MLB Thinks Fans Don’t Know The Difference Between Mud And Mid

Imudsummer-classic‘m not sure how many people are fans of both NASCAR and MLB, but I’m pretty sure they are not stupid enough to show up to a race track in Ohio expecting the All-Star game.

Yes, the MLB has pressured Eldora Speedway of Rossburg, Ohio (pop. 200) to re-name a summer promotional that for the past three years has gone under the name “Mudsummer Classic,” alternately “Mud Summer Classic.”

It seems the name, which refers to a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race that takes place every summer on Eldora’s short-track dirt oval carved out of a cornfield, sounds a little too much like the “Midsummer Classic,” MLB’s nickname for the annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Which, we should point out for those of you who are confused, is an annual professional baseball game that takes place in a different major-league ballpark every summer, and has nearly nothing to do with racing 450-hp pickup trucks around a dirt track.

You know, I get that you have to protect your property and all, but this seems to be a little extreme. Is there anyone who honestly is going to go to a little town in Ohio expecting to see the All-Star game because they misunderstood the difference between Midsummer Classic and Mudsummer Classic?  For their part, the officials at Eldora seem to be taking the hit in stride.

In a statement, Roger Slack, the general manager of Eldora Speedway, expressed a heartfelt apology to fans who may have been confused by the similar-sounding names: “We hope all of the baseball fans who traveled to Rossburg, Ohio the past three years in anticipation of the MLB All-Star Game enjoyed the race and the $2 beers​.”

10 thoughts on “MLB Thinks Fans Don’t Know The Difference Between Mud And Mid

  1. I’m surprised NASCAR caved to Commissioner Corleone. It’s got about as big a following as baseball, and nobody’s ever accused the France family of lacking cojones. Wonder if the local track caved in without checking in down in Florida?

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  2. Hey person who likes NASCAR racing and not baseball; “Do you want to see the Midsummer classic ?”

    ” Oh, you mean the race in Ohio?”

    Hey person who likes baseball and not NASCAR ; ” Do you want to see the Midsummer classic?”

    ” Oh you mean the race in Ohio?”

    Hey person who likes both; Why do you like both? What’s fucking wrong with you?

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