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Trying It On For Size

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.

CitiField.

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.