Ballpark Politics

Three years after changing their stadium name to Ameriquest Field, the Texas Rangers put the kibosh on their 30-year deal with the struggling lender, Ameriquest Mortgage, rebranding their home field as Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

No, not The Ballpark in Arlington. That would be what the stadium used to be called before the $75 million sponsorship with Ameriquest changed it. Details, details.

Ameriquest's parent company, ACC Capital Holdings Corporation, announced last week that it was going to fire a massive amount of people "slash its work force" for the second time in less than a year due to the "very challenging nonprime market."