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Old 07-15-2013, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by HomeFish View Post
Kenny Lofton was from Northwest Indiana, and I believe his contract with the Sox contained a clause stating that he would get paid extra if attendance increased (because of Northwest Hoosiers coming out to see their hero)

As far as I know, the additional fans from Northwest Indiana never came.
Interesting. I hadn't heard that one before. If true, this was something the Sox kept to themselves and didn't plaster it on a website ticket promotion. He was also one of their own players. I'm sure something like that would be hard to quantify. I mean, are the friends and family of one player really going to register a bump in attendance of any ball club?
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