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50 Cent Throws Out Awful First Pitch

Rapper nearly hits cameramen

(Newser) - 50 Cent probably shouldn't quit his day job. The rapper threw out the first pitch for the New York Mets at Citi Field last night, and, well, it went really wide—and almost hit some cameramen. The video, of course, quickly went viral. The New York Daily News calls... More »

Immigration Protesters Storm D'Backs Game

Baseball team attracts New York ire in game vs Mets

(Newser) - Two men carrying Mexican flags ran into the outfield during the seventh inning of the New York Mets' game against the Arizona Diamondbacks last night at Citi Field. The men were apprehended by security fairly quickly without much incident. But that wasn't the only attention the D'Backs attracted last night:... More »

Outraged Taxpayers Not Going Out to Ball Game

(Newser) - New Yorkers would like to go out to the ball game, but the Wipons and Steinbrenners “have let their unfettered greed keep the fans at bay,” writes Allen Barra in the Wall Street Journal. Fans are outraged that their tax dollars have gone to fund stadiums they can’... More »

Baseball-Savvy Actress Explores Mets' New Park

Mets fans will take time to warm to new stadium, actress says

(Newser) - The name of the Mets' new ballpark may evoke unpleasant parallels between the crashing economy and the team's penchant for late-season collapses, but maybe Citi Field can still represent a fresh start for the Mets, writes Julia Stiles for the Wall Street Journal. The award-winning actress, an avid fan, opens... More »

Citi's Mets Deal Makes Sense in the Long Run

$400M, over decades, will generate lots of publicity, help pay back bailout funds

(Newser) - Citi’s $400 million naming-rights deal with the New York Mets may seem “tone-deaf and stupid” after the bank took $45 billion in bailout funds, Daniel Gross writes in Newsweek—but it’s a good idea. “Companies—even companies getting bailed out by the feds—need to attract... More »

Citi May Bail on $400M Marketing Deal With Mets

The call to spend taxpayer money more wisely may overshadow agreement

(Newser) - Citigroup, trying to duck controversy over its use of taxpayer bailout dollars, is considering  reneging on a $400 million marketing deal with the New York Mets, the Wall Street Journal reports. The 20-year partnership—which includes naming the Mets new stadium Citi Field—may be scratched because Citi accepted $45... More »

Bailed-Out Banks Won't Bail on Sports Sponsorships

Gaudy expenditures anger public, Congress

(Newser) - Citibank is getting billions from taxpayers and cutting thousands of jobs, but it's not canning its 20-year, $400 million deal to dub the New York Mets’ new stadium “Citi Field.” Such big advertising deals are coming under the microscope—and have critics crying foul, ABC News reports. “... More »

New Stadium Strikes Fear in Mets Foes

New stadium, opening next year, will open financial 'chasm' for other NL teams

(Newser) - National League teams visiting Shea Stadium this summer can’t help looking past the outfield with fear at the New York Mets’ new home, Citi Field, which opens next year. “It is the ballpark that could make the Mets financially untouchable,” Rich Hofmann writes in the Philadelphia Daily ... More »

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