Before we get started here, open a new tab in your browser. Then, type in JetBluePark.com. And now, read on for the story as to how we got there.
The News Press in Fort Myers has the story of a clever baseball fan who decided he’d have a little fun with the Red Sox in relation to their new spring training home, JetBlue Park.
Eric Engelman, a resident of Fort Myers, bought the domain name for JetBluePark.com after hearing the announcement for the ballpark’s naming rights a while back. According to the News Press, Engelman logged onto his wife’s GoDaddy.com account and bought the domain name for $8.
Engelman decided to play a bit of a prank on the Red Sox, as he decided to have JetBluePark.com redirect to Yankees.com. That means that when you type in JetBluePark.com you will be brought directly to the official site of the Yankees.
That, of course, is a little unsettling for the Red Sox.
“My reaction is that jetbluepark.com should go to redsox.com, not yankees.com,” Red Sox executive vice president and COO Sam Kennedy told the paper, adding that he wants Engelman to call him to “make a deal.”
If Engelman isn’t willing to make a deal, though, do the Red Sox have any sort of legal ground to stand on? Maybe. Maybe not.
“Now this is an interesting case because there was no JetBlue Park at the time he bought the domain name,” Fort Myers attorney Bill Noonan told the News Press. “I’m not sure how this would be litigated. This isn’t in bad taste.”
“It has a certain degree of playfulness and humor and satire, that kind of a thing.”
It certainly does. Of course, the funniest part of the story may be the fact Engelman isn’t a fan of the Yankees — or the Red Sox. He is a Cubs fan, so what else is he going to do in his spare time?
Shrewd move or too much time on his hands?
“That’s what’s going to happen if you want to put some money in the bank for later.”
–Spurs coach Gregg Popovich explaining why he sat Tim Duncan and Tony Parker in what would be a 137-97 loss to the Trail Blazers
Ummm … nope. No he did not win with the Knicks — or Bulls, Raptors Wizards and Rockets.
— Bob Bolger (@ExSubMech) February 21, 2012
Anything can happen on live TV — including your stool collapsing underneath you.
Powered by WordPress.com VIP