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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: February 21, 2018 at 12:15 AM (#5627813)
C) The Big A

   2. QLE Posted: February 21, 2018 at 01:12 AM (#5627821)
D) Gene Autry Something
   3. JAHV Posted: February 21, 2018 at 04:20 AM (#5627826)
D) Gene Autry Something

I originally went with the Big A, but it can still be called that as a nickname, and Autry deserves to have his name on there.
   4. villageidiom Posted: February 21, 2018 at 07:01 AM (#5627835)
Autry.
   5. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: February 21, 2018 at 07:05 AM (#5627837)
Autry
   6. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: February 21, 2018 at 08:33 AM (#5627865)
B) Angel Stadium. "The Big A" works as a nickname but would be a stupid real name IMO.
   7. Rally Posted: February 21, 2018 at 08:57 AM (#5627877)
B) Angels stadium
   8. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: February 21, 2018 at 09:27 AM (#5627896)
D) Gene Autry Something. Count me in the "it's a nickname, dammit" crowd re Big A.
   9. JJ1986 Posted: February 21, 2018 at 09:29 AM (#5627899)
Gene Autry Arena
   10. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: February 21, 2018 at 09:37 AM (#5627901)
D) Gene Autry Exposition Center And Conference Venue
   11. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: February 21, 2018 at 11:02 AM (#5627987)
D) Autry
   12. Shredder Posted: February 21, 2018 at 11:55 PM (#5628454)
B) Angels Stadium.
   13. Howie Menckel Posted: February 22, 2018 at 12:04 AM (#5628463)
fyi, 29 MLB teams are described by their full titles in 2018 Topps cards

the other one is "The Angels"

no location
   14. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: February 22, 2018 at 02:05 AM (#5628485)
B
   15. Rusty Priske Posted: February 22, 2018 at 09:46 AM (#5628557)
Angels Stadium...

But I am kind of disappointed that it isn't 'Angels Stadium of Anaheim'.

The whole name is pretty important.
   16. ajnrules Posted: February 22, 2018 at 09:56 AM (#5628562)
D) Gene Autry Something
   17. Graham & the 15-win "ARod Vortex of suck" Posted: February 22, 2018 at 10:02 AM (#5628567)
D) Gene Autry Something
   18. TDF didn't lie, he just didn't remember Posted: February 22, 2018 at 10:22 AM (#5628580)
D - Gene Autry Stadium
   19. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: February 22, 2018 at 12:58 PM (#5628791)
This thread is funny. The Angels/SoCal people voted for the B, and people outside of the area are voting D.
   20. SoSH U at work Posted: February 22, 2018 at 01:03 PM (#5628806)

This thread is funny. The Angels/SoCal people voted for the B, and people outside of the area are voting D.



I noticed that. If you Halo fans want to goose the results, you're welcome to invite other fans on here to drive up the B vote (that was kind of the hope when I started this).

   21. Baldrick Posted: February 22, 2018 at 01:29 PM (#5628837)
B. Angels Stadium
   22. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: February 22, 2018 at 02:47 PM (#5628934)
If you Halo fans want to goose the results, you're welcome to invite other fans on here to drive up the B vote (that was kind of the hope when I started this).
I'm not sure how I'd do that. There's not too many Angel fans here, and the SoCal fans that are here are mostly Dodger fans — there might be almost as many Padres fans as Angels fans here, and that's a sad thing to admit.

I'm really surprised at how much people outside the area think Autry still matters to Angel fans. He doesn't.
   23. SoSH U at work Posted: February 22, 2018 at 02:50 PM (#5628939)
I'm not sure how I'd do that.


Do you visit any Angel-specific sites? They're welcome to join us.
   24. oscar madisox Posted: February 22, 2018 at 02:57 PM (#5628945)
I'm not a SoCal guy, but I'm still voting for B.

   25. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: February 22, 2018 at 03:00 PM (#5628950)
The Big A. Angels Stadium is boring.

Idgaf about Autry, though I get why people do.
   26. SoSH U at work Posted: February 22, 2018 at 03:03 PM (#5628956)
Angels Stadium is boring.

That's my feeling. And it's never even been its actual name, so it's not like it has inertia going for it.

I'm going with D.

   27. Nasty Nate Posted: February 22, 2018 at 03:11 PM (#5628966)
That's my feeling. And it's never even been its actual name, so it's not like it has inertia going for it.
I though that's what it was named in real life, but I see the current name is the singular Angel Stadium. Maybe that's what people thought they were voting for? If Gene Autry "Something" can be a suggestion, I think Angel Stadium and Angels Stadium are the same thing.

BTW, I tried to find the nomination thread, so I clicked on the 'angels' and 'stadium names' tag on this thread. But the thread is not there. And so I found it through google, and lo and behold it's tagged with 'angels' and 'stadium names.' Do tags just not work on this website?
   28. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: February 22, 2018 at 08:37 PM (#5629163)
I'm not sure how I'd do that. There's not too many Angel fans here, and the SoCal fans that are here are mostly Dodger fans — there might be almost as many Padres fans as Angels fans here, and that's a sad thing to admit.

I'm really surprised at how much people outside the area think Autry still matters to Angel fans. He doesn't.


Well I grew up in O.C. in the 60's, 70's and early 80's so was and still am a fan. My dad and grandfather are Red Sox fans so my allegiances were determined before birth, but I always like the Angels and used to see about 20-30 games a year(never forget the one game where a drunken guy must have shouted "DECINCES" at least 400 times..it was awesome).

Anyway, I choose C

The Big A
   29. Nasty Nate Posted: February 23, 2018 at 09:37 AM (#5629411)
I vote (B)
   30. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: February 23, 2018 at 11:33 AM (#5629536)
I still like my suggestion of The Halo (not sure why it didn't get any traction), but I'll go with Gene Autry Entity X.
   31. stevegamer Posted: February 26, 2018 at 09:18 PM (#5630849)
D. Autry something. But this one seems to have only one answer I don't like, which is A.
   32. SoSH U at work Posted: February 26, 2018 at 09:45 PM (#5630857)
Voting ends tomorrow evening.

   33. Greg Pope Posted: February 27, 2018 at 10:37 AM (#5630985)
D

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