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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Abraham: Red Sox Sellout Streak Likely To End Wednesday

My, how times have changed. The last two non-sellout games at Fenway were in May 2003, featuring an opponent managed by Buck Showalter.

villageidiom Posted: April 09, 2013 at 11:58 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Nasty Nate Posted: April 10, 2013 at 09:45 AM (#4409584)
Now the healing can truly begin.
   2. villageidiom Posted: April 10, 2013 at 11:12 AM (#4409692)
Last night, when submitting this, I pictured Larry Lucchino trying to market unsold tickets to Wednesday's game as souvenirs commemorating the end of the streak, thereby selling the remaining tickets and keeping the streak alive.

Jose, save your stub from Monday. That's the collector's item.

Funny, as I was looking up the first game of the streak, I was thinking I might have been to that game, too. mrsidiom won the Monster seats lottery and we went to a game in May against Texas. I'm pretty sure it was 2003. I don't know which game I went to, so I'll have to see if I still have my ticket from then.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 10, 2013 at 11:14 AM (#4409697)
What will fans do with all those pink hats?
   4. Textbook Editor Posted: April 10, 2013 at 11:32 AM (#4409713)
   5. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM (#4409719)
Jose, save your stub from Monday. That's the collector's item.


I'm going tonight too. I'll save 'em both!
   6. Nasty Nate Posted: April 10, 2013 at 11:43 AM (#4409728)
The capacity is 3,000 more than when the streak began. I wonder if the 'tickets distributed' measure for tonight would have been considered a sellout back then.
   7. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 10, 2013 at 11:52 AM (#4409747)
What I've read is they're expecting "low 30,000" which would probably still be below the threshhold. The lowest during the streak attendance that year was 32,643 against Cleveland according to BBRef.
   8. BDC Posted: April 10, 2013 at 11:58 AM (#4409759)
we went to a game in May against Texas. I'm pretty sure it was 2003

Interesting. The last game they failed to sell out was 5/14/03 against the Rangers. I was at the game on 5/13/03 (also the Rangers, also a Boston victory): only time I ever went to Fenway Park.
   9. Nasty Nate Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:29 PM (#4409809)
I will have to check my stubs to see if I was at any of those Rangers games in 2003.

That was a great year to go to Fenway for a Sox fan. The team won 53 games at home, and batted .316/.392/.527 - as a team.
   10. What's the realistic upside, RMc? Posted: April 10, 2013 at 12:59 PM (#4409853)
   11. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 10, 2013 at 01:04 PM (#4409859)
OH GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE

Hey, man, don't knock it. It's a hell of a lot cheaper than a transplant.
   12. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: April 10, 2013 at 01:06 PM (#4409863)
And you missed the best thing about that hat. The Yankees version has gray hair!
   13. DA Baracus Posted: April 10, 2013 at 01:08 PM (#4409867)
OH GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE


You don't want to look like Guy Fieri?
   14. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 10, 2013 at 01:09 PM (#4409871)
Now that Don King Productons is down to 1 fighter, he's resorting to licensing his hair.
   15. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: April 10, 2013 at 01:46 PM (#4409915)
Huh, I should go to the game tonight.
   16. Nasty Nate Posted: April 10, 2013 at 02:01 PM (#4409941)
Huh, I should go to the game tonight.


Stubhub still cheaper than the box office for a pair.

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