Thursday, November 20, 2008

Luckily, "Road Ranch" Was Already Taken

From, Dodgers give name to new spring site: Joint facility with White Sox will be called 'Camelback Ranch':

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers and White Sox announced Thursday that their new joint venture Spring Training facility in Glendale, Ariz., will be called "Camelback Ranch."

"The name 'Camelback Ranch' inspires the pioneering spirit of the Dodgers' original move west in 1958 and with our relocation this spring to Arizona, that move is now complete," Dodgers chairman Frank McCourt said in a statement issued by the team. "We believe this facility will be the best in all of Major League Baseball and will provide our team with an unparalleled place to prepare year-round for championship-caliber baseball." [...]

The 141-acre site is located on Camelback Road just west of the Loop 101. The $80 million baseball facility includes more than 118,000 square feet of Major and Minor League clubhouse space, 13 full baseball fields and three half-fields. The site will feature walking trails, landscaped grounds and an orange grove. There will also be two ponds and a fully stocked lake between the Dodgers and White Sox facilities.

Wow, "Camelback Road" begets "Camelback Ranch." Ingenious.

Maybe Camel cigarettes can sponsor an ad on the centerfield fence? Or there can be "Hump Day" promotions? Or we can field a slow-moving team (let's start by re-signing James Baldwin and Jason Phillips?

The possibilities are endless.


QuadSevens said...

There could be a spitball inning during the spring training games. Or they could pass out sunflower seeds to all in attendance so the crowd can spit seeds all day.

cigarcow said...

What is this? Why can't it just be Dodgertown?

cigarcow said...

Is this part of the contest somehow?

Julie Hibbard said...

Mustang Ranch was already taken too.