I read today that two New York City Council members want the new Mets ballpark named Citi/Taxpayer Field in reference to the federal bailout of Citigroup, which owes $400 million over the next 20 years to call the stadium Citi Field. After all, Citigroup will be able to pay that $400 million thanks to an infusion of taxpayer dollars.
I’d like to say I suggested the name change first, but I’m sure plenty of people, especially New Yorkers, proposed the same thing. (For the record, I suggested the name U.S. Taxpayers Field in a post on this blog Nov. 24, the day the Bush administration announced it would bail out Citigroup.)
Regardless, today I came across a well-written column by Newsday‘s Wallace Matthews about this topic and the “unholy marriage” of Citigroup and the Mets. Here’s a link to the column: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/ny-spwally265942390nov26,0,5323479.column.