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Turner Field vs. Corporate Stadium Inc.com

When the Braves moved into the new stadium in 1997, I wasn't exactly thrilled about naming it after Ted Turner. I know he's done a lot for the Braves and for the city of Atlanta, but aside from Captain Planet and now Adult Swim, I'm not exactly a Ted Turner fan. I thought there were better Atlantans to name the park after... Hank Aaron, T.I., the coke polar bear. All this to say, looking back a decade plus later, I'm elated with our stadium's name. Why? Because it's not named after a company.

It's probably a little pretentious to take pride in this...is it Padres fans' fault their stadium is named after PETCO? No. Is it ChiSox fans' fault their team plays at U.S. Cellular Field. No. Is it Mets fans' fault their stadium is named after greedy Citigroup? Yes... jerks.

Anyway, I know it's almost necessary to give in to corporate sponsorship for funding purposes and that Turner can be construed into being a synonym for Time Warner, but at the end of the day, I'm glad the Braves don't play at Coporation Stadium.com, it just wouldn't feel right.

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