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josh

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #2655 on: August 22, 2019, 03:16:23 PM »

Brock Holt!

Best game of the year

I tuned in too late and missed it.

But the price was right!
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« Reply #2656 on: August 22, 2019, 05:36:11 PM »

According to this article, the vibe was so good at Fenway, they may try something like it again.

https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/08/22/red-sox-considering-a-regular-open-house-day-with-free-entry-for-kids/

The game still counted in the standings, but the environment at the century-old ballpark on Thursday afternoon was unlike anything the Red Sox have seen before.

With dollar hot dogs, largely-reduced food prices and free tickets for children while adults could gain entry with just a $5 donation to the Jimmy Fund, Fenway Park was filled with people who might not otherwise get a chance to watch the most expensive team in baseball at one of the most expensive venues.

“It was one of the coolest atmospheres that we’ve had here,” said Brock Holt, who hit a walkoff single 12 minutes into the suspended game to capture a 5-4 win over the Royals. “Just how many people showed up and how excited they were. The music was loud pregame and everyone was dancing and seemed to be into the game.”

Watching all the children fill the park was such a success on Thursday that Red Sox president Sam Kennedy was feeling confident the club could one day soon introduce an “open house day,” when kids enter free for select games on a regular basis.

“Could we have an open house day, where we put aside 10,000 to 15,000 tickets just for kids on an ongoing basis free of charge? The obvious answer is yes,” Kennedy said. “There’s a market for that. We need to challenge ourselves to see if that could be a possibility. We’ve talked about that. On lower demand games you might have an opportunity to do that. It really is an investment in the future.”

GREAT IDEA.

That would be a wonderful idea, as so many kids are probably priced out of the Fenway experience and only see them on TV. A Thursday afternoon get-away game a few times a year, as a lossleader to build the fan base for the future is smart business.
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #2657 on: August 22, 2019, 05:47:54 PM »

I think most, if not all, of the Orioles games allow kids 9 and under free admission.

Their attendance has been terrible.
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« Reply #2658 on: August 22, 2019, 06:23:04 PM »

I think most, if not all, of the Orioles games allow kids 9 and under free admission.

Their attendance has been terrible.

They might try 2-for-1s on beer
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« Reply #2659 on: August 22, 2019, 07:24:49 PM »

I think most, if not all, of the Orioles games allow kids 9 and under free admission.

Their attendance has been terrible.

They might try 2-for-1s on beer
10 Cent Beer Nights tend to go well.
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #2660 on: August 22, 2019, 10:26:05 PM »

cmon ump wash this sweeeeeeeep game out already
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #2661 on: August 23, 2019, 11:01:24 PM »

It looks like Spy v Spy baseball.
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« Reply #2662 on: August 24, 2019, 08:04:53 PM »

Some real chess matches going on out there
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #2664 on: August 28, 2019, 03:04:15 AM »

A nice game tonight in Denver, even if the bullpen showed uncharacteristic sloppiness at the end.
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« Reply #2665 on: August 28, 2019, 09:49:54 AM »

Cant catch the A's

Cora bollocksed it up good this year
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« Reply #2666 on: August 28, 2019, 03:03:16 PM »

According to this article, the vibe was so good at Fenway, they may try something like it again.

https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/08/22/red-sox-considering-a-regular-open-house-day-with-free-entry-for-kids/

The game still counted in the standings, but the environment at the century-old ballpark on Thursday afternoon was unlike anything the Red Sox have seen before.

With dollar hot dogs, largely-reduced food prices and free tickets for children while adults could gain entry with just a $5 donation to the Jimmy Fund, Fenway Park was filled with people who might not otherwise get a chance to watch the most expensive team in baseball at one of the most expensive venues.

“It was one of the coolest atmospheres that we’ve had here,” said Brock Holt, who hit a walkoff single 12 minutes into the suspended game to capture a 5-4 win over the Royals. “Just how many people showed up and how excited they were. The music was loud pregame and everyone was dancing and seemed to be into the game.”

Watching all the children fill the park was such a success on Thursday that Red Sox president Sam Kennedy was feeling confident the club could one day soon introduce an “open house day,” when kids enter free for select games on a regular basis.

“Could we have an open house day, where we put aside 10,000 to 15,000 tickets just for kids on an ongoing basis free of charge? The obvious answer is yes,” Kennedy said. “There’s a market for that. We need to challenge ourselves to see if that could be a possibility. We’ve talked about that. On lower demand games you might have an opportunity to do that. It really is an investment in the future.”

GREAT IDEA.

That would be a wonderful idea, as so many kids are probably priced out of the Fenway experience and only see them on TV. A Thursday afternoon get-away game a few times a year, as a lossleader to build the fan base for the future is smart business.


Sounds good. I'd like to see more of it. With the big money teams leading the way.
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #2667 on: August 28, 2019, 04:27:59 PM »

Cant catch the A's

Cora bollocksed it up good this year

You keep saying that, but providing no examples of how.

So surprising!
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« Reply #2668 on: August 29, 2019, 01:03:58 AM »

Cora ruined another one tonight.

Mind you, it is easier to sweep a team when you're only playing two!

Yet another day off tomorrow.
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #2669 on: August 29, 2019, 08:53:28 AM »

3 games under Pythagorean record

Cash (TB) is a game over

Boone (NYY) is SIX over.

Melvin (A's) even, as is Francona (CLE).

Just JOEY under the line.



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