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SunTrust Park will eventually bear ‘Truist’ moniker due to bank merger

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What a weird eventual name for a ballpark.

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As you may know, the Braves’ current ballpark is named SunTrust Park, which doesn’t reflect the franchise’s unyielding faith in our solar system’s star, but rather the name of one of the 20 largest bank holding companies in the United States. However, that bank holding company merged with another large bank holding company, and today they’ve chosen a new name, as reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The name of the entity resulting from the merger of SunTrust Banks and BB&T Corporation will be...

...wait for it...

Truist Bank.

Yes, Truist Bank. No, not Truest Bank. Truist. With an “i.” The Google Chrome auto-spellchecker wishes to inform me as I type this that “truist” is not a word. Dictionary.com and Wiktionary agree, yet whatever “The Free Dictionary” is semi-disagrees, redirecting any queries on “truist” to the definition for altruism. Now, far be it from me to cast aspersions on the idea that a for-profit enterprise should adopt the concept of altruism for its namesake, yet here we are. Aspersions cast!

Anyway, the only real relevance for Braves fans in this whole endeavor is that SunTrust Park won’t be changing its name this season, or perhaps even next season, but will likely transition to something involving “Truist” thereafter. I look forward to making puns about it being the “Truist” run environment or whatever. Maybe we’ll call it “The Tru” going forward. Who knows.