worth the public perception that the Lords of Baseball need every penny to pay A-Rod's salary?

No comments: