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Whitesox029
07-29-2013, 06:53 PM
...in the form of $10 concession stand vouchers to all attendees to August home games.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/milwaukee-brewers-effectively-returning-rest-ryan-braun-2013-181202291.html
It's sad and baffling to me how little of this sort of thing the White Sox do. It's just good business sense.

Rocky Soprano
07-29-2013, 06:58 PM
...in the form of $10 concession stand vouchers to all attendees to August home games.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/milwaukee-brewers-effectively-returning-rest-ryan-braun-2013-181202291.html
It's sad and baffling to me how little of this sort of thing the White Sox do. It's just good business sense.

This again!!! :angry:

The Sox have been offering fantastic weekly deals. Have offered lower concession prices including $1 hot dogs. The best part, they didn't have to lose a player cause he's a cheat to do so.

Whitesox029
07-29-2013, 07:07 PM
This again!!! :angry:

The Sox have been offering fantastic weekly deals. Have offered lower concession prices including $1 hot dogs. The best part, they didn't have to lose a player cause he's a cheat to do so.

It's not about the actual lowering of prices, it's about spinning and framing it correctly. When was the last time the Sox issued a statement that said "We suck, and we want to make it up to our loyal fans"?

soltrain21
07-29-2013, 07:35 PM
It's not about the actual lowering of prices, it's about spinning and framing it correctly. When was the last time the Sox issued a statement that said "We suck, and we want to make it up to our loyal fans"?

Well. This is a tad different. Under performing and being a **** liar like Braun isn't the same.

dwalteroo
07-29-2013, 07:50 PM
It's not about the actual lowering of prices, it's about spinning and framing it correctly. When was the last time the Sox issued a statement that said "We suck, and we want to make it up to our loyal fans"?

Disagree here. The Sox have offered some amazing deals this year. Moreover, the Brewers have a reason to make it up to their fans - they signed this clown through 2020. He's supposedly the face of their franchise - totally difference scenario. The Sox may suck this year but they aren't cheaters.

dickallen15
07-29-2013, 07:53 PM
...in the form of $10 concession stand vouchers to all attendees to August home games.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/milwaukee-brewers-effectively-returning-rest-ryan-braun-2013-181202291.html
It's sad and baffling to me how little of this sort of thing the White Sox do. It's just good business sense.

Since they only do it every week it isn't enough. Go on their website right now and buy $12 outfield tickets with a free hot dog. I dare you.

Whitesox029
07-29-2013, 08:52 PM
The story references giving away tickets to the final home game in previous years when the team had a bad record.

DumpJerry
07-29-2013, 10:51 PM
When the Sox are on the hook for Braun's salary, I'm sure they'll do the same thing.

ComiskeyBrewer
07-30-2013, 01:26 AM
The story references giving away tickets to the final home game in previous years when the team had a bad record.


Since the Attanasio family bought them, Brewers are consistently one of the most fan friendly organizations in baseball. First few months as owner, he gave made the last game of the year free(and anyone who had already bought a ticket, got a voucher for the next year). Yearly promotions like giving away free Summerfest, Milwaukee Co Zoo or State Fair tickets when buying a Brewers ticket. Their Spring Madness(50% off tickets under $34 and Dollar Dogs/Small Sodas) is a huge hit. Residents of the 5 counties who helped paid for the stadium get 50% off tickets during the 5 county 5 day event. Friday night student nights, the BeerPen(free t-shirt and a discounted ticket on fridays in the bleachers near the visitor's bullpen) and many others have been and still are excellent hits, and one of the reasons the brewers continuously draw(more than 2.75 million fans every year since 2006) well despite being such a small market.

delben91
07-30-2013, 09:52 AM
...in the form of $10 concession stand vouchers to all attendees to August home games.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/milwaukee-brewers-effectively-returning-rest-ryan-braun-2013-181202291.html
It's sad and baffling to me how little of this sort of thing the White Sox do. It's just good business sense.

Well the White Sox suck in every way imaginable both on and off the field and have no hope of ever improving in any capacity so we all should just get used to it.

:rolleyes:

doublem23
07-30-2013, 10:19 AM
Well the White Sox suck in every way imaginable both on and off the field and have no hope of ever improving in any capacity so we all should just get used to it.

:rolleyes:

It's just a case of the Grass Always being Greener on the Other Side, there's a fantastic TED talk on Netflix about the Science of Happiness and the presenter essentially concludes that the human mind is essentially programmed to believe that what they don't have is always better than what they do so it's no surprise to see so many people harping on their own team for not being fan friendly, even though they may essentially be offering the same thing as another team.

DSpivack
07-30-2013, 10:47 AM
It's just a case of the Grass Always being Greener on the Other Side, there's a fantastic TED talk on Netflix about the Science of Happiness and the presenter essentially concludes that the human mind is essentially programmed to believe that what they don't have is always better than what they do so it's no surprise to see so many people harping on their own team for not being fan friendly, even though they may essentially be offering the same thing as another team.

Well, I do think it's perfectly fine to wonder why the Brewers draw better than the Sox, despite being in a much smaller market and not having any more success on the field. (And I'm not a huge fan of the ballpark, though some here are)

doublem23
07-30-2013, 11:26 AM
Well, I do think it's perfectly fine to wonder why the Brewers draw better than the Sox, despite being in a much smaller market and not having any more success on the field. (And I'm not a huge fan of the ballpark, though some here are)

They've only consistently outdrawn the Sox for less than a decade, even in the early years of Miller Park, the Brewers were only drawing about 1.7 million fans per year (2003). They really started ramping up attendance in 2006 which was Prince Fielder and Corey Hart's rookie seasons and 2007 when Ryan Braun and Yovani Gallardo joined the club. They had a good run with a lot of likeable stars, it seems pretty basic to me. If the Sox had 3-4 star players in their early 20s, I think you'd see a lot more optimism for them, too.

MUsoxfan
07-30-2013, 01:23 PM
They've only consistently outdrawn the Sox for less than a decade, even in the early years of Miller Park, the Brewers were only drawing about 1.7 million fans per year (2003). They really started ramping up attendance in 2006 which was Prince Fielder and Corey Hart's rookie seasons and 2007 when Ryan Braun and Yovani Gallardo joined the club. They had a good run with a lot of likeable stars, it seems pretty basic to me. If the Sox had 3-4 star players in their early 20s, I think you'd see a lot more optimism for them, too.


It also almost immediately coincided with a much more fan-friendly owner that cares about his product on and off the field.

doublem23
07-30-2013, 01:28 PM
It also almost immediately coincided with a much more fan-friendly owner that cares about his product on and off the field.

We'll see, it will be an interesting couple of years for the Brewers now that their window appears to be closed both to play championship level baseball and have generally likeable players on the team.

tstrike2000
07-30-2013, 07:08 PM
...in the form of $10 concession stand vouchers to all attendees to August home games.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/milwaukee-brewers-effectively-returning-rest-ryan-braun-2013-181202291.html
It's sad and baffling to me how little of this sort of thing the White Sox do. It's just good business sense.

Pretty soon the Sox will have to pay people to come to the games.

ComiskeyBrewer
07-31-2013, 06:02 AM
We'll see, it will be an interesting couple of years for the Brewers now that their window appears to be closed both to play championship level baseball and have generally likeable players on the team.

:?:

The team is loaded with likeable players(Jean Segura, Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Golmez just to name a few). I think the fact that reports have surfaced recently that show the players feel just as angry at braun as the fans has made them more likable(or atleast more relatable).

As for only outdrawing the White Sox "only recently", the Brewers have outdrawn the Sox 12 of the past 16 years. Considering the Brewers have a grand total of 4 winning seasons in that span(and 6 seasons of 89 or more losses), i'd say that's a pretty good indicator of what's to come. Milwaukee is a baseball town, as long as they feel the ownership is putting forth an effort to win, they will support the team.

doublem23
07-31-2013, 09:12 AM
:?:

The team is loaded with likeable players(Jean Segura, Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Golmez just to name a few). I think the fact that reports have surfaced recently that show the players feel just as angry at braun as the fans has made them more likable(or atleast more relatable).

As for only outdrawing the White Sox "only recently", the Brewers have outdrawn the Sox 12 of the past 16 years. Considering the Brewers have a grand total of 4 winning seasons in that span(and 6 seasons of 89 or more losses), i'd say that's a pretty good indicator of what's to come. Milwaukee is a baseball town, as long as they feel the ownership is putting forth an effort to win, they will support the team.

OK, obviously, I meant star players and having Roids Braun is going to be a problem. A couple of the years in which the Brewers outdrew the Sox, the two teams were basically even save for a couple hundred butts per game, which is probably a negligible difference considering the comparative costs between the two teams and the need for the average Wisconsite to buy 2 seats so they can squeeze in more comfortably (hi-yo!).

Also, finally, I really don't care that much, we're talking about National League baseball here, I'm sorry, when I want to talk about minor league baseball, I check out the Knights or the Barons. Sorry. :(:

ComiskeyBrewer
08-01-2013, 02:40 AM
OK, obviously, I meant star players and having Roids Braun is going to be a problem. A couple of the years in which the Brewers outdrew the Sox, the two teams were basically even save for a couple hundred butts per game, which is probably a negligible difference considering the comparative costs between the two teams and the need for the average Wisconsite to buy 2 seats so they can squeeze in more comfortably (hi-yo!).

Correct, there were a few where the teams were within 2,000 of each other, which is pretty much the same. Which if you take those seasons out, the Brewers only out drew the Sox in 11 of 14 years.

Also, finally, I really don't care that much, we're talking about National League baseball here, I'm sorry, when I want to talk about minor league baseball, I check out the Knights or the Barons. Sorry. :(:

Let's be fair, Brewers and Sox fans have been watching minor league baseball all season long.

TheVulture
08-04-2013, 10:26 PM
Also, finally, I really don't care that much, we're talking about National League baseball here, I'm sorry, when I want to talk about minor league baseball, I check out the Knights or the Barons. Sorry. :(:

Makes sense. That explains why you only posted a few comments in this thread about the National League Brewers.