Folks on Twitter are reacting strongly to the news that Rangers Ballpark has a name change. Many aren't happy.
Goodbye Rangers Ballpark -- hello Globe Life Park in Arlington. Globe Life is an insurance company with North Texas ties. It's a 10-year deal, but financial terms haven't been announced. The Rangers were one of 10 professional baseball clubs that hadn't sold naming rights. (In 2004, the Ballpark was changed to Ameriquest Field in Arlington. That name lasted three years.)
Here's a sampling of responses to the new name:
Seriously? Globe Life Ballpark? I guess Highest Bidder Field was already taken. pic.twitter.com/s0l89NjUN7
— John Moritz (@JohnnieMo) February 5, 2014
We need a catchy shortened version of Globe Life Park in Arlington... what should it be?? The GlLiP? The GloLP? So many options.....
— FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) February 5, 2014
Globe Life Park. GLP. GLooPs. Works for me, GLooPs in Arlington!
— Brian (@Brians_Song) February 5, 2014
Globe Life Park? Uhhh ... no. It's the Ballpark In Arlington. #texasrangers
— Mac Engel (@MacEngelProf) February 5, 2014
Globe Life Park? Who's the sponsor ... Mother Nature?
— Rangers Guru (@RangersGuru) February 5, 2014
GLOBE LIFE PARK. I WANNA VOMIT
— Ricardo Espindola (@RickFortyOne) February 5, 2014
Globe Life Park. A name that only millions upon millions of dollars in spending will make acceptable.
— Robert Pike (@Bob_Pike) February 5, 2014
Globe Life Park? what a joke ... it will ALWAYS be "Ballpark in Arlington" to true Ranger fans
— Josh Braddy (@joshbraddy) February 5, 2014
I don't really like the sound of Globe Life Park in Arlington. It'll always just be the Ballpark in Arlington to me. #Rangers
— Matt Armstrong (@MattArmstrong44) February 5, 2014
Globe Life Park in Arlington. Maybe now a dome could be installed and we can call it "The Globe." #TheGlobeInArlington
— Andy Knox (@bigAOK) February 5, 2014
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington sounds so much more personal; a place you can identify with. Globe Life Park sounds corporate and cold.
— kathleen butler (@kat_113) February 5, 2014