Yesterday we mentioned the derisory names some folks want to hang on Citi Field now that Citigroup is a Federal beggar. Well, city councilmembers Vincent Ignizio and James Oddo have made the mockery quasi-official, at least, by publicly suggesting that the new park be renamed Citi/Taxpayer Field. Even better, reporters got Mets COO Wilpon and Citigroup spokesman Steve Silverman to issue a no-comment, further legitimizing the mockery. A small victory, but we expect that on opening day any public-address shouts to Citigroup will be greeted with the sort of abuse Mets fans usually reserve for relief pitchers.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 26, 2008