Saturday, February 27, 2010

What's in a Name?

Here at More Hardball, we the staff like to keep an eye out for the strange and unusual baseball stories that the internet has to offer.

Here's one I thought fit just perfectly.

Manny Ramirez is back in the news again. Not for shooting himself up with female pregnancy hormones, but for something equally bizzare (well, it sort of has to do with something female, but keep reading!).

To make some money on the side, athletes often sign endorsements with different companies. Businesswise, the endorsement contracts make the athletes pocket money, and the publicity from the endorsement hopefully results in more sales of the product endorsed. It's a win-win, right?

Well, as an honest journalist, it ain't my place to be judgmental. However, I must ask "what was Manny thinking when he signed an endorsement for an energy drink called Sum Poosie?"

No, that is not a typo. Apparently, there really is an energy drink with that name. And they've got a website to prove it (except they've added a few more words to make it safe for those of you reading this blog at work).

So why would Manny sign a deal with a drink company that bears a name which makes little 3rd graders spit chocolate milk out of their noses?

The man in me says that it was the name that did it. And given that I'm the lone female on the MH staff, I think I have a pretty good idea about what goes on in men's brains.

Have a good weekend!


Suncadia Dad said...

LOL. You have got to be kidding me! This should be an SNL skit not a real product. "Think Pink, Drink Pink" is their slogan. It's target market is to sell through strip clubs.

GM-Carson said...

"Sum Poosie" doesn't just make 3rd graders spit chocolate milk out their noses, it works on 30 year old men too! said...


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