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By Joe Kukura on Sep 23, 2014

Authentic fans may not like it, but advertisements on Major League Baseball uniforms may be on deck. The NHL recently considered but rejected the idea of putting brand logos on hockey uniforms, and the NBA is tinkering with their uniforms in a way that may be very ad-friendly. But Major League Baseball may be the leadoff hitter when it comes to placing ads on uniforms, according to San Francisco Giants team CEO Larry Baer. "I would forecast that it's coming," Baer said in an interview on San Francisco's KNBR. "It's just going to come in a way, hopefully, that's tasteful. Look, advertising has been a part of the world of baseball for a long time. Remember the old outfield signs that said, 'Hit it here, win a suit'?" (Baer is referencing the "Hit Sign, Win Suit" ad for Abe Stark at the Brook

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