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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Taking Back the Ballparks - Marlins voting thread

OK, well we have a similar situation with the Angels vote, though with a twist. Will we go with the very fitting nickname, with a critical other meaning, or settle on something else.

Those who don’t like the idea of a nickname of any type may want to try to rally around one of the other options.

Choose One:

Biscayne Bowl
Fish Tank
Marlins Park
Southernmost Park

Next Up: The Jake not that close to the Lake

 

SoSH U at work Posted: April 25, 2018 at 10:16 AM | 37 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. SoSH U at work Posted: April 25, 2018 at 11:48 AM (#5659875)
The Fish are on the Clock.

   2. QLE Posted: April 25, 2018 at 03:17 PM (#5660202)
A. Biscayne Bowl
   3. Absurd Joey Blotto Posted: April 25, 2018 at 03:23 PM (#5660209)
A. Biscayne Bowl
   4. PreservedFish Posted: April 25, 2018 at 03:26 PM (#5660216)
FISH TANK
   5. SoSH U at work Posted: April 25, 2018 at 03:34 PM (#5660231)
Finally some votes. I was starting to think this was a Marlins game.

B. Fish Tank.

   6. BDC Posted: April 25, 2018 at 03:46 PM (#5660252)
Fish Tank!
   7. A sad, lost penguin wandering the tundra, dreaming Posted: April 25, 2018 at 03:47 PM (#5660253)
Fish Tank
   8. JJ1986 Posted: April 25, 2018 at 03:48 PM (#5660258)
Fish Tank
   9. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: April 25, 2018 at 03:50 PM (#5660262)
Fish TANK
   10. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 25, 2018 at 03:54 PM (#5660268)
Gotta vote for my nominee, Southernmost Park. Looks like the snark is going to win though.
   11. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: April 25, 2018 at 04:02 PM (#5660281)
With reservations, I'll go with Fish Tank

The team has been so badly run by so many different ownership groups, that I do think the waters have been poisoned beyond repair with that fan base. So for that reason, I think the otherwise inappropriately snarky response works.
   12. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: April 25, 2018 at 04:06 PM (#5660288)
I like the Fish Tank (even once the snark is stripped away).
   13. Baldrick Posted: April 25, 2018 at 04:38 PM (#5660337)
Fish Tank
   14. Nasty Nate Posted: April 25, 2018 at 04:59 PM (#5660356)
Marlins Park

I think stadium name changes should generally be avoided, unless they stupid and/or are corporate names that are going to be changed anyway.
   15. Greg Pope Posted: April 25, 2018 at 05:31 PM (#5660386)
Fish Tank
   16. stevegamer Posted: April 26, 2018 at 01:59 AM (#5660760)
Fish Tank
   17. oscar madisox Posted: April 26, 2018 at 08:22 AM (#5660790)
Marlins Park.
   18. villageidiom Posted: April 26, 2018 at 04:53 PM (#5661355)
I will vote for Marlins Park, though that wouldn't stop me from calling it the Fish Bowl.
   19. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 26, 2018 at 04:56 PM (#5661359)
Looks like the snark is going to win though.
Welcome to the internet. You must be new here.

Fish Tank.
   20. RickA. Posted: April 27, 2018 at 01:44 PM (#5661686)
Fish Tank
   21. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: April 27, 2018 at 02:15 PM (#5661703)
Fish Tank
   22. Omineca Greg Posted: April 27, 2018 at 03:28 PM (#5661758)
With reservations, I'll go with Fish Tank

The team has been so badly run by so many different ownership groups, that I do think the waters have been poisoned beyond repair with that fan base. So for that reason, I think the otherwise inappropriately snarky response works.

This is where I'm at, except I'm just on the other side of the line. The fact that the ownership so obviously deserves the derision does factor in my decision.

I love "The Fish Tank". As somebody pointed out, it's a complete sentence. A bouquet of Primeys to oscar madisox and Greg Pope who collaborated on coining it.

But it's just so different than the other names, I can't do it.

I'll do Southernmost Park.
   23. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: April 30, 2018 at 11:02 AM (#5662821)
None of the others speak to me at all, but I'd have gone with whatever had the chance to beat the awful choice.

Might as well write in Shed Payroll Aquarium for all it'll matter at this point.
   24. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 30, 2018 at 12:05 PM (#5662861)
Fish Tank
   25. Nasty Nate Posted: April 30, 2018 at 12:15 PM (#5662869)
I didn't vote for it, but Fish Tank works by itself without any snarky double-meaning or pejorative.
   26. SoSH U at work Posted: April 30, 2018 at 12:15 PM (#5662870)
Voting will close tomorrow, though that looks like a formality at this point.

   27. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 30, 2018 at 12:24 PM (#5662879)
I didn't vote for it, but Fish Tank works by itself without any snarky double-meaning or pejorative.

That's the beauty of it. They are called the Fish. And the home of fish is often a tank.

But, it also accurately lampoons their hideous management.
   28. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: April 30, 2018 at 02:32 PM (#5663033)
Fish Tank.
   29. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: April 30, 2018 at 06:11 PM (#5663172)
Like [22], I think [11] has it just right except that I'm not quite convinced that we should discard a sense of decorum that I was hoping for out of this project. Injecting snark seems out of place. Combine with [14] - the incumbent, unless clearly bad, should have a huge advantage in these votes.

Marlins Park.
   30. SoSH U at work Posted: May 01, 2018 at 10:01 AM (#5663521)
And, despite the misgivings from some, Fish Tank carries the day. Here's hoping that someday the name only has one meaning.

   31. Omineca Greg Posted: May 01, 2018 at 10:14 AM (#5663533)
Россия не имела ничего общего с этими выборами.

И вы не можете доказать обратное.

Наслаждайтесь аквариумом, товарищи.
   32. Rusty Priske Posted: May 08, 2018 at 09:41 AM (#5668376)
Call me a grumpy gus or whatever, but I think this result really taints the entire undertaking.

This is a joke name. That is really too bad.
   33. Nasty Nate Posted: May 08, 2018 at 01:01 PM (#5668524)

This is a joke name. That is really too bad.
I think that if the Marlins were an upstanding, spending & contending franchise, this name would have still been nominated and voted in by this undertaking.
   34. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 08, 2018 at 01:05 PM (#5668527)
Call me a grumpy gus or whatever, but I think this result really taints the entire undertaking.

This is a joke name. That is really too bad.


I don't see it. The name makes sense without the snark. And, the Marlins are a joke of an organization.
   35. PreservedFish Posted: May 08, 2018 at 01:43 PM (#5668549)
This isn't just an acceptable name, I think it may be the apotheosis of the entire project.
   36. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: May 08, 2018 at 03:46 PM (#5668673)
I look forward to all the impassioned defenses for "Snake Pit" and other equally terrible choices on the grounds that "snake pits are a thing!"
   37. ajnrules Posted: May 15, 2018 at 08:25 PM (#5673065)
Fish Tank

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