The Cubs spring training facility to be named after a toilet flush valve company

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I’m sure the Sloan Valve Company makes other things now, but they were put on the map by “the introduction of the Royal flushometer, a valve to release a measured amount of water to flush a urinal or toilet.” Now they’re literally on the map in Mesa, Arizona, having purchased the naming rights to the Cubs’ spring training complex:

Sloan Park will be the new name of what had been known as Cubs Park since the facility opened in 2014.

The Franklin Park commercial plumbing company, which makes flush valves and other restroom products, will become one of the Cubs’ “legacy” partners and have fixed signage in the visiting bullpen at Wrigley Field.

Which will be handy if and when they finish a really crappy year and start looking forward to next spring.