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March 25, 2012


Baseball Backs

Live an hour from Des Moines and get down to see the I-Cubs regularly. Sec Taylor (I know its now called Principle Park... I'm still calling it Sec Taylor) is a great place to watch a game. With all these guys playing in Des Moines this year (for now), it going to be great watching this season (maybe better than watching the actual Cubs).

Regarding the hat, this is the one I wear - http://iowacubs.milbstore.com/store_contents.cfm?store_id=144&dept_id=2195&product_id=24301

Tim@Cubby Blue

Welcome Baseball Backs!
That hat is SO much cooler than the one I drew.
Totally getting one.
So, what or who was Sec Taylor?
And now why Principle?

Baseball Backs

The stadium the I-Cubs play at is now called Principle Park. For years (1959-2004), it was called Sec Taylor Stadium in honor of long time Des Moines Register sports writer/editor Sec Taylor. Unfortunately, money speaks and Principal Insurance bought the naming rights and now its called Principle Park.; however, it's still called Sec Taylor Field at Principle Park.

Its a nice place to watch a game. I've actually played a couple games there during high school.

Tim@Cubby Blue

I googled Sec.
A bow-tied sports writer!
Way back when we all thought Wrigley was about to be re-named, I figured it would be Wrigley Field at (Name of Company that bought name) Park.
I still crack up when I walk past the State Street Macys and there are bronze Marshall Fields signs all around the building.

Anyway, I hope to make it to Sec Taylor some time this summer.

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