Lucchino : "Red Sox Sellout Streak will probably end in April"

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    Re: Lucchino :

    In response to selenium's comment:

    Where in the Lucchino quote does he say that the fans are leaving in droves? Link please?

    OK, you agree with me then. You couldn't afford the tickets and hate those who could. Thanks for being sincere and honest about it. I prefer to watch at home anyway so I don't have any influence in respect to the supply-demand curve.



    I'm the one who said the "pink hats" fans were leaving in droves,not Larry"the leak" Lucchino.If you had been paying attention the last several years,you'd know that tickets were hard to come by unless you got them through a scalper.The demand has gone down because it's not so fashionable to be seen at Fenway these days(the pinkies are leaving in droves).Now tickets are available.

    I still went to games the last several years,but I was paying WAY over face value to go.Just because I could afford to buy tickets from scalpers doesn't mean I liked it.But I always enjoyed going to Fenway and I wasn't going to let some fashionable fans stop me from doing that.

     
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    Re: Lucchino :

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    Every three months a Yankee fan starts a thread about the sellout streak and it draws other Yankee fans, Softlaw, and those who for some reason hate "pink hats". If you can't afford to attend games then you should be grateful for those who can. They pay the bills so that we can have a competitive payroll.

    Do Yankee fans hate the Wall Street crowd that leases their suites and seats behind home plate. Perhaps Babe, Steven, and Zac can fill us in on what is being said on Yankee Forums about hating the rich folks who subsidise the Yankee payroll of $206 mil. in 2013. The problem however is that Babe, Steven, and Zac never go to Yankee forums. Why is that?

     



    There's some of us long time Red Sox who don't like the "Pink Hats" because they're responsible for making it harder to get tickets.They bought the tickets only because being a Sox fan was fashionable at the time and Fenway was THE place to be and be seen.That made it more difficult for the real devoted fans to get tickets,and drove the secondary market for them through the roof.

     

    At it's height,seats were selling for 4-5 times or more than face value for a regular season game on eBay for those fans who weren't lucky enough to get them through the ticket office.Scalpers were making a killing because of the demand for tickets.

     Now,because the Sox looked so horrible last year,the "pink hats' are leaving in droves.The demand for tickets has gone down and finally the long time fans can buy their tickets at the regular(although still expensive)prices rather than through some scalper in Iowa on eBay.

    Good-bye and good riddance I say.

    Go Sox !!!




    The only problem is, if and when the Sox start winning, they'll be back.

     
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    Re: Lucchino :

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    When a poster quotes Lucchino as saying  " the fans are leaving in droves", shouldn't one get a link on that before making the assumption that he indeed said that. 



    Show me where I said that "The fans are leaving in droves" is a quote from Lucchino.I never claimed that at all.

     
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    Re: Lucchino :

    Babe is right about Pike.  He's just a troll here to get people going.  And he's doing it again.

     
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    Re: Lucchino :

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    When a poster quotes Lucchino as saying  " the fans are leaving in droves", shouldn't one get a link on that before making the assumption that he indeed said that. 

     



    Show me where I said that "The fans are leaving in droves" is a quote from Lucchino.I never claimed that at all.

     



    Crickets

     
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    Re: Lucchino :

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    There's some of us long time Red Sox who don't like the "Pink Hats" because they're responsible for making it harder to get tickets.They bought the tickets only because being a Sox fan was fashionable at the time and Fenway was THE place to be and be seen.That made it more difficult for the real devoted fans to get tickets,and drove the secondary market for them through the roof.

     

    At it's height,seats were selling for 4-5 times or more than face value for a regular season game on eBay for those fans who weren't lucky enough to get them through the ticket office.Scalpers were making a killing because of the demand for tickets.

     Now,because the Sox looked so horrible last year,the "pink hats' are leaving in droves.The demand for tickets has gone down and finally the long time fans can buy their tickets at the regular(although still expensive)prices rather than through some scalper in Iowa on eBay.

    Good-bye and good riddance I say.

    Go Sox !!!

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    not sure what pikes problem is with mr mojos post is

    mr mojo had it right

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2013/02/01/red-sox-season-ticket-renewals-are-down-percent/UxpgHW6cbuahlKHd96D2DL/story.html

    Season-ticket renewals are down 10 percent from this time last year. Although those coveted tickets will eventually go to fans on the waiting list, the renewal lapse is seen as a signal that even hardcore fans are cooling in their enthusiasm. And that can translate into a drop in overall ticket sales — and empty seats in the stands.

    “It will come as no surprise if, on the heels of a 69-win season, our fans don’t sell out the park some nights this year,” said Sam Kennedy, the team’s chief operating officer. “We know it takes time to reconnect, to restore faith, and to believe again. We are passionate fans, too. We understand.”

    Kennedy also said that although there are no tallies yet on single-ticket sales, he expects those to be down, too.

     
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    Re: Lucchino :

    Last season Larry would get on the stations and tell us that the up coming games weren't sold us.  He really used the media to " sell out" the games.  This year he is abandoning his lies, most likely because the sell out streak, worked against them and kept the walk up sales away.

    It was nice last season to walk up to the window and buy tickets, and in some cases be given them for free.

     
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    In my humble opinion, the single most uninteresting aspect of Red Sox baseball that could possibly be discussed is this sell-out streak, from all angles.  I could care less about the streak itself.  Totally meaningless.  I could care less whether it is trumped up by the front office or media.  Classic entertainment biz, anything including smoke and mirrors to get people under the big top.  I just don't see why we should care about any of it.

     
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    Re: Lucchino :

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    Babe is right about Pike.  He's just a troll here to get people going.  And he's doing it again.

     



    A Yankee fan started this redundant, boring topic that has been discussed a hundred times on this forum. In came all of the Yankee fans and Softlaw. Go back and read the thread. I started nothing. 

     

    I asked a two logical questions:

    Why the hatred of pink hats?

    When did Lucchino say that fans were leacving in droves?

    Why do you interpret that to be trolling? Let them answer the reasonable questions. Not trolling at all.

     




     

    Your intent in general is not to be a troller; instead, you're an incessant whiner rife with fandom distorted inaccuracies amidst a few cogent points. Even if this board was perfect you would find something to whine about. The net result? As BostonTrollSpanker has decreed, you are the most notorious troll on this board, and one that has attempted in the past to invade internet privacy; likely in the privacy of your wimp cave.

    And invasion of privacy is worse than trolling; it's the symptom of an unscrupulous cyber-freak who's skirting the fringes of the law.

    This is why you get banned all the time.  

     
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    Re: Lucchino :

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    In my humble opinion, the single most uninteresting aspect of Red Sox baseball that could possibly be discussed is this sell-out streak, from all angles.  I could care less about the streak itself.  Totally meaningless.  I could care less whether it is trumped up by the front office or media.  Classic entertainment biz, anything including smoke and mirrors to get people under the big top.

     I just don't see why we should care about any of it.



    fair enough  space

    but it is a dishonest ploy meant to increase sales

    so those who have been duped might feel different

     
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    Re: Lucchino :

    Probably the biggest reason why Larry is coneceding the sell out is over, is due to the fact that the press uncovered the sox little scam. The sox will no longer be able to give out tickets after the game starts and mark them as charitable contributions.

     
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    Re: Lucchino :

    The folks pushing the sellouts are as bad as the ones who said the NYY front row seats were all purchased when every one could see many empty leather seats, Then they reduced the price and let people move from other seats so it would not look so bad.

     

    JUst saying Yankees / Red Sox both sides of the fence can look dumb or greener depending on your reference point.

     
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    Re: Lucchino :

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    As I said in my first post on the thread, whether the sellout streak is legit. or phoney is of no concern to me. It only seems to concern our Yankee visitors and trolls. Later on in the thread, a poster said that fans would leave in "droves" and  I asked him for a link to that revelation.




    I doubt fans will leave in droves, in fact the streak ending will bring back some hard core fans back.  My concern with the false sellout record is that it drove up the prices in the secondary market.  Fans were discouraged in trying to buy from fenway and some thought that getting them at game time was impossible.  So their only option was the high prices on the secondary markets.

    The bottom started to fall out several seasons ago.  Word got around that getting tix at game time was possible, either at the window or the non scalping circle.  People coming in from other countries would pay high prices and if the games were rained out, got stuck.  My advice to tourist would be to wait to you get here and go to the window or try stub hub once you get here.

    It was nice last season to walk over at the last minute and buy a ticket a half hour before game.  I wasn't happy with the team's poor record, but the park has always been the best thing about going to a red sox game.

     
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    Re: Lucchino :

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    In my humble opinion, the single most uninteresting aspect of Red Sox baseball that could possibly be discussed is this sell-out streak, from all angles.  I could care less about the streak itself.  Totally meaningless.  I could care less whether it is trumped up by the front office or media.  Classic entertainment biz, anything including smoke and mirrors to get people under the big top.

     I just don't see why we should care about any of it.

     



    fair enough  space

    but it is a dishonest ploy meant to increase sales

    so those who have been duped might feel different

     



    Fair enough Zac.

    I guess I just feel nothing for someone who would buy tickets for the mere reason to keep the 'streak' alive.  Personally, I but tickets to Fenway so i can go watch the Red Sox play baseball. 

     
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