Monday, July 7, 2008

Lady Liberty is attracting true New York sports fans!

As Gothamist reported June 5, Major League Baseball put 42 8 1/2 feet tall Statues of Liberty around New York City in preparation for this year's All-Star Game, which will be played at Yankee Stadium on July 15. Each mini-liberty is adorned with the colors of a Major League baseball team, such as the one below for the Chicago White Sox that's on 14th Street and 4th Avenue.

It's a great way for us to show the world what great sports we are!

By the way, look at the size of Lady Liberty's feet! Wish I had put something next to the foot for scale, something like a midsized car.

[OOPS! East Village Podcasts had a good piece on the baseball statues last Thursday. Sorry fellas! And yes -- Walgreens is still selling that post-Halloween candy corn...]

Meanwhile, just stop putting baseball stuff on her. We get it.

I don't get this ad, though. The best in NY? OK, David Wright. Mets. 50 Cent. Born in Queens. OK. David Ortiz? He plays for Boston. Tell me what he has to do with New York. (Aside from being a Yankee killer through the years...)

1 comment:

Joshua said...

Yes, I noticed Lady Liberty's feet seemed somewhat...disproportioned.

Anyway, I think this baseball colors campaign trivializes her meaning, and I'd prefer they stop putting baseball stuff on her too.