Originally Posted by Domeshot17
A Paul Konerko Farewell Tour will put butts in the seats during a bad 2014 season. Marketing move, not a baseball move.
I disagree. A Paul Konerko Day in June or July after he's retired will likely be a sell-out. A Farewell Tour diluted over 81 dates will have negligable impact. A Konerko's Last Stand Day at the end of the 2014 season when everyone in Chicago has already mentally checked out of baseball and is thinking about the Bears will draw fewer fans to the park than if PK had already retired and was being honored with a mid-summer Day (like Frank was).