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Thursday, August 02, 2018

Taking Back the Ballparks - Twins voting thread

Once a target of ill-considered contraction, the Twin Cities is now just the home of Target Field. The naming thread produced a slew of potential nominees for a new moniker, though with some support for the existing one.

We’ve narrowed it down to five selections. Choose wisely.

A) Great Northern Park
B) Hennepin Stadium
C) Mill City Field
D) Target Field
E) Twin Cities Field

Next Up: the birthplace of pro baseball.

SoSH U at work Posted: August 02, 2018 at 09:48 AM | 30 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Rusty Priske Posted: August 02, 2018 at 12:39 PM (#5719657)
I don't really care about any of them, but I will vote for any of the others to stop Target from winning.

Strategic voting time...
   2. QLE Posted: August 02, 2018 at 01:01 PM (#5719673)
A) Great Northern Park
   3. aberg Posted: August 02, 2018 at 01:02 PM (#5719676)
E) Twin Cities Field
   4. SoSH U at work Posted: August 02, 2018 at 01:13 PM (#5719686)
Great Northern Park
   5. Rusty Priske Posted: August 06, 2018 at 09:05 AM (#5721596)
What happened? All of a sudden nobody is voting...
   6. BDC Posted: August 06, 2018 at 09:12 AM (#5721599)
I think this is one of these cases where even cranky corporation-averse Primates are actually going to call the place Target no matter what we might vote on instead. I'll vote for Target (D) as an acknowledgment of reality …
   7. SoSH U at work Posted: August 06, 2018 at 09:22 AM (#5721605)
It's kind of strange, since the nominating thread was livelier than usual.
   8. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 06, 2018 at 10:09 AM (#5721632)
A) Great Northern Park.
   9. Nasty Nate Posted: August 06, 2018 at 10:19 AM (#5721640)
I think this is one of these cases where even cranky corporation-averse Primates are actually going to call the place Target no matter what we might vote on instead. I'll vote for Target (D) as an acknowledgment of reality …
I grudgingly agree.

D) Target Field
   10. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: August 06, 2018 at 11:16 AM (#5721677)
"Well, I don't like it, but that's what people are going to call it, so might as well capitulate" seems entirely antithetical to the spirit of the exercise.

A) Great Northern Park
   11. Ziggy's screen name Posted: August 06, 2018 at 11:21 AM (#5721682)
A - Great Northern
   12. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: August 06, 2018 at 01:02 PM (#5721755)
B) Hennepin Stadium. But really, anything but Target.
   13. DavidFoss Posted: August 06, 2018 at 01:19 PM (#5721764)
Great Northern Park
   14. Greg Pope Posted: August 06, 2018 at 01:21 PM (#5721765)
A = Great Northern
   15. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 06, 2018 at 01:25 PM (#5721766)
Target Field is a perfectly fine name. It's one of the best corporate sponsor names. I'd vote for it but .... I really really like Great Northern as a name.
   16. Red Voodooin Posted: August 06, 2018 at 01:35 PM (#5721772)
All of these names seem terribly boring. Great Northern??? Okay.
   17. Rusty Priske Posted: August 07, 2018 at 01:19 PM (#5722398)
All of these names seem terribly boring.


That seems appropriate for the Twins.
   18. Baldrick Posted: August 07, 2018 at 01:23 PM (#5722400)
Target Field is a perfectly fine name. It's one of the best corporate sponsor names. I'd vote for it but .... I really really like Great Northern as a name.

Target Field is a perfectly fine name. It's one of the best corporate sponsor names. I'd vote for it, especially because I really really hate Great Northern as a name.

D) Target
   19. BrokenBat Posted: August 07, 2018 at 05:51 PM (#5722660)
D) Target
   20. BrokenBat Posted: August 07, 2018 at 05:53 PM (#5722662)
I like Twin Cities Field, but Target Field is fine and more realistic. It's a good sponsor one, like AT&T and Safeco.

D) Target
   21. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: August 07, 2018 at 06:43 PM (#5722693)
As a local ...

A) Great Northern Park -- I guess, but for some reason it doesn't do much for me.
B) Hennepin Stadium -- Ugh.
C) Mill City Field -- I like this one, but I suspect I am alone.
D) Target Field -- Target is plenty loved her and the locals will call it this anyway.
E) Twin Cities Field -- People from Minneapolis and St. Paul have a weird rivalry and would hate this name.

In net, Target Field.
   22. Bote Man Posted: August 07, 2018 at 06:48 PM (#5722696)
Hennepin Field.
   23. SoSH U at work Posted: August 07, 2018 at 07:14 PM (#5722715)
Welcome to BTF BrokenBat. I hope you choose to stick around.

   24. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: August 08, 2018 at 10:30 AM (#5723034)
I like Twin Cities Field, but Target Field is fine and more realistic. It's a good sponsor one, like AT&T and Safeco.

Boy are you in for a surprise...
   25. SoSH U at work Posted: August 09, 2018 at 09:47 AM (#5723871)
Voting will end tonight.
   26. villageidiom Posted: August 09, 2018 at 10:12 AM (#5723908)
A
   27. DL from MN Posted: August 09, 2018 at 12:24 PM (#5724061)
Clearly A or D for these choices. I like A but would alter it to Great Northern Ballpark
   28. SoSH U at work Posted: August 10, 2018 at 07:40 AM (#5724543)
In a fairly close vote, Great Northern Park outpolls the existing name for the win.

We're down to six parks left.
   29. Bote Man Posted: August 10, 2018 at 10:53 AM (#5724631)
Well, BrokenBat voted twicet, but since he's new here I'll let it go. ::grumble, grumble::

Just kidding!
   30. SoSH U at work Posted: August 10, 2018 at 11:02 AM (#5724644)
On the other hand, I wasn’t sure if Voodoo voted even once.

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