Tom McCarthy voice: HELLO EVERYBODY AND WELCOME TO BEAUTIFUL TD BANK PARK. I CAN’T GET USED USED TO SAYING THAT AND I’M GOING TO MISS THE “CITIZENS SEVEN” BUT THE BALLPARK IS THE SAME THE TEAM
STILL STINKS IS STILL GREAT AND DESPITE THE SLOGAN CHANGE WE’RE STILL GOING TO BE WITH YOU EVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVERY STEP OF THE WAY.
Look for that introduction soon.
According to reports, TD Bank is interested in buying Citizens Bank:
TD Bank Group is considering a $12.8 billion bid for Citizens Financial Group, the parent company of Citizens Bank and the U.S. retail banking arm of Royal Bank of Scotland, according a report in The Sunday Times in London.
The Times did not cite sources but said TD, a Toronto-based company which has its U.S. retail banking arm headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. has long coveted Citizens and that interest has intensified this fall.
A TD Bank spokeswoman told me the bank does not comment on rumors or speculation. Citizens declined comment.
That, of course, would likely mean a name change for Citizens Bank Park.
Frankly, I’m surprised the name has survived as long as it has. The Wells Fargo Center has gone from CoreStates to First Union to Wachovia to Wells Fargo in just 17 years.
TD Bank Park just doesn’t have the same ring to it as Citizens Bank Park. Maybe it’s because we’re used to CBP and, in nine years, so many memorable moments have become associated with the name, but Citizens sounds nice, makes you feel warm. TD Bank is awkward and makes you feel like you need a shower or have to license a small piece of your soul to evil powers before attending a baseball game.
Anyway, this is all just speculation right now. We’ll keep you updated.