March 22, 2009

Sod Off

Wanna buy some officially licensed grass?

The Times reports that you can now outfit your lawn with "Yankees Sod" -- the same "secret blend of bluegrass" used at the ballpark.
Yankees Sod will be available at New York City-area Home Depot stores near the end of the month. A patch a little bigger than five square feet — 16 inches by 4 feet — will cost $7.50 ... the sod comes with a certificate of authenticity from Major League Baseball, complete with the counterfeit-proof hologram, declaring it to be the official grass of the New York Yankees.
Yankees Grass Seed will also be available and the sod company also hopes to sell Cubs Sod and Red Sox Sod.

13 comments:

L-girl said...

*sigh*

It never ends.

redsock said...

No word on whether Yankees Sod chokes the life out of your other plants.

Benjamin said...

Does it really come to life when you water it with weak beer and urine?

andy said...

I hope the sox grass grows with the cool hanging sox logo.

nixon33 said...

wait, it's not even the ACTUAL grass from the field?

Jere said...

I don't like how they act like the guy's some kind of marketing genius for this, especially considering the Red Sox sold their existing sod to fans a few years ago. I understand this is a different method of doing it, but still.

You know what else I don't like? When individuals decide to sell products based on specific teams, and two of those teams are rivals.

And you know what else? What do they think the other teams' grass-providers are going to say to them? "Great idea, we'll give you half the money we make"? All the other people have to do is read this article, and then try to sell their grass. But the teams can fire them if they want...even these guys could get fired by the Yanks, and then what do they have?

redsock said...

wait, it's not even the ACTUAL grass from the field?

Nope. Leftovers from the ol' sod farm.

...

You're only twenty-nine ......

redsock said...

I thought the company that makes the paint for The Wall (it's called "Fence Green") sold it to the public, but it doesn't look like they do.

Jere said...

"You're only twenty-nine ......"

Ha. I've been singing "you're a lazy sod" since I read your post.

The Marlins no-hit the Tigers today, with three pitchers. (7,1,1)

Jere said...

Obviously I've been singing it so much that "I'm" morphed into "you're"....

Ish said...

You know what else I don't like? When individuals decide to sell products based on specific teams, and two of those teams are rivals.

Bank of America checking. Get Red Sox checking! Yankees checking! And now I think it's open to all 30 teams.

Benjamin said...

WB Mason sponsors both the Sox and the MFYs. They'll whore for anyone.

L-girl said...

You know what else I don't like? When individuals decide to sell products based on specific teams, and two of those teams are rivals.

Sam Adams beer, WB Mason, already mentioned.