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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

Up next: Snakes on the Grass

 

 

SoSH U at work Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:49 PM | 32 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)
Astrodome2000!

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 Balladeer 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 cut his hair and moved to Rome 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 ExactlyAsOld.com 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 Flushing! (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?
   18. Rusty Priske Posted: June 20, 2018 at 09:34 AM (#5695957)
First people vote for Coors for the Rockies and now people are defending Minute Maid?

Let's just call them all Mindless Capitalism Park and call it a day...
   19. SoSH U at work Posted: June 20, 2018 at 12:53 PM (#5696172)
Voting closes tomorrow at noon ET.

A) Astrodome 2000.

I prefer Apollo Park, but I'd rather see any of the other three than Minute Maid (I really don't get the backing. There was no support for Citi Field and Safeco, both original names and vastly superior ones to MM).

   20. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: June 20, 2018 at 01:01 PM (#5696184)
People grew up drinking Minute Maid orange juice, no one grew up banking at CitiBank or do whatever Safeco does.
   21. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: June 20, 2018 at 01:02 PM (#5696185)
I'm abstaining from this one only because I want the Astrodome name to stand alone without a year designation on it.
   22. JJ1986 Posted: June 20, 2018 at 01:05 PM (#5696190)
Crawford Grounds
   23. SoSH U at work Posted: June 20, 2018 at 01:05 PM (#5696191)

People grew up drinking Minute Maid orange juice, no one grew up banking at CitiBank or do whatever Safeco does.


And where do you think of when you hear Minute Maid?


   24. Nasty Nate Posted: June 20, 2018 at 01:13 PM (#5696202)
D. What’s wrong with the current name?
Nothing, now. But to my taste, it will become worse in a few years once the official name becomes TexBank Park or whatever.
   25. Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: June 20, 2018 at 01:39 PM (#5696239)
And where do you think of when you hear Minute Maid?


Nabnasset School in Westford, MA.

My comment was admittedly a bit of snark but I think "Minute Maid Park" is doing well because unconsciously people have a positive reaction to the name "Minute Maid."
   26. PreservedFish Posted: June 20, 2018 at 01:42 PM (#5696244)
The Astros abrogated their right to determine the name of this park when they inked their deal with Enron. That would be true even if it wasn't the worst company ever.
   27. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: June 20, 2018 at 01:58 PM (#5696265)
I leave you kids alone for five minutes, and look what happens.
   28. RickA. Posted: June 21, 2018 at 10:48 AM (#5696882)
Apollo Park
   29. SoSH U at work Posted: June 21, 2018 at 12:54 PM (#5696995)
So, in one of the few votes that had across-the-board support, Astrodome 2000 is the choice. It does seem a little fitting that the least serious of our new names have gone to the two quirkiest of the new ballparks - Astrodome 2000 and the Fish Tank.

The Snakes will be up shortly.

   30. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: June 21, 2018 at 01:12 PM (#5697011)
So, in one of the few votes that had across-the-board support, Astrodome 2000 is the choice.


I support the process, so OK, but I'll admit to being baffled by this one.
   31. Baldrick Posted: June 21, 2018 at 02:32 PM (#5697090)
This one feels like a place where results might have been different with ranked choice voting.
   32. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: June 21, 2018 at 09:49 PM (#5697491)
People grew up drinking Minute Maid orange juice, no one grew up banking at CitiBank or do whatever Safeco does.


And where do you think of when you hear Minute Maid?

Chemically preserved phony orange juice that I wouldn't feed to my worst enemy. But that's still better than thinking about the stadium that introduced plastic grass to baseball diamonds, never hosted a championship team in any sport, and was the site of an All-Star game with 8 hits, 20 strikeouts, and the only run scoring on a double play. Bringing back the Astrodome name would be like bringing back the Vietnam war.

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