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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Taking Back the Ballparks - Astros voting thread

Down to four choices, including its longstanding existing name.

Choose 1:

A) Apollo Park
B) Astrodome 2000
C) Crawford Grounds
D) Minute Maid Park

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SoSH U at work Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:49 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. QLE Posted: June 13, 2018 at 08:50 PM (#5691725)
B) Astrodome 2000
   2. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 13, 2018 at 08:54 PM (#5691730)
D) Minute Maid Park.

"Astrodome 2000" just reeks of failure and mediocrity, not to mention a leaky roof.
   3. PreservedFish Posted: June 13, 2018 at 08:54 PM (#5691731)

Honestly, I feel sorry for proposing and voting for a hokey name, but none of the safe boring nominees made it through to this round. Minute Maid, yuck. Gotta be Astrodome2000. Without the space, preferably.
   4. Baldrick Posted: June 13, 2018 at 09:22 PM (#5691753)
A) Apollo Park

The goofiness of Astrodome 2000 is too much for me, though I won't be mad when/if it wins.
   5. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: June 13, 2018 at 10:20 PM (#5691781)
A Apollo Park
   6. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: June 13, 2018 at 10:56 PM (#5691816)
B) Astrodome 2000
   7. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: June 13, 2018 at 11:37 PM (#5691834)
I don't know what Crawford Grounds is, but it's not as horrible as the other 3 choices, so it gets my vote.
   8. Baldrick Posted: June 14, 2018 at 12:09 AM (#5691851)
The stadium is on Crawford St, and the seats out in left field over the scoreboard are called the Crawford Boxes.
   9. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: June 14, 2018 at 09:57 AM (#5691945)
Apollo Park.
   10. Nasty Nate Posted: June 14, 2018 at 10:04 AM (#5691955)
B) Astrodome 2000
   11. Greg Pope Posted: June 14, 2018 at 10:42 AM (#5691989)
Blech. We’ve done about as poorly here as in the Tigers naming thread.

I guess C.
   12. Dag Nabbit at Posted: June 14, 2018 at 11:23 AM (#5692047)
I guess I'm odd here in that I like these choices. That said, none really stick out from the back.

When in doubt, go with the most conventional sounding name, as it isn't likely to age poorly for me.

So my vote: C) Crawford Grounds.
   13. Rusty Priske Posted: June 18, 2018 at 03:09 PM (#5694549)
This may be the silliest name I vote for in this whole endeavour, but I am going with B - Astrodome 2000.
   14. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 18, 2018 at 03:13 PM (#5694553)
Failure is Not an Option Grounds
   15. Panik on the streets of London (Trout! Trout!) Posted: June 18, 2018 at 03:20 PM (#5694563)
Astrodome 2000
   16. oscar madisox Posted: June 18, 2018 at 10:10 PM (#5694880)
The new options are not better than the current name, which is why I vote D.
   17. . . . . . . Posted: June 18, 2018 at 10:29 PM (#5694893)
D. What’s wrong with the current name?

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