New York Yankees fans could use this timely stadium giveaway, handed out on August 30, 2008, to count down the days until their beloved team left its
longtime stadium. Of course, it might not be suitable to calculate their ridiculous payroll unless they add a few more spaces for extra digits on the display.
It does seem a bit strange to give away a calculator at a baseball game. I mean, hats, t-shirts, beer mugs, boom sticks, etc. all seem a lot more like reasonable promotional items. Maybe the calculator symbolizes the fact that a large chunk of NYC’s economy revolves around finance and number crunching.
So, maybe you don’t own a baseball team. But maybe you work for some sort of company. Really, any company. If baseball teams can give away promotional calculators, surely almost every other organization would benefit as much (I would assume more) from such a giveaway. Slap your logo on the top, and propagate it effortlessly. After all, calculators make their way to desktops, home offices, and schools. And, occasionally, baseball stadiums.