Maybe there was some bad mojo surrounding the name of SunTrust Park after allowing 10 runs in the first inning of Game 5 of the NLDS, but the Atlanta Braves finally made 2020 the year SunTrust Park got a name change.
After SunTrust Banks merged with BB&T in February 2019, it was too late for the Braves to make a name change before the 2019 season began. Now, on Jan. 14, 2020, the Braves announced the new name of their home field: Truist Park.
Reactions from Braves fans on Twitter have been mixed, to say the least. Some are upset that they didn't name the stadium after a former player, such as Hank Aaron or Chipper Jones. Others are making jokes about rivaling the White Sox's Guaranteed Rate Field as the ballpark with the worst name in baseball.
But does this really matter? The product on the field is what counts most. The Braves have one of the most talented young cores in the sport, with players such as Ronald Acuña, Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley and Dansby Swanson. That's not even mentioning veterans like Freddie Freeman, who is still at the top of his game despite 2020 being his 11th season in Atlanta.
Braves fans, stay excited for this promising roster, not the new questionable stadium name.