(Bloomberg) — Call it an oversight. The San Francisco Giants omitted Salesforce.com Inc.’s mark on the city’s skyline months after forging a partnership with rival company Oracle Corp.
On opening day at the ballpark Friday, the Giants offered fans a 2019 calendar with a birds-eye view of San Francisco. There was only one thing missing: Salesforce Tower, the tallest office building west of the Mississippi, which dominates the city’s skyline. As its name implies, the building is the headquarters of one of Oracle’s fiercest competitors.
The Giants said the Salesforce Tower omission was an honest mistake.
“We obviously need an updated photo,” said Shana Daum, a spokeswoman for the baseball team. “That is an old photo because we have not had an updated aerial photo taken due to production schedules.” Salesforce Tower is visible in some photos inside the calendar, she said, and the Giants have had a longstanding partnership with the cloud-based software company.
Oracle, the world’s second-largest software maker, paid more than $200 million in January for the naming rights to the ballpark where the Giants play, now known as Oracle Park. The company, co-founded by Larry Ellison, will have its name affixed to the stadium for 20 years.
(Updates with comment from the Giants in third paragraph.)
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