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Our pristine national pasttime has finally been penetrated by Hollywood's tainted lucre. ESPN reports (via a WSJ story) that advertising for Spider-Man 2 will be littered about major league baseball stadiums this summer. Webbed logos will appear on the bases and the batters' on-deck circles during play, and covers bearing advertising will be placed over home plate and the pitching rubber before the games start.

Nothing good can come of this marriage of convenience. What's next, the Rock's next movie branded onto a steroid needle? Derek Jeter bagging Lindsay Lohan?