Why I Am Seriously Offended By the MLB Fan Cave

Okay, this is making me really sick, so I need to talk about it.

MLB announced the winners of their Dream Job contest a while ago (and know that everything I say about them is not personal to the actual winners.  I don’t know them.  I’m just speaking about the image this whole project has, in my opinion.), I guess, but I missed the news until today (and I never miss news.  Let’s just say there hasn’t been that much buzz around it).  So I guess it’s a “Fan Cave” (aka Man Cave) in New York where two 30 something guys sit and watch baseball games and you can walk by and stick your nose to the glass and watch them watch baseball games, if you so please.

 
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And get this: Victoria’s Secret models visit them.

I consider myself a serious female MLB fan and that video of Chanel Iman at the “Cave”?  It screams “this is the role girls play in MLB”. 

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Iman may really be a Yankees fan… but was there any Bronx Bombers analysis from her?  Or just her blowin’ a kiss? 

I mean, was the job ever even open to a women?  One would think they had this planned out, that they were going to call them the “cavemen” and everything.  Duh, not “cavewoman”.  And even if they were going to choose a man, why that demographic?  These guys are not in a growth field, to speak marketing strategy for a minute.  As far as I can tell, they aren’t even funny in the frat house sense of the word and they certainly don’t have any interesting opinions.  These are the guys who I move a few seats away from at the game, because they drink too many beers and spit sunflower seeds at me.  Later in the game, I correct them when they start talking stats (true story).

I honestly think MLB fans of either gender should be offended by this representation of us.

If this is the image MLB wants to produce for themselves, fine.  Go right ahead.  But it’s a giant mistake.  The world is moving forward and this project is profoundly un-vibrant not to mention offensive.

MLB seems late to the party that you gotta be trendy, interesting and current.  I hope they get clued in sooner rather than later or I am becoming a hockey fan.

Geez.  I’m kidding.

Diamond Girl

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4 responses to “Why I Am Seriously Offended By the MLB Fan Cave

  1. wrigleyregular

    From the first couple of posts that I’ve read from them on their new Blog, it sure seems as if they could take a few lessons from Diamond Girl
    http://wrigleyregular.mlblogs.com/

  2. seedboy

    Would you want to be stuck in a glass box with either of those dudes?

  3. raysrenegade

    I have not really paid attention to them…at all. Not upset i did not get a third call, just not into the whole thing enough to poke my nose against my laptop screen abd see what is going on in the former Towers Record location in the big NYC.
    Still waiting to see if the MLB big market propaganda machine gets pushed on the duo who will be wearing more large market gear than Royals wear.
    But it is a advertisement with “live” implications, and that amuses and intrests people… at least until the lions, tigers and bears do not entertain for the viewers, than they go away…Hence the Victoria Secret models possibly…eye candy of the wrong degree.

    Rays Renegade
    http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

  4. stock350

    Fantastic blog! Someone had to say it!

    http://stock350i.mlblogs.com/

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