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LSUTygerFan
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re: LSU is Naming the Baseball Field "Skip Bertman Field"

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Hawthorne just pronounces it 'Alec Box Stadium' because it sounds better and rolls off tongue better than saying 'Alex Box Stadium.'



just imagine if ole jim had a lisp and said alex box stadium !


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Red Stick Tigress
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re: LSU is Naming the Baseball Field "Skip Bertman Field"
DISLIKE.

Alex Box was an LSU letterman who died in WWII. When Stanley B. dies defending our country, I'll concede on renaming the field. Instead, he'll probably die at L'auberge in front of a slot machine.

Bertman was a great coach. He's got a street named after him. Now the field.

Waiting for LSU to be renamed Skip Bertman University.


LSUTygerFan
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re: LSU is Naming the Baseball Field "Skip Bertman Field"
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renaming the field.


It was never named in the first place.

Without Skip's influence, college baseball would be as popular as college tennis.


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Choctaw
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re: LSU is Naming the Baseball Field "Skip Bertman Field"
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Alex Box was an LSU letterman who died in WWII. When Stanley B. dies defending our country, I'll concede on renaming the field. Instead, he'll probably die at L'auberge in front of a slot machine.


they're not changing the name of the stadium....they're naming the field. i think you're confused
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Keltic Tiger
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re: LSU is Naming the Baseball Field "Skip Bertman Field"
I've never heard Skip to be a sentimental guy, but when he was told of the plans to name the field after him, he went to Alex Box's nephew & asked him if the family would be ok with it. The family told him that they were sure Alex would be just fine with it. Pretty classy on both parts, but Skip certainly did the right thing in the first place.


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Red Stick Tigress
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re: LSU is Naming the Baseball Field "Skip Bertman Field"
Not confused. The field and the stadium were all meant to be after Alex Box.

As stated in my post above, Skip's got a street named after him. That's plenty. Are they going to paint "Skip Bertman Field" somewhere on the grass or just refer to it as that?

naming vs. renaming. My mistake but it's just a matter of interpretation.

As far as the Box family goes, I wouldn't expect them to act the horse's arse and say that this naming of the field bothered them even if it did.





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