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Taking Back the Ballparks - Philadelphia Phillies
  by SoSH U at work

Part 7: Philadelphia Phillies

And so we resume. We’re back in the National League East, visiting one of the oldest franchises in the sport.
Citizens Bank has been the sole title sponsor of the Phils’ home park since its opening in 2004. I never hear much about this one, so I’m guessing ...

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Posted: November 13, 2017 at 07:00 AM
Looking to next year
  by Andere Richtingen

For me at least, it’s time to start thinking about how the Cubs can get back on track in 2018.

So what is needed this off-season? I won’t say much about particular options, and instead lay out in order what I think are top issues:

1. A couple of starting pitchers. The Cubs have a solid core of ...

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Posted: October 23, 2017 at 02:04 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Rays voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

The Rays nominating thread attracted about as much attention as mid-day Rays game with the visiting Athletics.

Alas, we press on.

Choose one of the five names listed below.
A) The Aquarium
B) Rays Field
C) Suncoast Dome
D) Thunderdome
E) Tropicana Field


Editor’s Note: This will be the final ...

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Posted: October 02, 2017 at 02:12 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Tampa Bay Rays
  by SoSH U at work

Part 6: Tropicana Field
When I was a wee lad, there were a handful of parks that were almost exactly alike, and a whole bunch more that didn’t stray too far from the basic template – fully enclosed fields, with symmetrical walls (often with the stupid yellow line four inches from the top of the ...

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Posted: September 25, 2017 at 10:35 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Nationals voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

We’re down to five selections for the Nationals’ park. The key question is whether one emerges from the pack to challenge the only name the place has ever known, Nationals Park. Nats fans, I’m sure, would be happy to call it anything if it meant getting out of the upcoming first round of the ...

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Posted: September 18, 2017 at 10:15 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Boston Red Sox
  by SoSH U at work

OK, let’s face it. Everything tells us this one isn’t going to change. Fenway is just the kind of name we’re looking for in this endeavor, a distinct name with a connection to the neighborhood. And I’m not just saying that because of my lifelong Sox fandom. Fenway’s a legitimate keeper.

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Posted: September 04, 2017 at 10:05 AM

 

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