The Wall Street Journal
says that Citigroup is looking at forfeiting their naming rights to the new Mets ballpark
. Citigroup claims not to be using their TARP funds from the federal government to pay for putting the name "Citifield" on the park -- just as they said the corporate jet
they recently had to give up was likewise non-TARP-funded -- but given the public mood they're thinking maybe they should keep a low profile. That would stick the Mets for the $400 million they're expecting from the deal, and the team reiterated today
that theirs is a "legally binding agreement" with Citigroup.
We renew our call for President Obama to nationalize the naming rights, call it Jackie Robinson Park, and FTW.