M, on 18 April 2012 - 10:34 AM, said:
Seeing that the Safe drew only 12,000 fans last night (Can you say Kingdome?), when will we start seeing discounted tickets below list price? Stubhub has some at below list from poor season ticket holders that can't give them away. The team has cut payroll and seems to be expecting lower attendance. It looks like the fans will be meeting those expectations. However, the kids are more interesting to watch than the old entitled vet filler from recent seasons. We see the growing pains now. Before it was just pain without the gain. I think I'll generally stick to watching on TV, go to a few, and maybe some in Tacoma after promotions from AA.
I'm sure the flexible scale will increase prices on bobblehead nights and warmer weather games. Not to mention, they always hit you for a few extra bucks for day of game tickets at the box~office. I'm not crazy about their stance on the new arena. I believe they really blew it. What a perfect way to bring back some fans by supporting a new hockey and basketball team. I think the flex pricing is another bad idea and their excuse is:
"Many other sports franchises are doing it !"
I'm with you, I'd rather watch the kids, then watch the vets who are just trying to last in the league. At least the kids, hustle and play hard, with the occasional blunder. I'd trade Ryan if they could get some minor leaguers for him. He's a great defensive shortstop, but they have Kawasaki riding the pines most of the time, who does a great job. Plus he has the same joy of playing the game that Ryan does.
Minor League Baseball ? Now there's an idea. The local nine are just a couple of months away and I feel a pilgrimage to Tacoma might happen next month.
Mariner Central Adopt-A-Players
at Clinton LumberKings: 0-1, 4 GS, 21.1 in, 20 H, 9 r, 6 er, 4 bb, 14 k, as of 5/15
at Tacoma Rainiers 28 g, 109 ab's 19 r, 25 h, 8 2b, 2 3b, 6 hr, 31 rbi, 55 tb, 10 bb, 38 k, (.229/.304/.505/.839) as of 5/15
at Clinton LumberKings 30 g, 98 ab, 13 r, 17 h, 7 2b, 1 hr, 9 rbi, 27 tb, 13 bb, 16 k, (.173/.277/.276/.552) as of 5/15
Luis Liberato - probably DSL
Johan Limonta now with York of the Indy League
Greg Halman RIP
Tom Wilhelmsen now closing for the big club
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