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Friday, March 09, 2007








Baseball Fans: Welcome to MARVIN Field, home of your Detroit Tigers!

Now I know that not many people care anymore, as pretty much everybody I know (with the exception of my colleauge, the 'stones) lived in Michigan at one point in time and now doesnt, but I just thought that everyone should be aware that the not-so-venerable Comerica Park may be undergoing a name change. Why? Corporate scandal a la MCI center/Enron Field? Bankrupcy as in the case of 3-Com (and a host of others to be that stadium's namesake) park? Conversion to Islam? Well the answer is no to all of the above. A couple of days ago, Comerica Bank announced that it will be ceasing managerial operations (i.e., you can still use the ATMs) in Michigan, and all will be moved to Texas. Now, I dont want to oversell this. I generally dont think that banks play all that big a role in the economy of a town. I think their stature is often inflated by the fact that they lease several floors of some largely vacant downtown office building, and as a sweetener, they get to put thier name atop the whole thing, making everybody feel as if we'd still be foraging for food and shelter without the 300-odd middle managers who clock into that monolith every day. I can hardly wait for David Hall of Rock Financial to intone: 'No matter how many of my mortgages are technically in default, Im not going anywhere. You can count the Rock to provide thundersticks to one and all come Pistons Playoff time'
Anyway, if you have any suggestions about what to rename the new ol' ballpark (incidentally, heres some Info about MARVIN, he's really become mr. popularity around here lately, http://www.michigan.gov/uia/0,1607,7-118-26831-78493--,00.html) feel free to leave a comment. I, like our photogenic but overmatched governor, am in a listening mode.

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4 Comments:

  • At 4:55 PM, Blogger Awful Chief said…

    Is Rock Financial the company that used to have the commercials for the "smart ARM" mortgage?

    Hmmm...the alcohol industry has historically fared as well or better during economic downturns, so perhaps Olde English Field would work well.

    "Olde English Field, THE home for the Old English D"

     
  • At 1:08 PM, Blogger The Battleship said…

    How about UAW Field at MARVIN Park?

     
  • At 6:04 PM, Blogger Corduroy Dream said…

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  • At 6:06 PM, Blogger Corduroy Dream said…

    Denny McLain Savings and Loans Field.

     

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