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Look To The Cookie, Bud Selig

I’m not kidding, if Bud Selig would only look to the cookie, all his problems would be solved.

And thankfully for him, Mrs. Fields, the purveyors of deliciously delectable cookies of all shapes, sizes and tastes has signed on to become the Official Cookie of Major League Baseball. The crummy, tasty inside scoop, courtesy of Sports Biz with Darren Rovell:

12 individually wrapped Mrs. Fields cookies with team-specific logos on them will retail for $35.99.

The company will also sell smaller cookies, called nibblers, in 48- and 96-count tins with an MLB logo on it for $29.99 and $39.99 respectively.

Teams that will be rolled out first are the 2010 playoff teams can get their team’s cookies first — the San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers. Teams which didn’t make the playoffs but have a huge following — the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, and St. Louis Cardinals — can also get logoed cookies and tins. The rest of the teams will be available by Opening Day.

What the heck? You plop down 36 freaking bucks and all you get out of it is twelve freaking cookies? What a ripoff! I’m sorry, not interested. No way could I afford to bring a tin of those cookies, Ring Dings and a big plastic jug of Pepsi to a dinner party at that steep price! But hey, if you are one of those rich folks who can throw money around like it’s going out of style just to get your hands on some overrated cookies imprinted with the logo of your favorite MLB team, be my guest. Myself? I was always more of an Otis Spunkmeyer kind of guy.

Heh. Spunk. Wait…

Major League Baseball Has An Official Cookie [Sports Biz with Darren Rovell]