Jay-Z/David Ortiz vol. Yankee/Red Sox Beef

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[h2]East Coast rivalry: Jay-Z sues David Ortiz over nightclub name[/h2]
By 'Duk

Did Big Papi just pull off a big copy?

That's what rapper and noted Yankee fan Jay-Z is contending after he and a business partner filed a lawsuit against the Boston Red Sox star on Thursday.

Jigga's beef? Ortiz opened a nightclub in Santo Domingo in his native Dominican Republic and named it "Forty-Forty." 

Jay-Z thinks that's too close to his line of sports lounges" which carry the "40/40 Club" name, no matter if Ortiz is spelling out the digits in order to be different.

Reuters has more:
"Jay-Z and Juan Perez(notes) own 40/40 Clubs in New York City, Atlantic City and Las Vegas and have plans to open further venues in Tokyo and Macau.

"They have accused Ortiz of trading on the fame, value and goodwill of their name through his club Forty/Forty and its website, www.fortyforty.net, which they say has caused their business 'marketplace confusion and damage,' the lawsuit said.

"'David Ortiz(notes) is fully aware of plaintiff's Manhattan 40/40 Club, since he had been a patron there on several occasions long before he opened his infringing Forty/Forty Club,' said the lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court.


As Fanhouse's Tom Fornelli points out, Ortiz has never had a 40 homer, 40 steal season so it doesn't make sense for him to rip off the name — no matter how much he likes the food.

Thanks to Papi's lapse in creativity, this has to qualify as one of the strangest instances of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry. Not that Ortiz's performance can fall any further — he's hitting .154 with 13 strikeouts in 26 at-bats this season — but dragging a Red Sox rival into court is one heck of a great mind game from a Yankees fan.  

Wonder what Jay-Z's path would have been if it was A-Rod who did the same thing?

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Originally Posted by JumpmanFromDaBay

Giants-Dodger Rivalry > Yankees-Red Sox



And this is coming from a Mets fan.

BTW, please remember that New York birthed both of those baseball teams.
 
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imo yankees-red sox is over rated its always being talked about. nobody outside of NY and Boston cares about this rivalry
 
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Originally Posted by JumpmanFromDaBay

imo yankees-red sox is over rated its always being talked about. nobody outside of NY and Boston cares about this rivalry
same can be said for SF and LAD
 
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Originally Posted by Laced Up Jordans

Originally Posted by JumpmanFromDaBay

imo yankees-red sox is over rated its always being talked about. nobody outside of NY and Boston cares about this rivalry
same can be said for SF and LAD
ya true but its no all over ESPN and FOX every time they play like NY-Bos
 
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This man is not speaking for all Giants fans. Most of us are not that stupid/naive.
 
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imma let you finish your pointless baseball quibbling, but Duke/UNC is the greatest rivalry in sports.
 
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Forty-Forty?

Ortiz can't be that stupid...


Wait..He called for more steroid testing and then he get busted for steroids...so maybe he is
 
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Originally Posted by dvdjamm5150

Forty-Forty?

Ortiz can't be that stupid...


Wait..He called for more steroid testing and then he get busted for steroids...so maybe he is


  
 
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how can you enforce copyright laws in another country. is there some sort of international court for this????
 
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Originally Posted by PharelFor3

how can you enforce copyright laws in another country. is there some sort of international court for this????
Thats what I was thinking. But I dont know specifics about copyright laws so take that for what its worth. Either way, hes gotta focus on hitting the ball and not opening restaurants.
 
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