Monday, September 15, 2008

Target Field.....huh.

I'm not sure how excited I am about the new ballpark's name.

I'm excited that the wait is over and we don't have to speculate any more.

But I'm wondering how wise it is to put a giant bullseye on our team.


Seems like tempting both our opponents and fate. And it hasn't really worked out so well for the T-Wolves.

8 comments:

Jeremiah said...

Bullseye aside, it just seems like it's tacky an unoriginal. Could we come up with something more imaginative that has "target" in there?

TelegaWoman said...

My husband and I are betting as to how many said Targets will be in the stadium. One day we're going to go to the game really early and tally them up. I'm betting over 100.

k-bro said...

I feel somewhat responsible since I spend so much money at Target. They've certainly become rich off my inablity to shake the "Target Syndrome" (going there for one item, and spending $137 on all sorts of crap). I suppose they're counting on Twins fans getting "Target Field Syndrome" (going there for one game and buying season tickets).

linda said...

Ugghh........

S.Rail said...

When I first heard of the Park, I didn't think they were serious. I mean, can't you think of a better name than that? At least it isn't Wal-Mart Park...oh thank god.

Anonymous said...

Throughly disappointed on principle. Of course I wasn't expecting anything BUT a corporate sellout. But I heard a nice alternative summed up by a caller at the WCCO station.

More or less he said, "Why couldn't Target name it Target's Carneal Field?" (or something similar)

EXACTLY!! Corporation can still have their logo all over everything, but we can class the place up by naming after someone worth while. Sheesh, it wasn't that long ago that our priorites totally changed with this stuff...
the HHH Metrodome (contrary to popular belief) is not named after Haliburton, Honeywell and Hormel.

I realize I'm banging my head into the wall over this one. But man, it would be nice.

Just think... the Xcel Center could have been called Xcel's Herb Brooks Arena.

Why hasn't anyone considered this before?

--tammy

claudia said...

it makes me think of target practice. i don't like the whole corporate trend, but i guess that stems back to wrigley field. personally i liked just plain 'twins ballpark.' if the yankees can have yankee stadium, why can't we just have twins?
and what are they gonna call dome dogs?

oh, and 'target syndrome' is so dangerous! i don't think i ever leave there with just what i went in for.

Jeremiah said...

Oh, I was having fun with the new "dome dogs" names. Of course you could have the "Target Dogs" or "Get Dogs", but my favorite is "Tar Dogs"! It just sounds like something we should go for. And smokers would think they wouldn't need to leave the stadium to get a fix, they can just have a "Tar Dog" and be happy! Whaddya think Katie? Next poll a new "Dome Dog" name?