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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Taking Back the Ballparks - Orioles voting thread

Much to my surprise, there was some debate over the proper name for the ballpark in Baltimore. We all agreed that the existing parts are just fine, but there was some argument over which is the best name for the place.

Here are the choices:

A) Camden Yards
B) Oriole Park
C) Oriole Park at Camden Yards

I’d like to think you won’t require me to tip the electoral scales here and make the right decision.

We’ll vote on Colorado soon.

SoSH U at work Posted: May 22, 2018 at 11:05 AM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. SoSH U at work Posted: May 22, 2018 at 11:16 AM (#5677203)
A) Camden Yards, obviously.

   2. Panik on the streets of Flushing! (Trout! Trout!) Posted: May 22, 2018 at 11:19 AM (#5677206)
A)
   3. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: May 22, 2018 at 11:21 AM (#5677209)
A. Duh.
   4. JJ1986 Posted: May 22, 2018 at 12:15 PM (#5677265)
C
   5. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 22, 2018 at 12:33 PM (#5677272)
Camden Yards
   6. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: May 22, 2018 at 12:47 PM (#5677286)
A. Camden Yards
   7. QLE Posted: May 22, 2018 at 01:13 PM (#5677298)
A) Camden Yards
   8. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: May 22, 2018 at 01:25 PM (#5677311)
was it OPACY from the start? I seem to remember that is was just CY at the beginning. When did the add the OPA?

OK--wiki answers my question:
Former Orioles owner Eli Jacobs favored naming the new field Oriole Park, while then-Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer favored Camden Yards. After considerable debate a compromise was reached to use both names
   9. Greg Pope Posted: May 22, 2018 at 01:35 PM (#5677322)
A
   10. Chris Fluit Posted: May 22, 2018 at 03:06 PM (#5677423)
A: Camden Yards
   11. Rusty Priske Posted: May 23, 2018 at 09:27 AM (#5677954)
A - Camden Yards
   12. villageidiom Posted: May 25, 2018 at 10:31 AM (#5679505)
Name it C, but call it A.
   13. SoSH U at work Posted: May 25, 2018 at 10:35 AM (#5679508)
Non Oriole-related, but I'd like to alert our other panelists to check their emails.

   14. toratoratora Posted: May 25, 2018 at 10:42 PM (#5679876)
I've lived in Baltimore since 05 and I have never heard anyone local refer to it as anything other than a play on Camden Yards (Camden, The Yards).

That's the name for it.
A
   15. stevegamer Posted: May 26, 2018 at 11:12 PM (#5680239)
C allows you to call it which one you like. C it is.
   16. BDC Posted: May 27, 2018 at 08:34 AM (#5680260)
A
   17. Captain Supporter Posted: May 27, 2018 at 01:00 PM (#5680311)
A
   18. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: May 28, 2018 at 01:02 AM (#5680623)
A
   19. escabeche Posted: May 28, 2018 at 05:32 PM (#5680805)
C because a truly great team should have its team name on its house. Plus I like the insider joke of pronouncing it "Opacky."

   20. SoSH U at work Posted: May 29, 2018 at 10:31 AM (#5681229)
Camden Yards carries the day, suggesting all is right with BTF.

Colorado goes on the clock shortly.

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