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Open Thread, 8/30: Padres vs Rockies

Speaking of hot dogs... How did the Coca-Cola company get away with their name being shortened to "coke"? Coke is what yuppies from the '80s snort with their turned up snob noses so that they can continue to believe that they're better than you. Isn't that the kind of brand association that you want to avoid?

If I were Coca-Cola, I'd only shorten it a little bit and drop the "ola". Then people would call it a "Co-Kack". I know it sounds a little bit like, "Cold Cock", but isn't that better than being associated with drugs?

Stay in school.



Colorado Rockies @ San Diego Padres

08/30/08 7:05 PM PDT

Colorado Rockies San Diego Padres
Clint Barmes - 2B Brian Giles - RF
Willy Taveras - CF Luis Rodriguez - SS
Matt Holliday - LF Kevin Kouzmanoff - 3B
Brad Hawpe - RF Adrian Gonzalez - 1B
Garrett Atkins - 1B Chase Headley - LF
Ian Stewart - 3B Will Venable - CF
Chris Iannetta - C Edgar Gonzalez - 2B
Troy Tulowitzki - SS Nick Hundley - C
Ubaldo Jimenez - P Joshua Geer - P