Monday, September 15, 2008

Zambrano and Target Field

My birthday was in early July and for my present, my girl friend rented a cabin in Wisconsin Dells for the weekend of the 13th and 14th of September, this weekend. I love Wisconsin Dells because my three favorite things are water parks, go-karts and miniature golf. My two sisters and their husbands joined us in the 4-bedroom cabin, they drove in from Minnesota and my girl friend and I drove in from Chicago. Wisconsin Dells works great because it is almost exactly between the two locations. The Cabin was awesome. Each room at a TV including a 50" flat screen in the living room. There was a grill, and indoor/outdoor fireplace, hot tub and a full kitchen.

Anyways, we had a great time at the water parks and other attractions. Even with Lake Delton being one giant marsh. If anyone is going to the Wilderness resort I recommend the Hurricane ride. Which come to think of it is pretty ironic, seeing as what happened next.

Yesterday afternoon (Sunday), we were heading our separate ways. Since we knew the Cubs were going to be playing the Astro's at Miller Park we decided to take 94 to Milwaukee and pick up some tickets. One of the best decisions we ever made. We got there about an hour before the game got our tickets on the 200 level just outside the left field foul pole.

The atmosphere was pretty incredible, but to be honest I kind of felt bad for the Astro's. I mean Houston was just hit by a hurricane and this should have been their home game. But since MLB is a business they moved it to Miller Park where about 25,000 cub fans made their way to "Wrigley Field North"

Anyways, you know what happened next. Zambrano, on 12 days rest through a 1 walk, 1 HBP, 10 strike out no-hitter. Below is the video I took of the final out.

But more importantly... Anyone else upset with the name Target Field? I love Target but we already have Target Center, and will soon also have Target Plaza. It just seems so short, I would rather have a long name, that people can then come up with short adorable nick names. I was really hoping it would be called "Grain Belt Premium Ballpark", or "The Great Northwoods Baseball Field", or even "Park Nicollet Park." Of course some large group would be unhappy with the name no matter what it was. But Target Field just sounds kind of... well, dumb.


Holmer said...

Wow! Hell of a weekend.

Target Field? So blah. So lame. Can we call it the Bull's eye?
Is there no other company out there that will put up the dough to have their name plastered all over the beautiful new building that will bring us multiple World Series titles? C'mon Malt-o-Meal.

If the Vikings ever get a stadium, will it be Target Stadium?

Daymonster said...

haha... I apologize for this sentence.

"My birthday was in early July and for my present, my girl friend rented a cabin in Wisconsin Dells for the weekend of the 13th and 14th of September, this weekend."

brex said...

haha, yes I agree Target Field is a disapointment, oh well I'm sure they have good reasons.

It needs a nickname

I like the bullseye
How about the Tar-Pit?

Is the Target Center/Target Plaza/Target Field going to have a name? Target World? Target Complex?

Also, why "field" and not "stadium"? Is another name coming? Target Field at Malt-o-Meal Stadium?

TwinsWin83 said...

Ill buck the trend and say I dont mind Target Field. The Bullseye sounds like a good nickname. I mean it could be worse, take a look at the name of the Colts new stadium. Lucas Oil Field. Wow, thats nasty.

My vote woulda been for Land o' Lakes Park.

haasertime said...

that video is great. I'm so jealous, you got to see CarGo's cycle and a no-no. What an odd situation tho..I'd be pissed if I were a Brewers fan, having the rival team do something fantastic in your stadium. weird.

Minneapolis should just be re-named Target City. The warehouse district of Minneapolis is now the Target District of Target City.

Common man already calls the Target Center the BullsEye

Daymonster said...


soup said...

I'm pretty indifferent about Target Field. It's fine.

I'm going to be one of those really clever people that pronounces Target like it's French, Tarshay. Tarshay field. Gosh, that slays me. You guys can feel free to use it too.