ROSSBURG, Ohio (Dec. 7, 2015) — Major League Baseball (MLB) must think its fans are idiots.
And in order to protect their fans, the league threatened legal action against Eldora Speedway, a half-mile clay oval in western Ohio near New Weston.
Because MLB was apparently concerned that its fans — which it must think have the brain capacity of a 3-year-old — would somehow confuse Eldora's “Mudsummer Classic,” a NASCAR truck series race, with the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which is often promoted as the “Midsummer Classic.”
Let's examine the issue: Both events take place in July, but, besides the similar monikers, that's about all they have in common.
Regardless, in order to avoid any kind of friction, Eldora has agreed not to use the Mudsummer name in the future. There is no word on whether or not the race will be renamed the “This Is Not A Baseball Game 75.”