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Posted: 6/6/2002 10:31:14 PM EST
It always bothered me that the Seattle Mariners baseball stadium (built against taxpayers wishes after rejected by a popular vote) named by selling the rights to the highest bidder, Safeco Insurance Company. As a taxpayer built facility, it should bear a name that honors someone or something in the community, not a damn ripoff insurance company.

But I was just reading something about the Houston Astro's baseball stadium being renamed "Minute Maid Park".

Is this true? What a stupid name. It supposedly only cost Minute Maid $100 million. How can you Texans be proud of such lame ballpark name?

I don't care much about baseball or most other pro sports, but the commercialization of our society is getting ridiculous.
Link Posted: 6/6/2002 10:53:49 PM EST
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It always bothered me that the Seattle Mariners baseball stadium (built against taxpayers wishes after rejected by a popular vote)...
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With special thanks to Ron(F--kYouThisIzMyTown!)Sims


...named by selling the rights to the highest bidder, Safeco Insurance Company. As a taxpayer built facility, it should bear a name that honors someone or something in the community, not a damn ripoff insurance company...
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[CEO]Just who do you think built this country - the working stiff taxpayers? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!![/CEO]

...But I was just reading something about the Houston Astro's baseball stadium being renamed "Minute Maid Park".

Is this true? What a stupid name...
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[Michael Eisner]"Mickey Mouse Park" - Yeah. I like it![/Michael Eisner]


...It supposedly only cost Minute Maid $100 million. How can you Texans be proud of such lame ballpark name?
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How do you expect meet the terms of Alex(ShowMeDaMoney)Rodriguez' contract? It's not as if the [i]team[/i] is capable of funding it.


...I don't care much about baseball or most other pro sports, but the commercialization of our society is getting ridiculous.
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We're past the 'getting there' point. We've arrived.
Link Posted: 6/7/2002 2:13:06 AM EST
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How do you expect meet the terms of Alex(ShowMeDaMoney)Rodriguez' contract? It's not as if the [i]team[/i] is capable of funding it.
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FYI....A-Rod doesn't play for the Astros, he plays for the Rangers and their stadium is the Ballpark in Arlington.
Link Posted: 6/7/2002 2:55:07 AM EST
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...along with those little freakin' icons in the corner of your TV for every channel...and the way the screen shrinks during the credits so they can squeeze in a commercial; and you can't read the credits.

TOO MUCH.
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 12:55:46 PM EST
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How do you expect meet the terms of Alex(ShowMeDaMoney)Rodriguez' contract? It's not as if the [i]team[/i] is capable of funding it.
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FYI....A-Rod doesn't play for the Astros, he plays for the Rangers and their stadium is the Ballpark in Arlington.
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Yes, I know - I thought this was in reference to the TR's. Shows how often I get down south.
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 12:58:02 PM EST
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Link Posted: 6/9/2002 1:00:28 PM EST
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I hate seeing arenas named after their corporate sponsors. I really wanted them to name the Rangers new place Ryan Field or something similar. The Ballpark in Arlington isn't too bad though. At least it isn't Tampax Field. [shock]
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 1:09:36 PM EST
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Link Posted: 6/9/2002 1:10:54 PM EST
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Yeah, that's a GREAT idea. Name big sports facilities and malls after corporations...hmmm, what ever happened to Enron Field?!?!

I have been waiting FOREVER to ask this one.[:D]

ByteTheBullet  (-:


Damn, too slow )-:
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 1:22:49 PM EST
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Minute Maid Park...Where the fans are juiced, and the players are squeezed.
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More like the players are juiced and the fans are squeezed. [:D]
Link Posted: 6/9/2002 1:30:37 PM EST
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Link Posted: 6/9/2002 1:42:56 PM EST
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Link Posted: 6/9/2002 7:07:19 PM EST
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It always bothered me that the Seattle Mariners baseball stadium (built against taxpayers wishes after rejected by a popular vote)
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