The Red Sox have a new spring training home aptly known as JetBlue Park at Fenway South. I imagine it’s a wonderfully posh facility with endless amenities, but the team forgot to do one simple thing: purchase the domain name for jetbluepark.com. As of this morning, typing that address in your browser will bring you to the Yankees homepage on MLB.
Here’s the reaction of Red Sox executive vice president and chief operating officer Sam Kennedy when he was informed yesterday afternoon:
“It does?” said Sam Kennedy. Kennedy then watched as Red Sox senior adviser Charlie Steinberg typed jetbluepark.com onto his phone. “We’re going to have to look into that … My reaction is that jetbluepark.com should go to redsox.com, not yankees.com.”
And my reaction is that Sam Kenndey’s reaction could have been far less lame. Sammy was no doubt the life of the party at the Red Sox Christmas gala.
The domain name was purchased by the devious Eric Engelman of Fort Myers last March when the Sox announced that JetBlue had secured the naming rights for the complex. He paid $8 for it using his wife’s GoDaddy account. I imagine he’ll be hearing from Kennedy and his team of unsettling cronies some time this morning, if he hasn’t already.