Levi’s sponsorship of the Giants reaches really, really far

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San Francisco-based Levi’s has been a sponsor of the San Francisco Giants for a long time. Signs all over AT&T Park and stuff. Pretty standard, I suppose. This, culled from an article about Levi’s renewing its deal with the Giants, is not so standard:

The San Francisco-based brand will also rename the Giants’ casual Friday policy for front office staff, which will become Levi’s Casual Fridays, ‘encouraging employees, including players and coaches, to sport their Levi’s jeans on Fridays’.

“RE-name?” Casual Friday for a few hundred office staff had a proper name before? Apart from “casual Friday?”

If this is the beginning of a new trend, do you suppose I could get the folks at Isotoner to sponsor the workplace fashion policies here at Chez HardballTalk?

Justin Turner and Chris Taylor named co-MVPs of NLCS

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Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and SS/CF Chris Taylor have been named co-MVPs of the NLCS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

Turner hit .333/.478/.667 with four singles, two home runs, and five walks across 23 plate appearances in the NLCS. He hit a walk-off three-run home run off of John Lackey in the ninth inning to win Game 2 for the Dodgers.

Taylor hit .316/.458/.789 with two singles, a double, a triple, two home runs, and five walks in 24 NLCS plate appearances. He hit a go-ahead solo home run in Game 1. He hit another go-ahead solo homer in Game 3 and later added an RBI triple.