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The Dodgers have an interesting slogan for 2014

Jan 31, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

Hmmm . . .

 

In my experience, if you breathe, you don’t turn blue. But maybe I’m missing the nuances.

Or, maybe it’s backwards and rather than a marketing slogan it’s instructions to people who are suffocating? Maybe?

  1. tfbuckfutter - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Well, here’s one point of discussion.

    Blue isn’t a verb.

    • rollinghighwayblues - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:39 PM

      Not so fast!

      http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue

      • tfbuckfutter - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:41 PM

      • notsofast10 - Feb 1, 2014 at 7:51 PM

        What do you mean notsofast?

    • clydeserra - Jan 31, 2014 at 2:31 PM

      I blue myself.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 31, 2014 at 4:16 PM

      Live and Breathe Blue for the Dodgers, maybe they had a problem with the printers.

  2. tfbuckfutter - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Although this will look delightful tattooed on the rib cage, just under the breast of a girl who is, for some reason, really committed to the local baseball team.

  3. jkcalhoun - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    In not-so-ancient times, persons whose breathing caused them to turn blue were treated by phlebotomists. Thus the origin of the phrase, “to bleed blue”.

  4. cur1968 - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Hang on a moment. There is a little known, but very real, condition knows as Methemoglobinemia. A person is born with it. They lack a certain enzyme (don’t ask me which: if I could remember the name off all these enzymes I’d have been a botanist) that allows proper haemoglobin to form. They enjoy a typically blue cast to their complexion.

    Perhaps the new slogan is directed to these blue people? If so, sufferers of Methemoglobinemia the Dodgers are your team!

    • historiophiliac - Jan 31, 2014 at 2:49 PM

      I thought that was from a heart condition — which reminds me of Vivien Thomas and I hate professions all over again…

      • cur1968 - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:13 PM

        Yep, there a fair few cardiac conditions which can make you blue. However they all tend to involve malformations, injuries, or combinations of those two. For this one though you’re structurally sound in all respects. You’re just bluish. I think the treatment of choice is vitamin A and br-thymol blue in the diet, but don’t quote me. I was around for an epic staff freak-out at the birth of an otherwise normal but blue infant. The stuff we did to that kid to get him to turn pink, oy vey.
        I’m glad he’s got a team to call his own.

      • historiophiliac - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:16 PM

        Why do you have to always gross me out with medical stuff? I should learn one of these days.

  5. chacochicken - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    That’s the best the marketing department can come up with? And they say baseball players are overpaid.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:52 PM

      They spent so much on players they had to farm out the marketing duties to the local high schools.

      Luckily they got one emo class because most submissions just suggested the Padres logo and the Giants logo having sex with each other.

      • chacochicken - Jan 31, 2014 at 2:14 PM

        I feel like high schoolers would do better. This seems like souless office drone stuff.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 31, 2014 at 2:17 PM

      Well, it’s not as bad as when they branded the French soccer team “white.”

  6. foreverchipper10 - Jan 31, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    No, no, no. That’s the slogan for the upcoming Smurfs movie in which Smurfette takes a job as a lifeguard. The smurf clan decides to go to the pool because they are all “baking like a toasted cheeser”. Brainy smurf gets the bright idea to go off the diving board even though he can’t swim. This magic moment when Smurfette gives Brainy mouth to mouth is what ultimately leads to the smurfs being banned from the pool. When asked for comment Brainy said it was smurfin’ worth it.

  7. glenuendo - Jan 31, 2014 at 2:10 PM

    Hell, the air in LA doesn’t come close to resembling blue.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jan 31, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      That’s….that’s probably a good thing.

      If the air around you is blue I suggest you either see an eye doctor or move.

      • km9000 - Jan 31, 2014 at 2:48 PM

        Was probably referring to, you know, the sky…

      • tfbuckfutter - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:31 PM

        Yes.

        I think that is probably what he meant too.

        But, see….then I couldn’t make a joke about it. So you understand my predicament.

  8. yousuxxors - Jan 31, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    that made me lol Craig

  9. schniz61 - Jan 31, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    I like this one better…

    “Don’t. Assault. Visitors.”

  10. shadowcell - Jan 31, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    “instructions on how not to choke” is a great idea for your sports team’s slogan, what are you talking about?

  11. km9000 - Jan 31, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    “Spend. Green. Repeat.”

  12. paperlions - Jan 31, 2014 at 4:41 PM

    It would make more sense like this:

    Blue? Breathe. Live.

  13. dylanthom2013 - Jan 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    “Watching the Dodgers is an experience akin to travelling through the cosmos – a majestic ethereal journey that overwhelms the senses and renders an individual prostrate in awe before the endless expanse of mystery and wonder before him.”

    (takes shovel to the head)

    “Live and breathe the Dodgers, an experience like no other”.

    (takes another shovel to the head)

    “Live. Breathe. Blue.”

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