During the course of KDFW's and WFAA's post-season coverage, I noticed several different instances where the reporter that happened to be on the air at the time referenced "Rangers Ballpark in Arlington" as "The Ballpark in Arlington." That name change was, of course, brought about when Tom Hicks and company severed their relationship with tanking subprime mortgage lender Ameriquest in March 2007, and decided that inserting "Rangers" in front of "Ballpark in Arlington" was a better idea from a branding standpoint than reverting to the old "The Ballpark in Arlington" moniker. I get it. Well, at least I think I get it.
There's something that I've been wondering about, though -- do Rangers people like John Blake and company bristle when the media simply calls it The Ballpark in Arlington, as opposed to its correct name of Rangers Ballpark in Arlington? And since I teased a poll in the post title, there's one other thing that I've been wondering about -- what do people actually prefer to call the stadium?