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Newsblog: Taking Back the Ballparks - Miami Marlins

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 figureheadively, run by Derek Jeter. Though his background is decidedly different from previous Miami chiefs, he kept alive the club tradition of Fish gutting this offseason. That means that among the ...

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SoSH U at work Posted: April 16, 2018 at 09:56 AM | 54 comment(s)
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Newsblog: Taking Back the Ballparks - Tigers voting thread

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 Circus Field
C) Kitty Corner
D) Motor City Stadium
E) Motown Field
F) Tiger
  1) Field
  2) Stadium

SoSH U at work Posted: March 23, 2018 at 10:20 AM | 24 comment(s)
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Newsblog: Taking Back the Ballparks - Detroit Tigers

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 accurate, but I don’t want to find out I’m wrong).

While it’s not the much-beloved stadium it replaced, Comerica is a nice little ballpark in the heart of the city. I went to a game there with ...

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SoSH U at work Posted: March 13, 2018 at 11:10 AM | 36 comment(s)
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Newsblog: Taking Back the Ballparks - Cardinals voting thread

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.

SoSH U at work Posted: March 13, 2018 at 10:16 AM | 15 comment(s)
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Newsblog: Taking Back the Ballparks - St. Louis Cardinals

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 little more than a decade, when new Busch replaced old Busch, which likely was the crème de la crème of the cookie-cutters, which is a complisult of the highest order. 

Nothing much has changed ...

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SoSH U at work Posted: March 05, 2018 at 10:00 AM | 30 comment(s)
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Newsblog: BBTF ANNUAL CENTRAL PARK SOFTBALL GAME 2018

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.

villageidiom Posted: March 01, 2018 at 03:49 PM | 52 comment(s)
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Newsblog: Taking Back the Ballparks - Angels voting thread, the Sequel

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 championed the Singing Cowboy’s case so passionately to begin with, Arena.

Whatever the case, it’s nice to know that it’s longstanding nickname will still be just as appropriate.

 

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SoSH U at work Posted: February 27, 2018 at 08:06 PM | 20 comment(s)
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Newsblog: Taking Back the Ballparks - Angels voting thread

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 Something (if naming the place after the Singing Cowboy is the choice, we’ll figure out the proper appendage in a subsequent vote).

Next up: The home to the BFIB.

SoSH U at work Posted: February 20, 2018 at 07:58 PM | 33 comment(s)
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Newsblog: Taking Back the Ballparks - Los Angeles Angels

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 Stadium to Edison International** Field and then Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The one constant is its nickname, the Big A, which will likely get some strong support in this here endeavor. It’s simple, but ...

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SoSH U at work Posted: February 12, 2018 at 02:48 PM | 44 comment(s)
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Newsblog: Taking Back the Ballparks - Mets voting thread

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 couldn’t recall on two separate occasions
yesterday will be on the clock.

SoSH U at work Posted: February 05, 2018 at 12:10 PM | 32 comment(s)
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