Chris Uggen's Blog: what better name for the cheap chic ballpark?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

what better name for the cheap chic ballpark?

our twins have named their new ballpark target field, a solid and remunerative choice, but not one that inspires the locals.

many of us advocated for a more mellifluous moniker, such as the beautifully evocative land o' lakes park.* i'd also heard mention of post-it park, the spam center, best buy ballyard, mill city field, stassen stadium, wheaties field, old dutch center, grain belt grounds, puckett park, and macy's-formerly-dayton's-and-then-marshall-field's fields.

though target isn't the most exciting name, the firm seems like the right corporate citizen to represent our cheap chic ballclub. the name's only sour connotation comes from its association with the target center, home of the hapless wolves. and, who knows? good ideas tend to come back around every few years. in 2012, the minnesota vikings may be coming to you -- live! -- from land o' lakes stadium in beautiful shoreview, minnesota.

* whenever i say this name, i hear loons in the background.


At 9:44 AM, Blogger Woz said...

As much as I would have liked Marshall's Field as a stadium name, I had naively held out hopes that maybe we could name it after Kirby or even Humphrey again, but alas, no money in that...

At 12:13 AM, Blogger christopher uggen said...

me too, woz, though i'm from the charmin' harmon killebrew era. given the corporate financial incentives, nobody names stadiums after great leaders anymore.

hell, when's the last time anybody named a new venue "soldier field," "veteran's stadium" or "war memorial coliseum?" i'm no warmonger, but such names carry a bit more gravitas than the enron fields of the modern era.


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