Sports Shorts

* “Talent won’t be an issue to keep us out of the playoffs, no.”–Bucs head coach Bruce Arians.

* A lot of media used the photo of the empty and forlorn home of the Chicago White Sox to underscore the depressing new normal in what was supposed to be opening day for Major League Baseball. In addition to feeling sad, I was reminded that the stadium is no longer called Comiskey Park. Since 2016, it’s been Guaranteed Rate Field. Before that, it had an iteration as U.S. Cellular Field.

We all get naming rights: It’s about marketing and money and business branding. But some names are just better than others–and some buildings and facilities just deserve no less. Arguably, south-side Chicago’s Comiskey Park was oneof those.But at least the Chisox don’t play at 1-800-Ask-GARY Field. And so far, that other field on the other side of the Windy City is still Wrigley.

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