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Old 04-11-2013, 08:48 AM
Bobby Thigpen Bobby Thigpen is offline
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Originally Posted by Milw View Post
I'm right there with you (on the pants thing, the Sock patch is a bigger deal). But if 95% won't notice or care, why piss off the 5% who do? What's the gain?

For me, it's not about the pant stripe: It's about the marketing department doing things just to do them, all the while washing their hands of issues that actually matter, like guest service. The stripe is just symbolic of a larger disconnect between Sox marketing and Sox fans.
Maybe they're easier to clean. I can't imagine keeping a stupid little white stripe clean for 81 games a year is all that easy to do.

But I'm sure it's just because the Sox are so inept at fan marketing.

Seriously. It's a freaking stripe.
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