Hi folks, I don't know about you, but I'm totally disgusted with Major League Baseball (MLB) and their upcoming "Spiderman 2" promotion. For those of you who don't know, movie logos will be put on the bases, the pitching rubber, and in the batters box during that weekend. Also teams are being encouraged to promote various tie-in activities. But to be honest, while the increase in blatant advertising bugs me that's NOT why I'm encouraging a boycott. What really bugs me is that MLB is basically lying about it and figuring we're too stupid to notice! According to MLB, "It's part of our effort to market the game in a holistic style, but mostly to market it to a whole demographic: kids." Come on. How stupid do they think we are? Exactly HOW is putting these Spiderman 2 ads supposed to help promote kids' interest in baseball?? Are we really supposed to believe that little Joey and Jane are going to say "Gee - I haven't really been interested in baseball, but I hear they've got advertisements for Spiderman 2 at the ballpark this weekend! Can we please go to the game?" This is a money grab, plain and simple. MLB is looking for a new revenue source, and they should just admit it rather than insult our intelligence. To those of you who, like me, are baseball fans: Please boycott baseball entirely that weekend. Do not buy tickets. Do not watch the game on television. Do not listen to it on the radio. And let your favorite team know you're doing this. You might find this Rob Neyer article from espn.com interesting reading.