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Taking Back the Ballparks - Indians voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

We’ve got four choices for the new name for the Tribe’s home park, though based on the nomination thread, the old name is the odds-on favorite.

A) Burning River Park
B) Cleveland Stadium
C) Forest City Park
D) Jacobs Field

Next Up: Is Democracy Dead?

 

Posted: May 10, 2018 at 10:31 PM
Half full or half empty?
  by Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

As most of you know, I’m a natural optimist so I know my answer to that question.  Having said that, it’s pretty hard to feel that great right now about what’s happening with the offense.  There’s been so much talk about launch angle, and how the new coaching group doesn’t teach that the same way, ...

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Posted: May 07, 2018 at 10:41 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Cleveland Indians
  by SoSH U at work

I visited Progressive Field on the first of a back-to-back with my PNC jaunt. Though obviously overshadowed by its rival to the southeast, the Jake remains a beaut, and perhaps represents the largest improvement from the old park to the new (I guess Cascadia Field, Allegheny Park and China Basin ...

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Posted: May 01, 2018 at 08:40 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Marlins voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

OK, well we have a similar situation with the Angels vote, though with a twist. Will we go with the very fitting nickname, with a critical other meaning, or settle on something else.

Those who don’t like the idea of a nickname of any type may want to try to rally around one of the other options. ...MORE

Posted: April 25, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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: August 11
Time: TBA
Field: TBA
Post-game meetup: TBA

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

Posted: March 01, 2018 at 03:49 PM

 

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