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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Taking Back the Ballparks - Phillies Voting Thread

A nomination process that turned in about as many gag suggestions (I think) as real ones didn’t leave the voting committee a whole lot of choices, but we managed to come up with these options for a replacement for Citizens Bank Ballpark.

As always, choose one.

1) Ben Franklin Field
2) Citizens Park
3) Declaration Field
4) Independence FIeld
5) Liberty Park

SoSH U at work Posted: November 21, 2017 at 09:55 AM | 25 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: November 21, 2017 at 12:27 PM (#5579424)
2. Citizens Park

Not a great bunch. That works and has some connection to the current park.
   2. JJ1986 Posted: November 21, 2017 at 12:30 PM (#5579430)
I actually like Citizens Park a lot.
   3. Baldrick Posted: November 21, 2017 at 01:35 PM (#5579511)
Citizens Park.
   4. Omineca Greg Posted: November 21, 2017 at 01:46 PM (#5579525)
3) Declaration Field
   5. Jeff Frances the Mute Posted: November 21, 2017 at 01:55 PM (#5579530)
No option for The Schmidt Hole?
   6. Jose Is Absurdly Chatty Posted: November 21, 2017 at 01:55 PM (#5579531)
5 Liberty Park
   7. Rusty Priske Posted: November 21, 2017 at 02:25 PM (#5579564)
5 Liberty Park

(I'd prefer Liberty Field, but that isn't an option.)
   8. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 21, 2017 at 04:28 PM (#5579696)
5) Liberty Park
   9. villageidiom Posted: November 21, 2017 at 07:27 PM (#5579852)
I abstain, as I think Fanatic Field is better than all of these, but I'll respect the nomination process enough not to vote for a name that didn't make the cut.
   10. QLE Posted: November 21, 2017 at 08:10 PM (#5579865)
5) Liberty Park.
   11. stevegamer Posted: November 22, 2017 at 04:46 AM (#5579974)
Somehow this set of 5 feels weak, given the nominations. I thought there were other better options in the nomination thread, but at least there are no glaring issues with things identically named.

Of the choices, it's got to be
2. Citizens Park
   12. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: November 22, 2017 at 08:35 AM (#5579990)
I like

1)

though I prefer the shortened form, "Franklin Field".
   13. Nasty Nate Posted: November 22, 2017 at 09:19 AM (#5580002)
Citizens Park
   14. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 22, 2017 at 09:31 AM (#5580006)
though I prefer the shortened form, "Franklin Field".


I would have liked it too, but the name has been taken for the last 122 years. Link
   15. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: November 22, 2017 at 09:41 AM (#5580012)
2) Citizens Park
   16. Omineca Greg Posted: November 26, 2017 at 06:32 PM (#5581216)
C'mon people! Get out and vote. Turnout is so low, we could be going all Serbian here.

I don't really care who you vote for, but I'll tell you why I voted for Declaration Field.

I've never been to Philadelphia. However, my wife went there last year for a conference. She didn't really have much foreknowledge of what it would be like. These conferences often take her to places she would never go otherwise, one year it was Grand Rapids, the year before that Fresno. She's a an open-minded, well adjusted person, so despite sometimes going to places that aren't traditionally touristy, she always comes back with cool stories and trinkets. I think she had put Philadelphia in that category, just an anonymous big American city.

But it turned out, she loved it!

The thing that made the biggest impression on her were all the physical manifestations of the Declaration of Independence. Obviously, it's not a big part of Canadian History, so we don't know much about it. As a visitor though, she said that citizens' enthusiasm for the Declaration was really infectious, and even if Canadians often find American patriotism a little off-putting, there was something about seeing just regular everyday people's pride in this document, that's so important in America, but really also to the world, that was exhilarating to her. Not just a vague idea of "America", which can be put into so many contexts that it seems like it's used as a con-job sometimes, but the actual concrete ideas of what the nation should be about. That's probably a tourist's perspective more than a local person's; I don't know if it comes into play for people who spend every day there, but my wife is excited to maybe go back one day and take it all in, instead of a few stolen moments in the middle of a very dry conference.

That's why I voted for Declaration Field. To me, it's the truest and most direct name exemplifying what my wife felt when she in Philadelphia.

I'm not electioneering, all those names are a tribute to that, so vote for the one you think sounds the best or you'd be the most comfortable using. But vote...it's part of your heritage, pick the one that sounds best to you, and when you do, celebrate a bit; it's something worth celebrating.
   17. PreservedFish Posted: November 26, 2017 at 07:03 PM (#5581224)
Citizens Park
   18. SoSH U at work Posted: November 26, 2017 at 07:46 PM (#5581236)
With the holiday, we're going to extend voting through Wednesday.

And 3) Declaration Field.

   19. Where have you gone Brady Anderson? Posted: November 26, 2017 at 08:15 PM (#5581242)
Fine, I’ll vote. I actually lived in South Jersey for two years, and I have nothing but fond memories of Philadelphia.

I like
4. Independence Field
   20. Greg Pope Posted: November 26, 2017 at 08:48 PM (#5581250)
Liberty Park
   21. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: November 26, 2017 at 11:16 PM (#5581289)
Citizens Park
   22. SoSH U at work Posted: November 29, 2017 at 10:45 AM (#5582558)
Reminder: Voting ends today.
   23. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: November 29, 2017 at 11:01 PM (#5583137)
The Suncoast Dome vote seems to have disappeared, as I discovered while searching for the list of upcoming votes.


Anyway, having no real affinity for any of these names, I turned to my most trusted adviser, and after explaining to him that, while brilliant, his suggestion of Franklin Field was a nonstarter, he chose Declaration Field on account of its being "most original" among the possibilities.

   24. SoSH U at work Posted: November 29, 2017 at 11:14 PM (#5583143)
The Suncoast Dome vote seems to have disappeared, as I discovered while searching for the list of upcoming votes.


It's available again.
   25. SoSH U at work Posted: November 30, 2017 at 10:28 AM (#5583273)
Well, that's it. Citizens Park is the choice, half-hearted as the turnout was.

We'll resume Monday with the Mariners.

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