Cubs Fan Buys Domain Name for ‘,’ Redirects Site to

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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 after hearing the announcement for the ballpark’s naming rights a while back. According to the News Press, Engelman logged onto his wife’s 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 redirect to That means that when you type in 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 should go to, not,” 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?

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Cubs Fan Buys Domain Name for ',' Redirects Site to

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