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BainesHOF
04-15-2005, 08:51 PM
Most of 'em are empty for Friday's game. The 20 or so people who are actually sitting in them must get great service in their private restaurant.

chisoxmike
04-15-2005, 09:50 PM
Did you see the rest of the park?

chisox2005
04-15-2005, 09:56 PM
Mr. M & M has been in his scout seat every game.

SouthSide4Life
04-15-2005, 09:57 PM
Mr. M & M has been in his scout seat every game. that guy is really starting to agrivate me!

PaleHoseGeorge
04-15-2005, 10:11 PM
that guy is really starting to agrivate me!

I don't know about M&M, but those two little twerps sitting behind the Sox dugout were aggravating the hell out of me. Everytime a right-handed hitter was batting, those two were hamming it up. Really juvenile antics... I half-expected the curly-haired one to pull a jockstrap out of his pocket and stick it on his head.

Not a very proud moment if you're an alumnus of Lyons Township High School. One of the twerps was wearing a blue and yellow sweatshirt with the block "LT" on the chest.

:cool:

chisoxmike
04-15-2005, 10:16 PM
I don't know about M&M, but those two little twerps sitting behind the Sox dugout were aggravating the hell out of me. Everytime a right-handed hitter was batting, those two were hamming it up. Really juvenile antics... I half-expected the curly-haired one to pull a jockstrap out of his pocket and stick it on his head.

Not a very proud moment if you're an alumnus of Lyons Township High School. One of the twerps was wearing a blue and yellow sweatshirt with the block "LT" on the chest.

:cool:

Ha, I am a alumn from LT, I just shook my head. I cant believe they kept cutting to that shot.

Brian26
04-15-2005, 10:18 PM
I don't know about M&M, but those two little twerps sitting behind the Sox dugout were aggravating the hell out of me. Everytime a right-handed hitter was batting, those two were hamming it up. Really juvenile antics... I half-expected the curly-haired one to pull a jockstrap out of his pocket and stick it on his head.

Not a very proud moment if you're an alumnus of Lyons Township High School. One of the twerps was wearing a blue and yellow sweatshirt with the block "LT" on the chest.

:cool:

Wow, and I thought I was the only one annoyed by that. Those kids need some discipline. And just to the right of them (their left), was a soccer-mom babbling something to her husband for the ENTIRE top of the 9th inning. You could tell he wasn't listening at all to what she way saying. She wasn't watching the game at all. I always love it when people in the third row don't watch the game.

Who is the M & M guy? Is it the white-haired, Steve Dahl-looking guy in the front row? I've noticed him on almost all the games so far.

DumpJerry
04-15-2005, 10:30 PM
Hey guys, I'm sitting right behind the Sox dugout Tuesday night. If I see those kids there, I'll offer them Flub schedules. They and that blabermouth mom should fit right in.

patbooyah
04-15-2005, 10:35 PM
Not a very proud moment if you're an alumnus of Lyons Township High School. One of the twerps was wearing a blue and yellow sweatshirt with the block "LT" on the chest.

:cool:

now you're just being hurtful. ;)

DaleJRFan
04-15-2005, 10:42 PM
Ha, I am a alumn from LT, I just shook my head. I cant believe they kept cutting to that shot.

I was waiting for the guys behind them to give em a good smack upside the head.

Erik The Red
04-15-2005, 10:45 PM
Not a very proud moment if you're an alumnus of Lyons Township High School.
Heh, I almost got a job working for their IT staff.

cheeses_h_rice
04-15-2005, 10:53 PM
So, the big fat M&M guy...he's obviously a promotional gimmick sponsored by M&M/Mars, right? Somebody in chat said that they saw him behind home plate at the Urinal a few days ago, too. What are the odds that this tub o' goo has the best seats in the house for both parks?

ChiSoxRowand
04-16-2005, 12:19 AM
BTW: Note to Sox management: My name was created during the Jerry Manuel era.

Good thing you put this in your sig, I always thought you were refering to Reinsdorf.

Edit: This doesn't mean I like Reinsdorf

wsoxfan
04-16-2005, 12:43 AM
I went to LT, it was great. I haven't seen too many games this year cause WGN never shows games anymore but those kids you guys describe seem like a couple of duschebags...

owensmouth
04-16-2005, 01:36 AM
I don't know about M&M, but those two little twerps sitting behind the Sox dugout were aggravating the hell out of me. Everytime a right-handed hitter was batting, those two were hamming it up. Really juvenile antics... I half-expected the curly-haired one to pull a jockstrap out of his pocket and stick it on his head.

Not a very proud moment if you're an alumnus of Lyons Township High School. One of the twerps was wearing a blue and yellow sweatshirt with the block "LT" on the chest.

:cool:When were you at LT?

Nellie_Fox
04-16-2005, 01:51 AM
LT class of '67 here. We took notes in class by chiselling into stone tablets.

PaleHoseGeorge
04-16-2005, 08:21 AM
When were you at LT?

Who said I was?
:?:

If you don't want juvenile delinquents smearing the reputation of your school, make sure to confiscate their blue and yellow "LT" sweatshirts when they sit behind the Sox dugout.

Either that or make arrangements for the people seated around these twerps to smack the taste out of their mouths before matters get out of hand.
:cool:

hose
04-16-2005, 08:40 AM
I don't know about M&M, but those two little twerps sitting behind the Sox dugout were aggravating the hell out of me. Everytime a right-handed hitter was batting, those two were hamming it up. Really juvenile antics... I half-expected the curly-haired one to pull a jockstrap out of his pocket and stick it on his head.

Not a very proud moment if you're an alumnus of Lyons Township High School. One of the twerps was wearing a blue and yellow sweatshirt with the block "LT" on the chest.

:cool:


I was annoyed also.

After a while it was like the director would try and get a shot in and then move once the goofball started in on his antics.

At the end of the game all I could think of was a Stooges short where Curly was in a boxing match. A kid was throwing a piece of candy at the bell ringside starting the round. The guy working the bell was as helpless as the cameraman in the Sox game.:o:

The kid is probably Reinsy's nephew and will be virtually unstopable.:rolleyes:

PaleHoseGeorge
04-16-2005, 08:49 AM
After a while it was like the director would try and get a shot in and then move once the goofball started in on his antics.

Jeez... this isn't too hard to fix. Can't Comcast or WGN have just one guy wandering the concourse for this sort of problem? Call him on his cellphone, tell him where the problem is, and let him go to work. If he flashes his credentials to the ushers he has carte blanche to any corner of the ballpark.

Imagine some big burly guy strolling down the aisle and plopping himself down in the seats directly behind these two little twerps. Then he starts kicking their chairs in a menacing way and talking about how good their mother was last night.

They would be peeing their pants in no time... probably crying, too, by the time they reached their dad's Oldsmobile in the parking lot for the ride back home to La Grange.

Problem solved.
:cool:

South Side
04-16-2005, 09:46 AM
After about 10 minutes of their antics the usher came and sat behind them and they didn't seem to do it again. :rolleyes:

BainesHOF
04-16-2005, 10:00 AM
Did anyone catch Friday when the cameraman zeroed in on the, ah, top-heavy, woman sans jacket wearing an orange top and sitting in the first row behind the Sox dugout? When they first cut to the shot it was clear what the cameraman was looking at. Then he quickly re-adjusted his focus to center the shot more normally. It was funny.

Me? I preferred the way the shot was initially focused.

daveeym
04-16-2005, 10:06 AM
So, the big fat M&M guy...he's obviously a promotional gimmick sponsored by M&M/Mars, right? Somebody in chat said that they saw him behind home plate at the Urinal a few days ago, too. What are the odds that this tub o' goo has the best seats in the house for both parks? My guess is that those are mm/mars seats and he's an employee.

PaleHoseGeorge
04-16-2005, 10:08 AM
After about 10 minutes of their antics the usher came and sat behind them and they didn't seem to do it again. :rolleyes:

When was this? I guarantee they were at it for far longer than just 10 minutes.

Personally I wouldn't be satisfied until Sox Security escorted the twerps downstairs and beat them senseless with a Chicago phonebook. That would be worthy of putting on the Jumbotron, IMO.

:wink:

MRKARNO
04-16-2005, 10:19 AM
The scout seats attendance looked in proportion to the rest of the seats at the ballpark tonight. When they're full, they will look really great because then you can actually see fans on TV when they are showing the hitter hit. Seeing the blue/green void before made the park look not nearly as great. I know one of the cool things about watching games at parks like Fenway on TV is that you can see the fans behind home plate.

The problem is that the White Sox need to suck it up and start selling some of those seats for individual game tickets to fill them up on a day by day basis.

Evman5
04-16-2005, 10:31 AM
Did anybody see that kid dancing in the 9th during the split image they showed? I think he was sitting behind the Mariners dugout. It was pretty funny.

hose
04-16-2005, 11:20 AM
When was this? I guarantee they were at it for far longer than just 10 minutes.

Personally I wouldn't be satisfied until Sox Security escorted the twerps downstairs and beat them senseless with a Chicago phonebook. That would be worthy of putting on the Jumbotron, IMO.

:wink:

It looked like the same kid was on the concourse hamming it up in front of a camera while Hawk was reading the credits as the crowd was shown leaving.

Where is a gulag when you need one?

DumpJerry
04-16-2005, 12:15 PM
Good thing you put this in your sig, I always thought you were refering to Reinsdorf.

Edit: This doesn't mean I like Reinsdorf
Since Sox management checks out the site, I just want to stay on their good side.:cool:

I agree with the poster who thinks the M&M guy is in seats bought by Mars Candy. Those seats cost about $60,000, clearly corporate promotion money.

At least he's not in a Tootsie Roll jacket, that would imply we're all suckers.

WikdChiSoxFan
04-16-2005, 12:22 PM
Most of 'em are empty for Friday's game. The 20 or so people who are actually sitting in them must get great service in their private restaurant.

we should get some seat fillers like the oscars...and everyone in the scout seats should sign a waiver not to make a complete fool out of themselves...(this happens at every ball park, don't people know that they look like fools and that they piss off countless viewers all over the country, it makes us, sox fans look bad.)

but back to seat fillers...this could go great with another program i've been thinking of, "Scout Seats for Students"...(Well behaved) Students could fill seats will that IBM CEO is downing his 8th martini, providing a good image for out team, and a good view for students from local schools who couldn't afford to buy seats on the lower deck otherwise...more specifically architecture students at IIT...named Brent.

...just a suggestion

spongyfungy
04-16-2005, 12:45 PM
The real question is, will the M&M guy still wear the jacket in 80 degree weather? or will he switch to a M&M shirt.

Obviously if hershey bought scout seats, I'd volunteer my "services"

Max Power
04-16-2005, 01:17 PM
I was hoping that by 2005 that people would get over the urge to make fools of themselves for the camera. The kids behind the dugouts were annoying as hell.
The scout seats were pretty empty, but at least there were enough people to mostly fill in the seats that were visible from the centerfield camera.
I don't know about you guys, but I loved the M&M guy. By the 7th inning stretch I was craving some peanut butter M&M's.

Is it possible for the broadcast to return from commercial without missing the first 1-2 pitches? I don't think they showed the first pitch of any half inning.

SABRSox
04-16-2005, 01:34 PM
The scout seats attendance looked in proportion to the rest of the seats at the ballpark tonight. When they're full, they will look really great because then you can actually see fans on TV when they are showing the hitter hit. Seeing the blue/green void before made the park look not nearly as great. I know one of the cool things about watching games at parks like Fenway on TV is that you can see the fans behind home plate.

The problem is that the White Sox need to suck it up and start selling some of those seats for individual game tickets to fill them up on a day by day basis.

Why not randomly select ticketgoers to fill in the empty scout seats? It looks good for TV and you get the word of mouth advertising on them too. In fact, I'd suggest they go out of their way to find WSI users, so they reach more people, as I'm sure any of us would come on here and post about the experience.

nasox
04-16-2005, 02:55 PM
Why not randomly select ticketgoers to fill in the empty scout seats? It looks good for TV and you get the word of mouth advertising on them too. In fact, I'd suggest they go out of their way to find WSI users, so they reach more people, as I'm sure any of us would come on here and post about the experience.

If they sold day of game scout seats for seats and not premium services (IE food, etc.) for around 40-50 bucks, a lot of people would bite. You could distinguish between the two with different tickets.

hose
04-16-2005, 03:13 PM
we should get some seat fillers like the oscars...and everyone in the scout seats should sign a waiver not to make a complete fool out of themselves...(this happens at every ball park, don't people know that they look like fools and that they piss off countless viewers all over the country, it makes us, sox fans look bad.)

but back to seat fillers...this could go great with another program i've been thinking of, "Scout Seats for Students"...(Well behaved) Students could fill seats will that IBM CEO is downing his 8th martini, providing a good image for out team, and a good view for students from local schools who couldn't afford to buy seats on the lower deck otherwise...more specifically architecture students at IIT...named Brent.

...just a suggestion

That's a great idea:bandance:

iftypofixit
04-16-2005, 03:39 PM
I graduated from LT last year, we're not all bad.

robertks61
04-16-2005, 03:45 PM
United Scout Seats today with attendance @ 25k, about 1/4 filled if that. Great game though!