Monday, July 28, 2008

Great Moments in Misguided Protests

An environmental group is angry with the Nats for running an ad for ExxonMobil on its outfield wall:
Leaders of Strike Out Exxon, a coalition of environmental, civic and religious groups, say despite the stadium's recognition for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design by the U.S. Green Building Council, the Nationals need to jettison their advertising relationship with Exxon, which has its logo on the left-field wall.

Mike Tidwell, director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and a leader if Strike Out Exxon, said Exxon's involvement in the park burnishes the image of the worst environmental company on the planet.
Burnishes Exxon's image? That's ridiculous. If anyone should be mad about this association it should be Exxon's shareholders for having the company's valuable product associated with something as ugly and unpopular as Nationals' Baseball.

1 comment:

Chris Heer said...

Reminds me of that Saturday Night Live bit where Exxon changed its name back to Esso in order to distance itself from the Exxon Valdez.

"Our top story tonight, the Nationals have renamed themselves the Washington Expos."

"In other news, the GM of the Washington NL team was asked about being the worst team in the league. His response: 'What are you talking about? You must be referring to the Washington Nationals.'"