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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: 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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