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Postby Lofunzo » Sat Jul 31, 2004 10:55 am

CubsFan7724 wrote:Wow, how weak is their fan base if you can get free tickets by signing up for a free newsletter?

Yeah. Nothing like the free dartboard covers with Steve Bartman's face covering the bullseye. :-D


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Postby Madison » Sun Aug 01, 2004 2:17 am

Only one Jays fan so far? :-?

I'll give this a bump since it's free tickets. :-)
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Postby zepfan » Sun Aug 01, 2004 3:13 am

Ticket sales took a huge dive after the strike in 1994. Since then, it's been rare to get 25,000 to a game. Consequently, ticket prices have dropped significantly also. We had several $2 night promos last year and I think we had a few this year so for me I'd rather pay the ticket price than have my name on another mailing list.
I feel a little guilty to admit that I still don't go to the games. I used to be a huge MLB/Blue Jays fan but after 1994 I almost completely lost interest. I think if it wasn't for fantasy baseball, I probably still wouldn't care. Sometimes, I have a tough time rooting for those guys. I can't believe they even considered striking again last year.

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Postby LBJackal » Sun Aug 01, 2004 5:50 am

I'm in the same boat as zepfan....... the $5 or whatever it costs to go is worth it if I'm driving downtown with a bunch of people. I used to go all the tiem (my dad had season tickets with his business partner) so any games his partner didn't go to and clients didn't get, I got to go ;-D It must have been hundreds of games in the early 90's, pretty good seats too. I just don't have the motivation anymore, unless somebody good is in town.

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