According to ESPN, the New York Yankees will be releasing two "official" fragrances later this month. One for "him" and one for "her." My wife will cringe on that prospect, thinking I've found her next birthday present. Click Here
One reason I love the Yankees is their stress on tradition, and their ability to pull-off big events and team celebrations (the most recent being Jorge Posada's retirement). Always first-rate.
But this time, they've stepped in it. What is an "official" Yankees' fragrance? Does it smell like money? Like Thurman Munson's old locker? Like a baseball glove? Or even a combination of cigar smoke, beer, and hot dogs?--a beloved stadium smell long ingrained in my childhood memory.
Just when the Red Sox are falling apart, the Yanks are flush with cash, have a deep roster with lots of young pitching, they pull this. The results will be predictable. Even loyal fans like me think this is a bit over the top.
Even worse, it is only a matter of time before someone who knows and loves me, buys me a bottle, but replaces the content with some sort of hunting lure (like deer urine) or some smelly fish bait featured in a Larry the Cable Guy skit. Please don't . . .