Does the Mets’ Citi Field need a new name?

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Giving vivid expression to the term "grandstanding," a couple members of New York's City Council have taken time out from grappling with the city's own financial struggles to propose a slap at the struggling Citi banking corporation. With Citi now among the recipients of a federal bailout, the lawmakers have proposed revising the name of the New York Mets' new stadium from Citi Field (for whose naming rights Citi is paying $400 million over the next 20 years) to Citi/Taxpayer Field. Just the sort of legislative vision we need in these dark days, eh?

—Posted by Mark Dolliver