Last year the Phillies cheated their way to a world title* beating our beloved Rays in the World Series.
So maybe the Clearwater Threshers should have realized that the Rays weren’t likely to be good-humored about the idea of honoring the WFC* with bobbleheads in the Rays’ own backyard.
…the Philadelphia Phillies’ minor-league team in Clearwater was caught off base when it learned its bobblehead giveaways, featuring stars from last season’s World Series victory, would have to be abruptly canceled.
The Rays recently informed the Phillies that they were enforcing a licensing agreement that prohibits the use of other Major League Baseball brands by minor-league teams within the Tampa television market, said Jason Adams, assistant general manager of the Clearwater Threshers.
So take that Philadelphia. We’ll call it square now, cool? Cool.
Promotion nixed for Clearwater team in Rays’ territory [Tampa Tribune]
*no we are not bitter about it. Why do you ask?