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Taking Back the Ballparks - Miami Marlins
  by SoSH U at work

Before the Braves moved to the ’burbs, Marlins Park served as the go-to example of shady local political dealings to use public funds to build a new ballpark for the supremely rich. On a related note, Jeff Loria and David Samson were involved in the process.

Now the club is, at least ...

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Posted: April 16, 2018 at 09:56 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Tigers voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

I didn’t sense a lot of consensus on the name, though I’d peg Tiger Stadium as the favorite going into the vote. The absence of consensus has resulted in a full plate of offerings, including the current moniker.

If you prefer Tiger, choose the letter and the number.


A) Comerica park
B) Grand ...

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Posted: March 23, 2018 at 10:20 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Detroit Tigers
  by SoSH U at work

Comerica Park is named after a bank. I guessed it was an insurance company. Not much difference, I suppose. Tiger Stadium was once called Briggs. That was named after a former owner of the club. Before that it was Navin Field, named after the protagonist in The Jerk (that may not be 100 percent ...

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Posted: March 13, 2018 at 11:10 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Cardinals voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

Just four choices this week. If it goes as expected, and Busch is the clear winner, we’ll close voting early.

1) Busch Stadium
2) Gateway Field
3) Musial Grounds
4) Sportsman’s Park

Select One.

Up next: The Cards’ opponent in the first World Series played in this ballpark, the Tigers. ...MORE

Posted: March 13, 2018 at 10:16 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - St. Louis Cardinals
  by SoSH U at work

Now, it’s quite possible there is some obscure law in Missouri that says the home of the Cardinals must be named after the first family of bland American beer. But, screw it, let’s take some chances.

The National League’s most successful franchise has been playing in its current home for a ...

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Posted: March 05, 2018 at 10:00 AM
BBTF ANNUAL CENTRAL PARK SOFTBALL GAME 2018
  by villageidiom

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Field: TBA
Post-game meetup: TBA

I will update the above as we get more details. I don’t know who is booking the field, nor when we’ll know. But let’s start talking softball.

Posted: March 01, 2018 at 03:49 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Angels voting thread, the Sequel
  by SoSH U at work

The non-Angels fans have spoken. The new name for the ballpark in Anaheim begins with team founder Gene Autry. But we’re going to need to stick something at the end of that. Choose whatever appendage you want, Field, Park, Stadium, Grounds, something other or the suggestion by villageidiom, who ...

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Posted: February 27, 2018 at 08:06 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Angels voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

We’ve got four choices for the team that will be named later (in all likelihood).

It could come down to whether the folks who think the Big A is a nickname, not a name, dammit, can rally around a single contender.

Choose 1:

A) Anaheim Stadium
B) Angels Stadium
C) The Big A
D) Gene Autry ...

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Posted: February 20, 2018 at 07:58 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Los Angeles Angels
  by SoSH U at work

Sticking to a name has never been a strong suit for the franchise. Born the Los Angeles Angels, that soon gave way to the California Angels, the Anaheim Angels, the tonguesore of the recent past and even their new name, whatever the hell that is.* Similarly, the ballpark has gone from Anaheim ...

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Posted: February 12, 2018 at 02:48 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Mets voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

It’s time for the Mets vote.

Here are your choices.

1) Citi Field
2) City
  If this is your selection, choose between Field or Park
3) Gotham Grounds
4) Metropolitan Stadium
5) Willets Point.

Voting will run through this time next Monday, at which point the team with a name Al Michaels ...

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Posted: February 05, 2018 at 12:10 PM

 

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