Could have they come up with a worse name?
Yes. Absolutely. Examples are abundant.
Safeco Field. Petco Park. McAfee Coliseum. Yadier Molina Memorial Stadium (though I am partial to the memorial aspect).
It could have been worse. That's the best I can say for CitiField, future home of your New York Mets, at this early date. I've been living with it for 24 hours — practicing it, imagining it, mulling it and wow, it gets less likable every time I say it.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to CitiField.
The Mets return home tonight to open a three-game set with the Cubs at CitiField.
We go live to Bruce Beck out at CitiField for more.
And at CitiField, the Mets topped the Phillies 3-2 on a Carlos Beltran home run.
Good news for the CitiField faithful.
It's going to be an exciting weekend at CitiField.
No, stay on the 7 and get off at the CitiField stop.
I'll just meet you at CitiField, OK?
This is going to take some time. I suppose we'll have plenty of it.
Reminder: The final piece of the 2006 retrospective, conveniently touching on a very related subject, is lumbering around third in Ramon Castro fashion, but will arrive soon.