Yankees Sod….And So Much More

I really enjoyed this article in today’s New York Times in which we learn that the Yankees and Major League Baseball have licensed the precise brand of grass that’s used to blanket the field at Yankee Stadium. It’s being marketed at Home Depot as “Yankees Sod.”

The first thing I did after reading the article was to rush outside and take a good look at my yard. Were there any brown patches on the lawn that needed to be filled with Yankees Sod?
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You bet. The reason? We have a lot of these.
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I know. They’re adorable. But they have the appetite of CC Sabathia, and their meal of choice is grass.
I decided to call Home Depot and order some Yankees Sod. Maybe the rabbits are Red Sox fans and won’t eat it.
Then it occurred to me that there should be other everyday products licensed by the Yankees and MLB. For instance, I bet they use a really heavy duty cleaning liquid at the Stadium to get the spilled beer off the seats, not to mention the globs of mustard. So how about a product called Mr. Yankee?
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Then there are those push brooms used by the grounds crew to smooth the dirt in the infield. Shouldn’t they be sold as Yankee Sweepers and wouldn’t every Yankee fan want one for around the house?
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There’s always plenty of pre-recorded music playing at the ballpark. Surely, someone has thought of creating an iYankeetunes store where we can download “New York, New York” and other favorites onto our iPods?
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I’ve always coveted the nifty shirts/aprons worn by those who sell peanuts and cotton candy at the Stadium. So why not Yankee Vendorwear?
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The possibilities are endless. But what I’d really like to see the Yankees dabble in is a line of home furnishings. How could I resist putting an authentic Yankees Dugout Bench where my living room couch is now?
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Oh. It would require a good scrubbing, wouldn’t it. Fortunately, I’d have Mr. Yankee and the Yankee Sweeper to help get the job done.
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21 comments

  1. letsgoyankees

    I love those caps they wear too. Why don’t they market those? It could start this huge fad of people wearing baseball caps!
    Sometimes I surprise myself with my brilliance.

    For the record yes, I am joking.

  2. Jane Heller

    I’ll look forward to your mini-review, Orangebird. Let me know when it’s up and I’ll be there.

    The caps are cool, Letsgoyankees. You never know. The Yankees could market them too.

  3. Erin Kathleen

    “Yankee Sod”? Now I’ve seen everything! I suppose C.C.’s contract isn’t going to pay for itself, though. Personally, I think I would prefer Twins brand field turf. Never needs mowing, watering, or any other lawn maintenance. It’s perfect for lazy people like me! Of course, it needs a layer of rock-hard concrete underneath to make it truly authentic.-Erinhttp://plunking-gomez.mlblogs.com

  4. Jane Heller

    The air fresheners are a good idea, Julia. They can come in several “flavors”: hot dog, peanuts, beer, pretzels, even nachos!

    Let me know if you do get the sod for your dad, Canuck. I’d love to know how he reacts.

  5. Jane Heller

    I thought I’d seen everything when MLB licensed those caskets, Erin. Remember the post I did on that? People can actually be buried in coffins with their team’s logo and colors. But I like the Twins brand field turf – perfect for my living room floor.

    Canuck, you should get the little Flip Video camcorder I’ve been using. It’s tiny and works pretty well. Totally point and shoot, which is great for my non-techie brain.

  6. Jane Heller

    Oh, I hate when computers go berserk, Canuck! Nooo is right. The score is tied now. Uh-oh.

    I bet you had a great time interviewing everybody, Elizabeth. I guess we’re not shy. 🙂

  7. Jane Heller

    Rabbits are eating everybody’s lawns, but I’d never harm a hair on those hares! They’re much too cute.

    And you’re right, Bugs. In fact, I bet all the members of the animal kingdom are Yankee fans.

  8. Jane Heller

    The Yankees have raised ticket prices AND merchandised grass, Kathy. Now let’s hope they can put a winning team on the field.

  9. davesseeds

    love all the cute angles – but what nearly every suburban Yankee fan has is a lawn or love for plants. Yankees Sod offers fan the ability to have the same quality lawn or planter while deepening the connection to their beloved team.
    Yankees Sod is green, and what could be more satisfying than to low mow your lawn with the criss cross of Yankees Stadium and then enjoy a catch with your kids or a nice barbeque?
    It is not complicated – like so many other products – it is basic – Yankees Sod – the best grass in baseball.

    Imagine that Yankee cofin covered with a nice piece of Yankees Sod that the departed loved ones can tend to and care for for years to come. A basic connection to both the person and the team – rabbits or not.

    I checked my Home Depot – wow it is nice grass!

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