Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

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Another Fifteen Seconds...

As I mentioned recently, while the SF Giants' baseball stadium is about to be renamed AT&T Park, I and some of my friends continue to call it "Emperor Norton Field." While I was out on my afternoon walk, listening to KNBR 680 sports talk, the subject of the ballpark name came up on the Rick Barry with Rod Brooks program. On a whim, I called up the show. It must be a slow day, because there were only two callers ahead of me before I got on the air and gave them the spiel about what we call the ballpark.

They laughed, and Rod said, "I don't think the Giants care what you call it as long as you keep buying tickets."

"You're probably right," I said, and finished up by saying, "In about a generation, young baseball fans will be wondering why the Giants' ballpark was originally named for a Korean baseball player," and hung up, as that pretty much was all I had to say.

Rod said, "What the? Korean? AT&T, SBC, Pac -- D'oh!" as he got it, and they both laughed, I think. "I'm afraid Kevin in San Mateo has been writing his own material. Didn't you have anything better to do this weekend?" But they were chuckling and groaning over it, so I thought I did okay.

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