Leave it to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick. While all the other baseball hacks are reporting on boring stuff that nobody cares about (trades, signings, the crappiness of the O’Hare Hilton), he’s bringing us the good stuff.
From Crasnick’s Twitter:
In other news .. San Diego OF Kyle Blanks just became the 5th player to get the Matt Sosnick-Paul Cobbe company logo tattooed onto his arm.
“License to Deal” trivia: The other Sosnick-Cobbe tattoo guys are Jon and Jason Pridie, Tigers P Zach Simons and Dontrelle Willis.
That’s right, Matt Sosnick and Paul Cobbe have five (out of 33) Major League clients who have agreed to get their agency’s logo tattooed on them (logo shown in upper right).
Well, actually, John Pridie is no longer a client. He joined the Sosnick-Cobbe team a few years ago as an agent.
I think one of two things is going on here. Either Sosnick and Cobbe are the greatest guys/agents in the whole world and their clients were dying for a way to express their gratitude, or these tattooed players totally misunderstood when Sosnick and Cobbe talked to them about the importance of branding.