Even though we've always disliked the naming of stadiums after corporations (but think the voting on it is silly) we took a shining to Pacific Bell Park. Shortened to its nickname, Pac Bell Park, the name became comfy, like the proverbial pair of old shoes, as its shortened name somehow took out any whiff of the corporation that bought it. SBC Park, however, was liked by pretty much no one. Most people still refer the stadium at 3 Willie Mays Plaza as Pac Bell, or start off by calling it Pac Bell, then call it SBC and then just give up. And now we'll have to get used to calling it by yet another name.

Gosh darnit, life is hard enough without having to constantly remember what the name of your baseball stadium is.