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Chicken Dinner
05-09-2006, 03:51 PM
What kind of crap is this. :angry:

Red Sox look for more ways to cash in (http://www.dailyrecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006605070369)
Posted May 8, 2006 (feedback (kevinreichard@ballparkwatch.com)) (submit story (kevinreichard@ballparkwatch.com)) (discuss (http://pub79.ezboard.com/bballparkwatchdiscussions))
http://www.ballparkdigest.com/boston_red_sox_old1_small.gifThe Boston Red Sox are entering yet another baseball-related industry: baseball travel. The Red Sox, having already sold every ticket at Fenway Park (http://www.ballparkdigest.com/visits/fenway.htm) for this season, are now offering trips to Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto. For $499 to $1,000, fans get a ticket, a hotel room, autographs and a baseball used in the game. This is a pretty good way for the BoSox to leverage the team's popularity; whether other teams can duplicate the success is another issues. We're guessing the Yankees, Mets and Cubs could do so; less likely for other teams.

mccoydp
05-09-2006, 03:58 PM
I just read that article...where do I begin?

Beckett's no surprise with his injury history.

I love this statement, though:

"Since the All-Star break last season, Glavine has been just about the best starter in the game..."

Ahem, Contreras, anyone?

How about this one:

"Jason Giambi's fantastic start is, in my opinion, inspirational. To see him overcome the massive obstacles of the last 36 months and continue his hot '05 second half through the first month of '06 is astonishing and improbable."

Insert puking guy tag here.

Another **** article about the Red Cubs.

drewcifer
05-09-2006, 03:59 PM
Best part of that article:


Call the paparazzi
The Boston Globe ran a list of celebrities who attended Monday's game at Fenway Park between the Red Sox and Yankees. It consisted of Joey McIntyre from "New Kids on the Block" and clothing designer Joseph Abboud.



:?:


Should have had the heading:

Call the who gives a **** dept and tell them to leave their cameras at home because there's nothing to see here and any self respecting paparazzi would get his ass kicked by his paparazzi buddies for wasting film on these loads

Or something like that.

Edward
05-09-2006, 04:01 PM
:dunno: Eh, the worst that this could bring is more revenue for the SOX (Concessions/Souvenirs) and it gives a chance for people from out of town to check out our park and our city. If they wanna pay $500-$1000 to come, let em. If I had that kinda money just laying around and the SOX offered trips to Boston/New York I'd probably go check it out.

Scottiehaswheels
05-09-2006, 04:01 PM
I'm just curious how the Red Sox acquire the tickets from other teams? Are they set aside by the opposing team? Wouldn't make much sense as why would they want opposing teams fans packing the stadium? Do they buy the tix via other ticket brokers? Interesting though... Always wished the Sox would do something similar...

ewokpelts
05-09-2006, 04:07 PM
I'm just curious how the Red Sox acquire the tickets from other teams? Are they set aside by the opposing team? Wouldn't make much sense as why would they want opposing teams fans packing the stadium? Do they buy the tix via other ticket brokers? Interesting though... Always wished the Sox would do something similar... Each team can buy tickets directly from any other mlb team.

My employer handles the sox ticket invoicing, and we recieved invoices from white sox ownership for red sox playoff games in 04. Of course, they got the tickets BEFORE they were invoiced.

Players can take advantage of this too. That's how Mackowiak got WS tickets last year(from the bucs)

Gene

Scottiehaswheels
05-09-2006, 04:08 PM
Players can take advantage of this too. That's how Mackowiak got WS tickets last year(from the bucs)

Gene

Are you sure? His parents have been season ticket holders for forever.... I would think they probably just gave him one...

Fenway
05-09-2006, 05:55 PM
This story got attention in Boston for another reason. The Globe ran it on the front page giving the Sox a free ad. Of course the Globe ( NY Times ) owns 17% of the club.

Red Sox management continues to amaze in ways to pick the pockets of baseball mad New Englanders.

SouthSide_HitMen
05-09-2006, 06:04 PM
This story got attention in Boston for another reason. The Globe ran it on the front page giving the Sox a free ad. Of course the Globe ( NY Times ) owns 17% of the club.

Red Sox management continues to amaze in ways to pick the pockets of baseball mad New Englanders.

Have you bought any Red Sox lottery tickets yet? All they need is a distillery, hemp farm and strip club (with strippers sliding up and down authentic Fenway Park foul poles) and they will be able to accommodate the vice of choice for every Red Sox fan on the planet.

Fenway
05-09-2006, 06:09 PM
Have you bought any Red Sox lottery tickets yet? All they need is a distillery, hemp farm and strip club (with strippers sliding up and down authentic Fenway Park foul poles) and they will be able to accommodate the vice of choice for every Red Sox fan on the planet.

friend of mine in San Francisco had me buy $500 worth to sell in a SF Red Sox bar :?:

I will NOT buy the Yankees lottery ticket

http://www.nylottery.org/storelayoutimages/subwayseries_ticket.jpg

Erik The Red
05-09-2006, 09:26 PM
Best part of that article:

Call the paparazzi
The Boston Globe ran a list of celebrities who attended Monday's game at Fenway Park between the Red Sox and Yankees. It consisted of Joey McIntyre from "New Kids on the Block" and clothing designer Joseph Abboud.


:?:


Should have had the heading:

Call the who gives a **** dept and tell them to leave their cameras at home because there's nothing to see here and any self respecting paparazzi would get his ass kicked by his paparazzi buddies for wasting film on these loads

Or something like that.
LOL, New Kids on the Block??? And we talk about having C-list celebrities at our games! :rolling:

ewokpelts
05-10-2006, 12:12 AM
friend of mine in San Francisco had me buy $500 worth to sell in a SF Red Sox bar :?:

I will NOT buy the Yankees lottery ticket

http://www.nylottery.org/storelayoutimages/subwayseries_ticket.jpgbut no team in vegas, right?

Gene

JohnBasedowYoda
05-10-2006, 12:29 AM
I think all Red Sox talk should be filtered into What's the Score.

munchman33
05-10-2006, 01:00 AM
I think all Red Sox talk should be filtered into What's the Score.

Maybe they can give fenway his own forum?

CLR01
05-10-2006, 02:39 AM
but no team in vegas, right?

Gene


Putting a logo on a state lotto ticket isn't exactly the same as having a team located in the mecca of gambling.

Erik The Red
05-10-2006, 05:51 AM
Maybe they can give fenway his own forum?
It would at least help us avoid his "OMG check out the latest news from a team you can't stand!" threads.

jenn2080
05-10-2006, 08:32 AM
THey are actually not the only one who does this. I have see sports trips that you can get your hotel airfare and game tickets in a package. The Red Sox are not trying to rip anyone off....hotel airfare and game for 500-1000 isnt that bad.

Hangar18
05-10-2006, 08:46 AM
This story got attention in Boston for another reason. The Globe ran it on the front page giving the Sox a free ad. Of course the Globe ( NY Times ) owns 17% of the club.

Red Sox management continues to amaze in ways to pick the pockets of baseball mad New Englanders.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. Reminds me of another team who is owned by a newspaper in the same town

34 Inch Stick
05-10-2006, 10:19 AM
Have you bought any Red Sox lottery tickets yet? All they need is a distillery, hemp farm and strip club (with strippers sliding up and down authentic Fenway Park foul poles) .

Hopefully Pesky would never go to the establishment. The jokes would be too easy.

Chicken Dinner
05-10-2006, 10:33 AM
THey are actually not the only one who does this. I have see sports trips that you can get your hotel airfare and game tickets in a package. The Red Sox are not trying to rip anyone off....hotel airfare and game for 500-1000 isnt that bad.

I don't think airfare is included.

Chip Z'nuff
05-10-2006, 10:36 AM
I had a friendly run-in with a red sox fan last year at the Oak Lawn Hilton. It was last July during the BoSox series. Just finished up breakfast with my g/f and were on our way out to the parking lot in full gear and this clown in a red sox hat sitting on a bench had to yell something clever. I yelled back you weren't in New York and I had full permission from the Oak Lawn Police to whip your [but] all through this parking lot. he said "See you at the park!". We were laughing as we were yelling so it was more in fun. Guess where I'll be for breakfast before the Bo Sox game this year?

ewokpelts
05-10-2006, 11:41 AM
Putting a logo on a state lotto ticket isn't exactly the same as having a team located in the mecca of gambling.
Gambling is gambling.

C-Dawg
05-11-2006, 12:58 PM
Maybe they can give fenway his own forum?

Oh yeah! All Boston, all the time! Baseball and everything else.

:cool:

ondafarm
05-11-2006, 02:49 PM
I'm just curious how the Red Sox acquire the tickets from other teams? Are they set aside by the opposing team? Wouldn't make much sense as why would they want opposing teams fans packing the stadium? Do they buy the tix via other ticket brokers? Interesting though... Always wished the Sox would do something similar...

There is always a courtesy number of tickets available to the opposition. Any team can buy directly from any other team.

When I was dating my future second wife, I wanted to meet her father (a condition in Japan of a marriage proposal, at least in the traditional parts of Japan.) Well, he's a very traditional guy and he refused to meet me. So when my team was scheduled to play games in his hometown, I sent him four tickets to the game. He sent them back saying it was inappropriate for him to go to a baseball game when his colleagues were working. Earning my nickname of "Neburazuyoi" I called his company, found out how many employees they had, 186, and sent the president of the company 186 tickets to the game, four box, 182 bleacher, on the condition that my future father-in-law would be in the box, where I visited him before game.

I played for free that week and lived on the per diem.

skobabe8
05-11-2006, 03:20 PM
There is always a courtesy number of tickets available to the opposition. Any team can buy directly from any other team.

When I was dating my future second wife, I wanted to meet her father (a condition in Japan of a marriage proposal, at least in the traditional parts of Japan.) Well, he's a very traditional guy and he refused to meet me. So when my team was scheduled to play games in his hometown, I sent him four tickets to the game. He sent them back saying it was inappropriate for him to go to a baseball game when his colleagues were working. Earning my nickname of "Neburazuyoi" I called his company, found out how many employees they had, 186, and sent the president of the company 186 tickets to the game, four box, 182 bleacher, on the condition that my future father-in-law would be in the box, where I visited him before game.

I played for free that week and lived on the per diem.

:o: Good story! Whats the nickname mean?

ondafarm
05-11-2006, 03:24 PM
:o: Good story! Whats the nickname mean?

Neburazuyoi means tenacious (or stubborn.) The character it's written with has a picture of your teeth with a grain of rice stuck in them. Before dental floss, getting a grain of rice wedged in your teeth did require tanacious efforts in dental hygene.

Ol' No. 2
05-11-2006, 04:31 PM
Gambling is gambling.Nooo.... There's gambling...and then there's gambling on baseball. Big difference. But don't take my word for it. Ask Pete Rose.

ewokpelts
05-11-2006, 05:34 PM
Nooo.... There's gambling...and then there's gambling on baseball. Big difference. But don't take my word for it. Ask Pete Rose.I should have clarified.

if a player participates in gambling or activities related to gambling, and it may affect baseball. It's bad.

But, MLB teams accepting money from casinos for advertising, or teams promoting gambling through state sponsored scratch off cards is good for baseball.

And dont forget.....Baseball in Las Vegas IS A VERY BAD IDEA.