The Mets announced today that their new stadium will be called CitiField, which is just plain execrable. And not just because of the derisive nicknames -- ShittyField, PityField, IttyBittyTittieCommittee Field -- that'll crop up when the team's fortunes inevitably cycle downward.
I know this smacks of Apple-centric provincialism, but to see this happen here, to my childhood team -- and to watch a big-ass bank usurp the name of William Shea, who helped sew up the hole that the Dodgers and Giants ripped in the city's heart when they left -- makes me a little sick. And the worst part? Despite the huge cash infusion, it'll still cost an arm and a leg and half your ass to take your kids to the game.
Honestly. CitiField? I'd have preferred SallyField.