Found December 16, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
Thanks to the Yu Darvish posting process, American baseball fans have been given a wonderful opportunity to become acquainted with the oddly named Nippon Ham Fighters, Darvish's Japanese team. This has prompted all sorts of questions from the general public. Why does the ham need to be fought? How exactly does one fight against ham? Is the ham honeyglazed? What happens if the ham wins? OK, yeah we know, they aren't the Ham Fighters of the city of Nippon. They are the Fighters sponsored by the company of Nippon Ham. The point is it sounds funny and has opened our minds to the world of possibilities that come with MLB teams gaining their own ill-fitting corporate sponsor name. Clearly we have no choice but to pick the "best" corporate moniker for each MLB franchise. New York Yankees Yankees - The only team so rich that they sponsor themselves. Hometown Buffet Rays - Considering the average age of Florida residents, this sponsorship might have the happy sid...
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