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Citi / Taxpayer Field

The Mets are building a new baseball stadium in NYC, and two years ago Citigroup paid $400 million for the rights to name it “Citi Field”. All that was before the government started pumping billions of taxpayer dollars into bailing out the ailing Citigroup.

The solution is to give credit where credit is due. Two councilmen have called for the stadium to be renamed Citi/Taxpayer Field. The best part is the quote from one of the two councilmen, James Oddo:

Not naming the field after Jackie Robinson in the first place: mindless. Tom Seaver stepping onto the new mound for the first time: timeless. Actually acknowledging the contributions of the hardworking taxpayer: priceless.

From the NY Times.