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Taking Back the Ballparks - Diamondbacks voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

The nominating thread produced a number of suggestions, but no clear consensus.

We’re left with a half-dozen choices. Choose one.

1) Camelback Grounds
2) Palo Verde Park
3) Saguaro Blossom Field
4) Sonoran Grounds
5) Sonoran Reach
6) Southwest Park

Up next: Taking aim at Target.

Posted: July 10, 2018 at 10:26 AM
Most Meritorious Player: 1944 Results
  by DL from MN

Congratulations to Dizzy Trout, our 1944 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Dizzy Trout	103	7	6
Stan Musial	96	7	0
Snuffy Stirnweiss	86	7	1
Hal Newhouser	82	7	0
Lou Boudreau	62	6	0
Satchel Paige	41	4	0
Bob Johnson	39	5	0
Stan Spence	34	4	0
Bucky Walters	32	4	0
Vern ...
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Posted: July 03, 2018 at 03:56 PM
Bigfoot, and Unicorns, and the Red Sox Bullpen
  by villageidiom

Reports are that “Tyler Thornburg” is joining the Red Sox bullpen today. This is the closest we’ve been to actual confirmation that “Tyler Thornburg” actually exists.

Entertaining the hypothetical, let’s consider what the implications would be for the pitching staff, were this to happen. ...MORE

Posted: July 03, 2018 at 11:18 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Arizona Diamondbacks
  by SoSH U at work

Following the lead of the Rangers, the Diamondbacks owners were in negotiations over the conditions of their 20-year-old ballpark, which I like to think of as Miller Park Southwest (I’ve only been to Miller, but they strike me as pretty similar. Their retractable roof set-ups look alike from my ...

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Posted: June 22, 2018 at 08:00 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Astros voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

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

 

 

Posted: June 13, 2018 at 02:49 PM
Most Meritorious Player: 1944 Discussion
  by DL from MN

All of the leagues are hollowed out of prime career players.

The Cardinals and Browns met in the Streetcar Series sharing the same home park. The Cardinals won in 6.
The Homestead Grays beat the Birmingham Black Barons 4 games to 1 in the Negro World Series.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR ...
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Posted: June 05, 2018 at 06:07 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Houston Astros
  by SoSH U at work

Exhibit A in the Trouble with Naming Rights. Minute Maid Park was formerly known as Enron Field, until that energy trading company became the poster child for corporate malfeasance. Contrast that with Houston’s former home. The greatest potential embarrassment for the Astrodome was if George ...

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Posted: June 05, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Rockies voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

For the Rockies, we’ve got four variations on the mountains that give the team its name and the region its identity, plus the old standby corporate name that has served the club without incident for more than 20 years.

A) Coors Field
B) Front Range Park
C) Mile High Park
D) Mountain View Park
E) ...

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Posted: May 29, 2018 at 09:53 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Orioles voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

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 ...

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Posted: May 22, 2018 at 11:05 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - The Voteless
  by SoSH U at work

Based on my assessment of the nominating threads, we’re going to give hall passes to the Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, and, with a little less certainty, the Milwaukee Brewers. Congrats to Wrigley Field, Yankee Stadium and Miller Park for making the grade.

Posted: May 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM

 

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