View Full Version : Get friendly effort falls flat at Fenway

07-17-2007, 02:35 PM
The Boston Police had an idea.


On Sunday they wanted everybody at the game to wear a nametag. :?:

Boston -- With the help of more than 150 volunteers, the Boston Police Department, in honor of National Night Out 2007, will distribute 40,000 nametags at Fenway Park to attendees at the Red Sox - Blue Jays Game on July 15. The Boston Police Department's Neighborhood Crime Watch Unit is embarking on this "Nametag Day" to encourage fans in attendance to get to know their neighbors. Neighbors who know each other are more likely to care for and watch out for each other. This reduces crime and strengthens their community. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis will welcome the crowd and officially kick off National Night Out Boston 2007. This year's theme is "Unity through Community," which is made possible when neighbors get to know each other simply by learning each other's names. More information about National Night Out Boston 2007 can be found at www.BostonCrimeWatch.com.


The response was lukewarm :tongue:

“It didn’t go with my outfit,” said Haley D’Alessandro of Chelmsford.

“I don’t want to talk,” said Paul Cast of Rhode Island. “I want to drink beers and watch the Red Sox.”


07-17-2007, 03:13 PM
Didn't they watch Seinfeld?

07-18-2007, 01:49 PM
This is a bad idea for kids anyway, as it allows strangers to assume a familiar tone. It's why they tell parents of Little Leaguers to use last names only on equipment, hats, etc.

07-18-2007, 01:53 PM
Didn't they watch Seinfeld?

What's next? The hello kiss? :tongue:

07-18-2007, 11:24 PM
Name tags!!! Name tags Jerry!!