The "sold out" myth.

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    The "sold out" myth.

    The Red sox claims of selling out every game are a joke. You can go on the website and get 10 infield grandstand seats together (10:15 am Friday for the Cubs). One look at the stands will tell you the same thing. If the writers hadn't "sold out" the brass wouldn't get away with this claim.
     
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    Re: The "sold out" myth.

    What's the point?  I know that I try to bring my family to a weekend game and can't find a ticket for less than 2x face.  That's no myth.
     
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    Re: The "sold out" myth.

       "LET ME BE CLEAR".... I THINK THAT THE SOX HAVE GONE BACK TO THE BOARDERS OF 1967.....  OR MAYBE, BECAUSE THE "BIG O" HAS HIS HANDS ALL OVER THE DROP IN THE $'s VALUE !!!   WHAT SAY YOU ????
     
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    Do what I did - go to the ticket window game day and you will get reasonable seating....
     
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    Re: The "sold out" myth.

    In the immortal words of J. Tavares ... WHO CARES?
     
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    Re: The "sold out" myth.

    The website I referred to is redsox.com. Those are face value  (plus the fees and service charges, of course).

    In Response to Re: The "sold out" myth.:
    [QUOTE]What's the point?  I know that I try to bring my family to a weekend game and can't find a ticket for less than 2x face.  That's no myth.
    Posted by jimdavis[/QUOTE]
     
  7. You have chosen to ignore posts from --The--Babe--1. Show --The--Babe--1's posts

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    In Response to The "sold out" myth.:
    [QUOTE]The Red sox claims of selling out every game are a joke. You can go on the website and get 10 infield grandstand seats together (10:15 am Friday for the Cubs). One look at the stands will tell you the same thing. If the writers hadn't "sold out" the brass wouldn't get away with this claim.

    Posted by sabin1951[/QUOTE]

    It's been a farce for quite some time now.

     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from niz-58. Show niz-58's posts

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    In Response to The "sold out" myth.:
    [QUOTE]The Red sox claims of selling out every game are a joke. You can go on the website and get 10 infield grandstand seats together (10:15 am Friday for the Cubs). One look at the stands will tell you the same thing. If the writers hadn't "sold out" the brass wouldn't get away with this claim.
    Posted by sabin1951[/QUOTE]

    Cry me a river...
     
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    Re: The "sold out" myth.

    to the new poster with 2 posts. this thread is a joke. we got a walk off win last night against a very tough and determined tiger team and all you got time to do is start a thread about the sold out status of fenway is a joke? do you know that our sox are a game and a half out of first place?


    hey niz! unbelievible man. just unbelievible.

     
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    Re: The "sold out" myth.

    The REAL myth is people like the OP who claim to be Red Sox fans.It's probably some troll trying to stir things up because his team can't sell out any games and he's embarrassed by it.
     
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    Re: The "sold out" myth.

    Keep in mind, the Red Sox were holding on to a number of Cubs tickets for special packages and the like, and only just released them to the public recently. So they haven't had a chance to sell yet.

    There will ALWAYS be some tickets available in the couple of days before a game, when teams release the tickets they've held on to (at minimum, the unused player allottment tickets)...these will pop up even after a game has "sold out" to the general public.

    Their prescence does not mean a game will sell out; you make it sound like there have been tons of tickets left unsold by the Red Sox for this game since the offseason...
     
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    In Response to Re: The "sold out" myth.:
    [QUOTE]In the immortal words of J. Tavares ... WHO CARES?
    Posted by SpacemanEephus[/QUOTE]

    excellent
     
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    Re: The "sold out" myth.

    tickets are available on game day due to all clubs hold back 800-1000 tickets to accomodate players ticket requests. if they're not used, they're placed for sale. i have tried to purchase tickets to certain games and couldn't. then called a day or two in advance or game day and purchased them. some don't have the flexability to do that, but if you do, it's great.
     
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    Re: The "sold out" myth.

    The Fenway box office always holds back a certian number of tickets for walk-ups on game nights.  They tell you that when you take the tour of Fenway.

    "Sold out" doesn't mean "every seat filled"  - season ticket holders who can't make the game that night will have empty seats...though the seats themselves have already been "sold".  

    A friend of mine who lives in Cleveland and grew up an Indians fan told me that the Tribe would send around a bus to the parks and pick up kids and take them to the stadium (back in the day when one could do that safely) - she saw many free baseball games that way - but it created a "sold out" feel to the stadium because all the seats were full. 

    And if you were going to go out and buy 100 tickets, but were only able to re-sell 25, those 75 seats would still be considered sold even if nobody was in them...

    It's basic logic, really.

     
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    Re: The "sold out" myth.

    http://www.bostonhospitalityindustry.com/2011/05/red-sox-slow-start-means-plethora-of.html

    http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_32/b4190024482985.htm

    http://boston.about.com/b/2010/03/24/red-sox-sellout-streak-could-be-a-thing-of-the-past.htm

     
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    In Response to Re: The "sold out" myth.:
    [QUOTE]http://www.bostonhospitalityindustry.com/2011/05/red-sox-slow-start-means-plethora-of.html http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_32/b4190024482985.htm http://boston.about.com/b/2010/03/24/red-sox-sellout-streak-could-be-a-thing-of-the-past.htm
    Posted by --The--Babe--1[/QUOTE]

    Have you told your doctor or pastor that you aren't able to sleep at night due to the false claims of Fenway Park sellouts?
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: The "sold out" myth. : Have you told your doctor or pastor that you aren't able to sleep at night due the the false claims of Fenway Parl sellouts?

    Posted by Your-Echo[/QUOTE]

    No pike, I have no problems sleeping, thanks for your concern though.

     
  18. You have chosen to ignore posts from SpacemanEephus. Show SpacemanEephus's posts

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: The "sold out" myth. : No pike, I have no problems sleeping, thanks for your concern though.
    Posted by --The--Babe--1[/QUOTE]
     but seriously babe, you do seem to have this strange obsession with debunking the fenway sellout "myth"
     
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    In Response to Re: The "sold out" myth.:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: The "sold out" myth. :  but seriously babe, you do seem to have this strange obsession with debunking the fenway sellout "myth"

    Posted by SpacemanEephus[/QUOTE]

    Only because it continually gets brought up in here.....just like the "sawx recoup the dice k posting fee" drivel that's stated in here frequently.

     
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    In Response to Re: The "sold out" myth.:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: The "sold out" myth. : Only because it continually gets brought up in here.....just like the "sawx recoup the dice k posting fee" drivel that's stated in here frequently.
    Posted by --The--Babe--1[/QUOTE]

    Thats fair.  In my eyes, the posting-fee-recoup is a topic worth harping on.  It was controversial then, Dice is a lightning rod, and the "recoup" arguement doesn't hold water.  But, what in the world even remotely matters about fenway sellouts and whether or not people crow about it?  Isn't kind of superfluous?
     
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    In Response to Re: The "sold out" myth.:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: The "sold out" myth. : Thats fair.  In my eyes, the posting-fee-recoup is a topic worth harping on.  It was controversial then, Dice is a lightning rod, and the "recoup" arguement doesn't hold water.  But, what in the world even remotely matters about fenway sellouts and whether or not people crow about it?  Isn't kind of superfluous?

    Posted by SpacemanEephus[/QUOTE]

    I just think it's ridiculous how much it is celebrated by the team and the rfn.

    They even sell plaques celebrating it. To me it's like celebrating bonds as the home run champ.

     
  22. You have chosen to ignore posts from SpacemanEephus. Show SpacemanEephus's posts

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    In Response to Re: The "sold out" myth.:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: The "sold out" myth. : I just think it's ridiculous how much it is celebrated by the team and the rfn. They even sell plaques celebrating it. To me it's like celebrating bonds as the home run champ.
    Posted by --The--Babe--1[/QUOTE]

    I agree.  It really doesn't mean anything.  Everyone knows the Sox have a giant fan base and that the park itself is a draw.  I couldn't care less about some 'streak' of sellouts.
     
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    Re: The "sold out" myth.

    I have spent time trying to disprove many conspiracy theroies.

    I haven't gotten to this one yet.

    Area 51, the moon landing, Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, Kennedy assassination (both of them), MLK assassination, the "dead zone" of Mexico, Tunguska event, UFO sightings....these are ahead of the "great Fenway Park swindle" on my list.
     
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    Re: The "sold out" myth.

    If the myth gets debunked, what does it all mean?  I'm trying to buy seats for Sox vs. PIRATES in Pittsburgh. All they have are random single seats.  So, it tells me that Sox fans travel well.  They are about to sell out THEY PIRATES!

    Sorry, Babe! 
     
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    In Response to Re: The "sold out" myth.:
    [QUOTE]I have spent time trying to disprove many conspiracy theroies. I haven't gotten to this one yet. Area 51, the moon landing, Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, Kennedy assassination (both of them), MLK assassination, the "dead zone" of Mexico, Tunguska event, UFO sightings....these are ahead of the "great Fenway Park swindle" on my list.
    Posted by ZILLAGOD[/QUOTE]

    thank you z
     

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