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by Pete McEntegart

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  • 11:22 AM ET  12.04

The Mets and Citigroup have announced that the team’s new ballpark will keep the name Citi Field, despite the federal government’s $45 billion (and counting) bailout of the troubled financial institution. Citigroup agreed in 2006 to pay the Mets $400 million over 20 years for naming rights and insists it intends to follow through, thanks in large part to your money. You're some swell folks.

Then again, this question may not be resolved after all, given the way the Treasury and the Fed seem to change their mind almost daily on what to do with the $700 billion in Congress-approved bailout money. Two New York politicians have already suggested calling the stadium “Citi/Taxpayer Field.” We think that’s not a bad idea, but it could be catchier.

So just in case the Mets need a new name after all, here are some humble suggestions:

10. Bailout Bowl

9. Sold Down The Riverfront Stadium

8. Choking Confines

7. Paulson Park

6. Golden Parachute Grounds

5. Suckers Stadium

4. DepressionDome

3. Purloined Palace

2. Collapse Coliseum

1. Fleece Field

July 14, 2010  01:48 PM ET

Mostlasterest!

October 14, 2010  04:31 PM ET

.......drive-by.......

October 20, 2010  08:08 AM ET

oops

October 25, 2010  03:34 PM ET

You keep using that word. I do no theenk eet means whadju theenk eet means..

November 3, 2010  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#365):

You keep using that word. I do no theenk eet means whadju theenk eet means..

huh ?

December 7, 2010  09:54 AM ET

'ello.

My name is Inigo montoya.

December 21, 2010  04:13 PM ET

i'll be back

January 3, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Happy New Year.

May 13, 2011  03:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#369):

Happy New Year.

in May????

July 7, 2011  09:51 AM ET

Who's she?

April 4, 2014  12:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#369):

Happy New Year.

Which year?

 
April 14, 2014  04:15 PM ET

Is this the Twilight Zone?

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