MLB’s First Free Agent Signing: Yanks, Mets Ink Nathan’s to 10 Year Deal
Both the Yankees and the Mets have signed Nathan’s Famous to 10 -year deals, making it house brand at both Citi Field and Yankee Stadium for the next decade. Great news for Nathans, not so great for traditionalists who associate MLB ballparks with barely edible food and flat beer.
I’m all for progress and I’m well aware of the dramatic upgrade in the quality of ballpark food over the past decade or so. But I always enjoyed the challenge of going nine innings without any prospect of relief from the unending assault on my taste buds and digestive system. But I guess in the age of specialists there’s no benefit – or honor — in going the distance.