|Published:||Feb 22, 2012 5:36 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 22, 2012 6:25 AM EST|
LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. -- When you hear the words Jet Blue Park, you might automatically assume all things Red Sox. But it turns out, Jet Blue Park is connected to their Yankee rivals on the information super highway.
This is something Red Sox nation will not be happy about. Jet Blue Park, it's the new spring training home to the Boston Red Sox but a Lehigh Acres man has the web domain to the park and it takes you to the home page of the New York Yankees.
"It was kind of funny to me because I couldn't believe no body checked it first," said Eric Engelman, owner of jetbluepark.com
If the Boston Red Sox thought Jet Blue Park was all Boston, all the way down to the same color green that is used at Fenway Park, they're mistaken.
"Found a discount and purchased it for $8," said Engelman.
Engelman thought of something else.
"I just went on to godaddy.com and typed in jetbluepark.com and its was available so I went ahead, searched out a coupon online and bought it," said Engelman.
Type in the words jetbluepark.com and you'll find something Red Sox fans might cringe at.
"One day it just clicked in my head that it would be funny if I put it to the yankees.com," said Engelman.
Jetbluepark.com takes you to the home page of the arch nemesis of the boys from Boston, the New York Yankees.
"I just thought it was kind of a funny thing and I figured maybe a dozen people in the world would have ever see it," said Engelman.
Engelman enjoys the favorite past time but these aren't even his favorite teams.
"I'm not a fan of the Yankees, I'm not a fan of the Red Sox, I'm a Cubs fan," said Engelman.
Our partners at the News Press say the Red Sox Chief Operating Manager, Sam Kennedy, plans to look into the domain name change but Engleman says its not up to the Beantown ball players.
"Red Sox don't own the park, Jet Blue doesn't own the park, you and I, we own the park," said Engelman.
For the last year, Engleman has owned the rights to jetbluepark.com and says no one from the Red Sox organization has approached him. He doesn't plan to change anything about it, he says he'll enjoy the laughs for now.
"It was one of those things, for $8, I was willing to have a little bit of fun with it and I think I'm getting my money worth," said Engelman.
Engleman did a little research and says there is a trademark on Jet Blue but not Jet Blue Park.
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