I promised myself that the word ‘vuvuzela’ would not be written on this blog anywhere. Sounds too much like the private regions of a woman. But the irony of this is too much to pass up.
First, the Yankees have decided to ban the razzy sounding horn popularized and yet hated at the World Cup from Yankee Stadium. Rumor has it that one fan had one grabbed from him by security as he entered the Yankee-Philly game.
Yet at the same time, the Florida Marlins will be giving away 15,000 similar horns, considered obnoxious by many, as part of a promotion Saturday night. This may backfire on the Marlins.
These horns won’t be exactly the same as the vuvuzelas we’ve been seeing (and most likely hearing) at the World Cup.
From the Palm Beach Post:
The horns to be given away before Florida’s game against Tampa Bay are similar to but not the same as the soccer horns, said Sean Flynn, the Marlins’ vice president for marketing.
"They’re not as buzzing as vuvuzelas, but they’re loud,’ he said.
I’m sure as usual, Major League Baseball will have to come down with an edict, making a policy in horrendous detail, what is allowed and not allowed in MLB parks resulting in more security issues at parks.