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mike squires
08-21-2004, 09:49 PM
I must admit this was my first trip to the park this year. My wife and I just have not had the time or money to even think about stepping foot in Comiskey. I had two missions to complete...Usually it's a ball down the right field line but I had other things to complete today. (They didn't have batting practice anyway.) Last year I overlooked Cruise and Kevin Hickey at the reunion and vowed to Add Kevins' name to the back of my old Comiskey seat. Kevin kind of "shunned me away" on more than one occasion. I called his name and asked if he'd sign something for me. He kind of put his glove up as if to say wait a minute. A ball got away from him as he was playing catch that landed right next to me. I asked him if he had a second and he said he had a few. Not giving up I called his name again as he entered the dugout and again made it look like he'd be right with me. I waited patiently for him for nearly 45 minutes. I saw him come back into the dugout and sit. I called his name two more times and finally he came and signed my seat. I apologized for bothering him and thanked him. I know he was probably pitching batting practice in the tunnel and busy but come on...It's not like he's a sought after guy. I thought he would be "honored" He signed it for me so I'll stop complaining now. I was hoping to get a picture I blew up of Ozzie playing catch at Old Comiskey in '86 but was dissapointed that I never saw him before I had to go to my seat. I liked the new renovations and made the park look much more "intimate." I was blown away by the amount of RedSox fans in attendence. It seemed almost 50/50. I sensed that most fans felt the feelings I was feeling. An overall dissapointing season, let down and frustrated. I did three things I usually never do. I ordered food and ate it on a pic nic table down the 3rd base side, I spent more time walking around and observing the shops and watched the game from the concourse behind right field and behind home plate. I'm usually so wrapped up into the game I don't really enjoy the time spent with my wife. Today I did. And lastly we left early. I also picked up an '83 video...refer to other thread. Overall a fun day at the ball yard despite another loss...

mike squires
08-21-2004, 09:55 PM
I also saw Gammnons walking around the field talking to some folks adn shook Harold's hand. This guy looks worse in person than on TV. He's getting old. Poor guy.

Fenway
08-21-2004, 10:33 PM
I was blown away by the amount of RedSox fans in attendence. It seemed almost 50/50. .
I am beginning to think that NO team in baseball travels as well as the Red Sox. Everywhere they have gone the past few summers Sox Nation has been there. They drew 3 crowds of 40,000 in Minneapolis, sold out 3 games in Detroit. Last year the 3 largest crowds in Philadelphia were the Boston games.

We are not talking about transplanted New Englanders. These people are coming from New England because they can't get tickets at Fenway.

You think the Cubs brokers are bad?

look at these prices from brokers.

(BTW my understanding is all of these brokers have main offices near Wrigley, but if you scan you see they all have the same database

http://www.stubhub.com/?genre_id=4322

Anaheim Sept 2

MONSTER 303up to
4 tickets
togetherFixed
Price$681.00 each






Yankees

http://www.stubhub.com/?event_id=49382


http://www.aceticket.com/searchResults.asp?searchby=event&query=boston+Red+Sox


http://luckytickets.com/index.cfm?sectionid=4367&id=10&client=2748&RPID=75588&CFID=2470509&CFTOKEN=32481d0-4b574d03-1e3f-44e6-ab7d-364bfca05dbc

http://go.tickets4u.com/mlb-redsox-tickets.asp


It is really sick

MRKARNO
08-21-2004, 11:04 PM
I am beginning to think that NO team in baseball travels as well as the Red Sox. Everywhere they have gone the past few summers Sox Nation has been there. They drew 3 crowds of 40,000 in Minneapolis, sold out 3 games in Detroit. Last year the 3 largest crowds in Philadelphia were the Boston games.

We are not talking about transplanted New Englanders. These people are coming from New England because they can't get tickets at Fenway.

You think the Cubs brokers are bad?

look at these prices from brokers.

(BTW my understanding is all of these brokers have main offices near Wrigley, but if you scan you see they all have the same database

http://www.stubhub.com/?genre_id=4322

Anaheim Sept 2

MONSTER 303up to
4 tickets
togetherFixed
Price$681.00 each


Wow. It's a ton cheaper to travel to Chicago than to watch a game in your own home park in Boston! That's kinda scary.

bc2k
08-22-2004, 12:18 AM
fenway, what do you think of ben affleck? if he were a tool, what tool would he be?

Fenway
08-22-2004, 06:13 PM
fenway, what do you think of ben affleck? if he were a tool, what tool would he be?
A Boston weekly paper sums it up best

http://www.weeklydig.com/dig/content/7193.aspx

A new evil is drawing power to itself, gaining in strength every day. It lurks in our very midst, seeking dominion over our thoughts and actions. Not content with compromising one of Boston's great institutions, the Boston Red Sox, this interloper now seeks to draw power to himself, at the expense of this city and all who love her.

Boston must take a stand against Ben Affleck immediately, while we still can.

nasox
08-22-2004, 10:28 PM
Funny Affleck story;

My friend is a screenwriter and was at some party/event in Hollywood talking to somebody when Afflack came up and bonked the two guys head together and then gave my friend a noogie. He is really odd.