For those of you who have had the magical delight of visiting Disney World, you are familiar with the zillions of Mickey Mouse ears replicated around the various parks. EVERYTHING takes on the silhouette of Mickey ears –- from the giant roadside water tower nearest Magic Kingdom, to the meticulously groomed shrubbery nestled amongst the flawless landscaping; from the fun-to-eat pancakes at breakfast to the multi-colored lollipops in the gift shops.
Mickey ears are everywhere.
I figured a repeated logo of such magnitude existed nowhere else … until I stepped into Yankee Stadium. The Yanks may have trumped Disney in the logo department.
A less-than-exciting nine innings during a Friday night Texas vs. New York game propelled me out of my blue stadium seat toward more interesting sights and sounds -– into the Yankees store. (Sorry, but shopping is more stimulating sometimes than baseball.)
Now, having listened to hubby Ken Singleton talk baseball for over 20 years has introduced many a crazy “who cares?” stat which baseball delivers like no other sport. From monumental to trifling, stats are recorded, like the fact that Jarrod Saltalamacchia's name holds the record for the most alphabet letters of any Major Leaguer’s name in baseball history … or that the average life of a baseball in the Majors is six pitches. Things like that.
So here's a stat Mrs. Singy would be curious to hear ... how many times is the NY logo replicated throughout Yankee Stadium? Certainly, the number would be unattainable, similar to attempting a count of sand grains on a beach, or how many times players touch their crotches during a game.
NY logos are everywhere. Imprinted on EVERYTHING. From the jumbo photos in the Great Hall to the individual sugar pack sprinkled into my coffee in an attempt to warm up during that 47-degree game as I left my lime green Yankees jacket home.
I'd venture to speculate that no place else exists as many logos under one roof. Might anyone like to start counting? It may take a few years.
Now that would make a good stat.