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Monday, August 14, 2017

Taking Back the Ballparks - Rangers voting thread

So, we’re down to four.

The overwhelming choice in the nominees was some kind of return to the original name for the Rangers joint, though opinion seemed divided on the full name or the half-measure. So, we’re leaving both options available.

Choose between any of the four selections. However, if you prefer Choice A), then please follow it up with 1) the naked version or 2) the full throw-back to the Ballpark in Arlington.

For those who don’t like either of these options, you’d probably better head to the still-open nominating thread to coalesce behind a single alternative among the expected also-rans.

A) The Ballpark
    1) The Ballpark (by itself)
    2) The Ballpark in Arlington
B) Lone Star Stadium
C) The Stockade
D) Vandergriff Park

Voting will be open until this time next Monday, at which point we’ll announce the BTF choice, then throw out our third team.

SoSH U at work Posted: August 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM | 43 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. SoSH U at work Posted: August 14, 2017 at 10:17 AM (#5512654)
The polls are open.
   2. BDC Posted: August 14, 2017 at 10:36 AM (#5512673)
1) The Ballpark (by itself)
   3. Lassus Posted: August 14, 2017 at 10:46 AM (#5512685)
Ballpark in Arlington

(Also, I'm sorry I missed your email on this one, SoSH, I guess I thought it was a prelude to another.)
   4. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: August 14, 2017 at 10:49 AM (#5512686)
Lone Star Stadium
   5. Ziggy's screen name Posted: August 14, 2017 at 10:49 AM (#5512687)
There are lots of ballparks. Let's go with:

A2 - The Ballpark in Arlington
   6. Greg Pope Posted: August 14, 2017 at 10:57 AM (#5512700)
Lone Star Stadium
   7. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: August 14, 2017 at 10:58 AM (#5512703)
Lone Star Stadium
   8. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 14, 2017 at 10:58 AM (#5512704)
TBiA
   9. ajnrules Posted: August 14, 2017 at 10:59 AM (#5512706)
I actually like Lone Star Stadium.
   10. Rusty Priske Posted: August 14, 2017 at 11:03 AM (#5512712)
A-2 - The Ballpark in Arlington
   11. Nasty Nate Posted: August 14, 2017 at 11:05 AM (#5512716)
A)
2) The Ballpark in Arlington
   12. Baldrick Posted: August 14, 2017 at 11:16 AM (#5512738)
A2 - The Ballpark in Arlington
   13. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: August 14, 2017 at 11:18 AM (#5512744)
A2 - The Ballpark in Arlington

Though I admit it is sort of a boring choice. Lone Star Stadium sounds better, but also less baseball.
   14. Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: August 14, 2017 at 11:19 AM (#5512745)
A) The Ballpark in Arlington

There is just something a little too "Cowboys" about Lone Star Stadium.
   15. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: August 14, 2017 at 11:21 AM (#5512749)
Would have gone for C), but in the interest of defeating A), will vote for B)Lone Star Stadium.
   16. Hot Wheeling American in his sleazy salon Posted: August 14, 2017 at 11:23 AM (#5512750)
The Ballpark in Arlington
   17. TDF didn't lie, he just didn't remember Posted: August 14, 2017 at 11:26 AM (#5512752)
The Ballpark in Arlington
   18. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: August 14, 2017 at 11:56 AM (#5512785)
The Ballpark in Arlington
   19. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 14, 2017 at 12:34 PM (#5512821)
The Ballpark in Arlington
   20. Rough Carrigan Posted: August 14, 2017 at 01:32 PM (#5512901)
Lone Star Stadium.
At least it's a little distinctive. The Ballpark?
   21. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 14, 2017 at 02:25 PM (#5512964)
A2 - The Ballpark in Arlington
   22. RickA. Posted: August 14, 2017 at 02:33 PM (#5512968)
The Ballpark in Arlington
   23. Chris Fluit Posted: August 14, 2017 at 03:03 PM (#5512988)
Lone Star Stadium
   24. Steve Treder Posted: August 14, 2017 at 05:52 PM (#5513133)
Lone Star Stadium
   25. QLE Posted: August 14, 2017 at 06:32 PM (#5513143)
Vandergriff Park
   26. Bote Man Posted: August 14, 2017 at 08:28 PM (#5513184)
B) Lone Star Stadium
   27. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: August 14, 2017 at 10:11 PM (#5513268)
So I can no longer vote for "The stadium where BDC goes when it's over 100 degrees all summer long"

The Ballpark in Arlingon.
   28. stevegamer Posted: August 15, 2017 at 12:17 AM (#5513363)
A2 - The Ballpark in Arlington

   29. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: August 15, 2017 at 12:57 AM (#5513375)
Ballpark in Arlington
   30. Astroenteritis Posted: August 15, 2017 at 11:15 AM (#5513528)
Ballpark in Arlington (since "Dallas Rangers of Arlington Stadium" isn't an option)
   31. PreservedFish Posted: August 15, 2017 at 11:22 AM (#5513532)
The Ballpark in Arlington
   32. villageidiom Posted: August 15, 2017 at 12:54 PM (#5513614)
Lone
Star
Stadium
   33. villageidiom Posted: August 15, 2017 at 12:57 PM (#5513617)
There is just something a little too "Cowboys" about Lone Star Stadium.

Nah, "Cowboys" would be more like AT&T Cowboys Stadium of Dallas in Arlington feat. Jerry Jones.
   34. OsunaSakata Posted: August 15, 2017 at 01:46 PM (#5513683)
The Ballpark in Arlington.
   35. RMc's Unenviable Situation Posted: August 15, 2017 at 08:23 PM (#5514053)
Lone Star Ballpark.

And whoever suggested "The Stockade" should be horsewhipped.
   36. Where have you gone Brady Anderson? Posted: August 15, 2017 at 08:37 PM (#5514065)
Having a hard time getting excited about this one. Ballpark in Arlington, I guess.
   37. cardsfanboy Posted: August 18, 2017 at 07:50 PM (#5516546)
I like the Lone Star Stadium... I was trying to think of something to riff on Walker, Texas Ranger, but didn't come up with anything I liked(ie... Park for(or fer), Texas Rangers...uggh)
   38. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: August 20, 2017 at 01:57 PM (#5517294)
Reminder: Voting ends tomorrow morning. We'll announce the choice from this thread at around 10 a.m., and announce the next team.

Oh, and Lone Star Stadium.

   39. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: August 21, 2017 at 09:57 AM (#5517774)
D) Vandergriff Park

While also feeling pretty good that it'll remain available for the next place, as the old place retains its dire-yet-familiar name.
   40. villageidiom Posted: August 21, 2017 at 10:09 AM (#5517784)
By my count the above voting is:

A 22 (21-1 for A2 over A1)
B 13
C 0
D 2
   41. SoSH U at work Posted: August 21, 2017 at 10:19 AM (#5517790)
Nominations have been closed. The winner, by a narrower margin than I anticipated, was the original recipe: The Ballpark in Arlington, though Lone Star Stadium put up a decent fight.

The name will not only be the BTF choice for all future references to the current stadium, but can be used for the proposed new building designed to keep BDC cool. And it will also be available for the replacement for that park. I shudder to think what kind of amenities that place will need to make ballgame attendance still viable for BDC in the 2040s.

The new nominating thread will be announced shortly.
   42. SoSH U at work Posted: August 21, 2017 at 10:21 AM (#5517794)
Hey VI, could you send me an email through BTF?

   43. Scott Ross Posted: August 25, 2017 at 04:41 AM (#5520797)
I'm late to the party, but Turnpike Stadium -- Arlington Stadium's original name -- might've been nice.

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