Thursday, February 28, 2013

"Hello, may I speak to the baseball fan in the house? This is Larry Lucchino, chief executive officer of the Boston Redsocks, and we've got an exciting new offer..."

The Boston Globe - (which I plan to buy, as soon as I can unload the Syracuse Herald-Journal) - has the goods on a new rule of baseball economics: Let your team fall apart, and the fans won't automatically show up.

Having missed the playoffs for two years straight, the Redsocks are seeing a 10 percent decline in season ticket sales. So what are the great Yankee rivals doing? Among other things, they're hanging a guilt trip on a certain rookie who got injured. Sez Ben Affleck's Daily Planet:

The team is making an effort to woo back season ticket-holders. There have been phone banks, with interns and ticketing staffers and even CEO Larry Lucchino and thirdbaseman Will Middlebrooks placing calls. 

"Hello, I'm calling on behalf of your Boston Redsocks, may I speak to the baseball fan of the house? Hi, my name is Will Middlebrooks, and to whom am I speaking?  Harold? Hello, Harold... Yes, I know it's dinnertime, but this won't take long... No, this is not a survey... Listen.. Harold, the reason I'm calling tonight is to ask you if you will reconsider your past commitment to the Boston Redsocks baseball club in the form...

"Yes, Harold, I am that Will Middlebrooks... Well, there's no way I can prove who I am, you'll have to take my word... Yes, I have seen John Lackey's junk, but I'm not gonna talk about it... Yeah, it was incredible, fried chicken everywhere... Hey, you said that about Bobby V, not me... But can we talk about your commitment to the 2013 Redsock campaign...

"Harold...  Harold...  Harold, will you let me finish... Will you let me say something... Frankly, I resent that remark...  I'm gonna hang up... Oh, yeah? Well, as far as I'm concerned, I don't care if you ever come to a game, and if you do, don't sit along the third base line, because I know your name, and I know your voice, and a thrown ball can do some damage... DON'T YOU DARE HANG UP ON ME? Goddamfukkinsomebich...

"Hello, I'm calling on behalf of your Boston Redsocks, may I speak to the baseball fan of the house? Hi, my name is Will, umm, Aceves... Will Aceves..." 
The team is making an effort to woo back season ticket-holders. There have been phone banks, with interns and ticketing staffers and even CEO Larry Lucchino and third baseman Will Middlebrooks placing calls. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/2013/02/27/many-red-sox-ticket-holders-fleeing-now/MLPWfKrhpiijX7if0YLMqM/story.html#sthash.nwHUSu9c.dpuf
even sell the tickets for face value.”
As detailed in a Globe story Feb. 1, Red Sox brass acknowledged that season-ticket sales last month were down 10 percent from a year ago. The team is making an effort to woo back season ticket-holders. There have been phone banks, with interns and ticketing staffers and even CEO Larry Lucchino and third baseman Will Middlebrooks placing calls.
- See more at: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/2013/02/27/many-red-sox-ticket-holders-fleeing-now/MLPWfKrhpiijX7if0YLMqM/story.html#sthash.nwHUSu9c.dpuf
, Red Sox brass acknowledged that season-ticket sales last month were down 10 percent from a year ago. The team is making an effort to woo back season ticket-holders. There have been phone banks, with interns and ticketing staffers and even CEO Larry Lucchino and third baseman Will Middlebrooks placing calls. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/2013/02/27/many-red-sox-ticket-holders-fleeing-now/MLPWfKrhpiijX7if0YLMqM/story.html#sthash.nwHUSu9c.dpuf
, Red Sox brass acknowledged that season-ticket sales last month were down 10 percent from a year ago. The team is making an effort to woo back season ticket-holders. There have been phone banks, with interns and ticketing staffers and even CEO Larry Lucchino and third baseman Will Middlebrooks placing calls. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/2013/02/27/many-red-sox-ticket-holders-fleeing-now/MLPWfKrhpiijX7if0YLMqM/story.html#sthash.nwHUSu9c.dpuf
Red Sox brass acknowledged that season-ticket sales last month were down 10 percent from a year ago. The team is making an effort to woo back season ticket-holders. There have been phone banks, with interns and ticketing staffers and even CEO Larry Lucchino and third baseman Will Middlebrooks placing calls. - See more at: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/2013/02/27/many-red-sox-ticket-holders-fleeing-now/MLPWfKrhpiijX7if0YLMqM/story.html#sthash.nwHUSu9c.dpuf

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ted Sox looking more like the non sexy club long before Lucchino and Baby Moses showered up together in early 2000s
This site is a tablet for those to amuse Melky of Augusta
Ga.
Another year the kids will be having this blog sound like an out take from Jersey Shore or Brazil Big Brother!

Mustang said...

The world is a nicer place than you remember, duque; the redsocks have missed the playoffs for three years, not two.

Anonymous said...

A year away from maturity- the kids look sexy in the A and B games.
No Bob Montgomery's in the lot! And Cashman would never make a Cecil Cooper for Boomer Scott deal
Granted Harry Dalton us bit around !
Maybe the Bisox need The Nasty Nats to move into Ft Myers to remind them with the Rizzo Way how PD is done from scratch.
Some Yanx fans never have to balance grading blue book finals in history 101 or weapons and tactics 201 while reading up on all blogs, e- mails and even Pony Express snail mail which pauses now in Saturdays even after 16 billion bail out!
Heathcutt for Magic Mike2 with Cashman cameo !!!

Anonymous said...

Melky! Melky ! Go yard , young man!
The Astro rebuild is interesting in the new AL West!
Cervelli brings good leather and some pop
The non Yankee fan fan!
Great story in Rick Ankiel . Who could play him in
A B movie!?
Great tex mex in Houston
The first exhibition game for Astros was against M&M boys in the Dome!

Anonymous said...

Dan Johnson shortened his stroke?
Melky file that bender from T- shimi away for future
Use
Jackie Bradley- not a rapper career or Willis in a diff strokes show?
Dustin P- your shaggy look is as outdated as the Ambercrombir Fitch generation!

Anonymous said...

Dice- K could win 10-12 games just by leaving Fenway!!
Less stress for Swisher and Tito in the big Teeppee by Lake Erie!