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Postby slomo007 » Fri May 07, 2004 2:03 pm

And I thought Texas was going to stick to its grounds:

From Rotoworld:

The Rangers have announced a 30-year agreement establishing Ameriquest Field in Arlington as the new name for The Ballpark in Arlington.
Too bad the Rangers' highest-paid player didn't get into the bidding. Chan Ho Park sounds better than Ameriquest Field.


Have to admit that Chan Ho joke wasn't too bad...good job Rotoworld.
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Postby EK711 » Fri May 07, 2004 2:23 pm

BOOOO! :-t :-t

No sir I don't like it.

Not the Chan Ho joke.... Just Ameriquest Field. Bleck :-P .
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Postby Amazinz » Fri May 07, 2004 2:30 pm

Ameriquest? At least if they're going to sell out they could have picked a better sponsor, lol. :-P
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Postby LBJackal » Fri May 07, 2004 2:35 pm

Well it was bound to happen. I can't blame them for making money the same way every other team in baseball does. Ameriquest Field sounds catchy already. At least it's not Petco or something :-D
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Fri May 07, 2004 4:51 pm

This just makes me pray I never see historic fields like Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park and Wrigley never change their names...
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Postby Madison » Fri May 07, 2004 5:27 pm

Yeah, they've been shopping the naming rights for awhile. I still like the old name better, but we could have ended up with much worse. :-/
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Fri May 07, 2004 5:32 pm

What teams don't have corporate names to represent their stadiums now? Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, Orioles, Toronto, Cleveland....not too many. Who else hasn't sold out......yet?
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Postby LBJackal » Fri May 07, 2004 5:44 pm

Many people don't realize Wrigley Field is named after a product. Wrigley Gum.
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Fri May 07, 2004 5:47 pm

Damn, lol I never knew that. I guess it's just because of the storied history of Wrigley Field.
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Postby LBJackal » Fri May 07, 2004 5:53 pm

Yeah it's been called that forever so people just assume it was named after the area or a street near by. But at one point the Cubs were owned by the president of Wrigley, and called it Wrigley field (I think his name was Wrigley as well, so I guess it's after the owner and a corporate sponsorship). I wonder if Wrigley is paying for the name, or if it has just remained like that since Wrigley owned the team :-?
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