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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby leadpipe » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:19 am

FUDU wrote:
hermanfontenot wrote:
FUDU wrote:What if they never built Progressive Field?


There'd be 50,000 at the Stadium on Friday night.

(I went to a game in 1986, the year the Indians won 84 games, where there were 72,000 in attendance. For a baseball game. Amazing.


C'mon now I was playing off of Swerb's set up, with the Indians worst marketing campaign in a long time the "what if" crap.

I remember a lot of Indian nation being a bit upset b/c the Jake was built for 40K instead of the 80K of the old Muni, LOL.

Herm you might remember this, IIRC 87 when we were competing (with Carter, Snyder etc...) and the Tribe won 10 in a row, wasn't there a few sell outs or close to it, I remember being at the Blue Jay game the 10th win or 11th maybe and the place was jam packed?

While the Jake is a great stadium I've been in about 8-9 of the newer built ones since Camden and I have to say once you're in em you can get the cookie cutter feel they have to them, IMO the uniqueness of some of them wears off.


Actually, you could make a case stadiums were more cookie cutter in the 70's/80's than they are now. Hell, Pittsburgh and Cincy were EXACTLY the same, and very similiar to several others. The only thing that differentiated many of them is they were dual use - like Municipal, which, while it was fantastic opening day and July 4th to draw 80,000, the fact of the matter was it was an awful, awful stadium for baseball.

And you younger guys could take something from the winning streak FUDU brings up, cause from the mid-70's, when pops was takin' me to games, thru the early nineties - almost 20 years - there are only TWO real things that could be considered noteworthy. (Which shows you just how pathetic the team was) 1. the streak in which guys like Butler and Tabler were getting curtain calls and 2. The ballyhooed debut of Greg "The Flounder" Swindell. (Remember running down to grab tickets when he was announced to get the nod at home that night - only to see the Tribe on the short end of a softball score, 24 to something, I believe. Brian Oelkers struggled out of the pen.) If I had to put a third Municipal memory, perhaps it was the trapezoid they constructed for Alex Cole.

So yes, the org. was a joke, in a joke stadium in regard to baseball. The Jake provided some relevance, and with perfect timing.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby FUDU » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:35 am

Ooh you're right about the cookie cutter days of the 70's, probably more so than now, maybe cookie cutter isn't the best word to describe what I'm trying to convey. But to me there is something overwhelmingly similar to so many of the new ball parks, almost a modular feeling to them like so many new homes. EOD like cars the stadiums of today are far and away superior to those of yesterday.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby Jumbo » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:07 am

swerb wrote:Whoever was responsible for the "What If" marketing campaign should be fired immediately.

Never seen anything that bad in my life when it comes to sports marketing. How can you be so disconnected with the pulse of your fan base?


+1

I saw the ad for the first time in the middle of the second game of the season. It had me feeling even worse than I was before.

The dumb thing is that, if they were committed to the "concept," they could've spun it much more positively. Instead of the negative-focused "What if X never happened?" go with a positive "Did you / can you imagine?" Could you imagine the Indians winning seven in a row after getting blown out the first two games of the season?

(Answer: No. But it happened anyway! :woot: )

On-topic: Unless I take a spur of the moment weekend trip, I'll only be in Cleveland for one week this year. I'm sure I'll get to a game or two then.

FWIW: Weather.com says rain all weekend with snow showers on Sunday. Bummer.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby Jumbo » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:22 am

FUDU wrote:Ooh you're right about the cookie cutter days of the 70's, probably more so than now, maybe cookie cutter isn't the best word to describe what I'm trying to convey. But to me there is something overwhelmingly similar to so many of the new ball parks, almost a modular feeling to them like so many new homes. EOD like cars the stadiums of today are far and away superior to those of yesterday.


Right. They're not cookie-cutter in dimensions, more like in architecture and style. They have the green seats, the exposed brick/steel/stone/whatever, the "quirky" angles in the outfield. The retractable roof stadiums have some additional differences to meet the engineering needs of the stadiums, but design-wise they take their cues from the trend started with Camden and the Jake.

It'll be interesting to see if there's ever a new architectural trend, but outside of the two Florida teams, there doesn't seem to be much interest in new ballpark construction anywhere. Still, I just looked at the renderings for the new Marlins stadium, and the design looks sleek and modern in a way that's different from the parks of the 1990s and 2000s. Done well, it might stand apart. OTOH, with all that white and glass, if it's not done well, it might end up looking like nothing more than a big airport terminal.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby Damage » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:46 am

Once my chemo is finished and my white blood cell count is back above the Mendoza line, I'll be attending plenty of games.

You can attribute many factors into the poor attendance: Weather, projected crappy team, been crappy for a few years, traded top players, shit economy, same ownership, etc. IMO, a lot of those variables can be explained in 2 words: Baseball Economics. But the one factor that many people don't discuss is the advancement in technology.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:49 am

Marathon Oil used to sponsor a few nights at the stadium that would get 50k down there or so. One of those nights coincided with that 10-game heater back in whatever year that was.

Those were anomalies though, clearly. If you remember big crowds at the stadium it was opening day or one of those promotions.

And you have to recall back then that the stadium was overrun with Canadiens when the Blue Jays came here. I sat amongst thousands for Dave Stieb's no hitter. It was an easy trip for them, tickets were cheaper and easier to get AND they came here (no shit) and loaded up with higher quality, lower-priced cigarettes.

FUDU wrote:
hermanfontenot wrote:
FUDU wrote:What if they never built Progressive Field?


There'd be 50,000 at the Stadium on Friday night.

(I went to a game in 1986, the year the Indians won 84 games, where there were 72,000 in attendance. For a baseball game. Amazing.


C'mon now I was playing off of Swerb's set up, with the Indians worst marketing campaign in a long time the "what if" crap.

I remember a lot of Indian nation being a bit upset b/c the Jake was built for 40K instead of the 80K of the old Muni, LOL.

Herm you might remember this, IIRC 87 when we were competing (with Carter, Snyder etc...) and the Tribe won 10 in a row, wasn't there a few sell outs or close to it, I remember being at the Blue Jay game the 10th win or 11th maybe and the place was jam packed?

While the Jake is a great stadium I've been in about 8-9 of the newer built ones since Camden and I have to say once you're in em you can get the cookie cutter feel they have to them, IMO the uniqueness of some of them wears off.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:51 am

Dude- get that shit under control and get well.



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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby pup » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:02 am

1992&1993

Cleveland Indians gave general admission season tickets to varsity baseball players. GAVE them away. All varsity players in NEO.

And you could pick your seat because nobody else was there.

Maybe we don't have great baseball fans in C-Town...
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:25 am

JTA and I were talking about this Saturday afternoon.

If your coach was a memmber of the GCHSCA or whatever the greater Cleveland coache's association was called you did get a laminated ID if you wanted it good for free GA tix.

This was after my HS time but yeah, it's always been bad. 9500 and 8200 would have been welcomed at the old joint on a nightly basis.

You rarely if ever got that. At least not in actual people.



pup wrote:1992&1993

Cleveland Indians gave general admission season tickets to varsity baseball players. GAVE them away. All varsity players in NEO.

And you could pick your seat because nobody else was there.

Maybe we don't have great baseball fans in C-Town...
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby FUDU » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:32 am

Who here was at Barker's perfect game?

LOL.

Not I.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby Jumbo » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:49 am

pup wrote:1992&1993

Cleveland Indians gave general admission season tickets to varsity baseball players. GAVE them away. All varsity players in NEO.

And you could pick your seat because nobody else was there.

Maybe we don't have great baseball fans in C-Town...


Maybe I'm not remembering right, but didn't they also give free seats to any students who got at least a B on their report card, too?
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:55 am

Think there were high achiever dates that you could get a voucher for a ticket but the Coach's Assoc thing was whenever you wanted to go like a season ticket pass.

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pup wrote:1992&1993

Cleveland Indians gave general admission season tickets to varsity baseball players. GAVE them away. All varsity players in NEO.

And you could pick your seat because nobody else was there.

Maybe we don't have great baseball fans in C-Town...


Maybe I'm not remembering right, but didn't they also give free seats to any students who got at least a B on their report card, too?
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby Damage » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:04 am

peeker643 wrote:Dude- get that shit under control and get well.



Damage wrote:Once my chemo is finished and my white blood cell count is back above the Mendoza line, I'll be attending plenty of games.


Thanks for the motivational speech, peeker. 9 treatments down, 3 more to go. Had Hodgkins, currently 100% cancer free. So at least I got that going for me.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby fairvis » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:56 pm

peeker643 wrote:Think there were high achiever dates that you could get a voucher for a ticket but the Coach's Assoc thing was whenever you wanted to go like a season ticket pass.


That was the only way that I was able to go to games from middle school until I finished up high school during the streak. Either our neighbors wouldn't be able to use them, or one of my buddies would be going, or I'd go with the High Achiever tickets. Coming over from Iggy, it was easy (just needed to walk over the bridge...)
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby waborat » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:24 pm

FUDU wrote:Who here was at Barker's perfect game?

LOL.

Not I.


7th grade DC trip, had to watch WUAB's rerun the following week :thumbdown:

As far as the attendance goes, I'm not really surprised at the empty seats. Look at how this town supported the team for 30+ years until the final weekend in '93? Population was still close to downtown, economy wasn't terrible, Cavs & Browns weren't perennial powerhouses and we still didn't fill the place even a third of the way. Sure, there was the Opener, Yankee Hankee, Bat Day & the San Diego Chicken, but the rest of the season was "foul balls for everyone"...

I was at a Tremont bar Saturday night and the place was packed. My buddy and me were the only ones watching the game and cheering after the final out, no one else cared. The majority of people in this town would rather spend their time & money on other leisures...

We're not much different than Toronto. Both had great, exciting teams and filled the park every night. Now most people have a perception of how the season will play out and they're afraid to get emotionally involved with teams like that. The Tribe's playin good fundamental ball and currently it's a blast to follow em, but for most, if you know the end of the story, why start reading the book?
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby T_N_T » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:32 pm

waborat wrote:
FUDU wrote:Who here was at Barker's perfect game?

LOL.

Not I.


7th grade DC trip, had to watch WUAB's rerun the following week :thumbdown:

As far as the attendance goes, I'm not really surprised at the empty seats. Look at how this town supported the team for 30+ years until the final weekend in '93? Population was still close to downtown, economy wasn't terrible, Cavs & Browns weren't perennial powerhouses and we still didn't fill the place even a third of the way. Sure, there was the Opener, Yankee Hankee, Bat Day & the San Diego Chicken, but the rest of the season was "foul balls for everyone"...

I was at a Tremont bar Saturday night and the place was packed. My buddy and me were the only ones watching the game and cheering after the final out, no one else cared. The majority of people in this town would rather spend their time & money on other leisures...

We're not much different than Toronto. Both had great, exciting teams and filled the park every night. Now most people have a perception of how the season will play out and they're afraid to get emotionally involved with teams like that. The Tribe's playin good fundamental ball and currently it's a blast to follow em, but for most, if you know the end of the story, why start reading the book?


For me I won't ever be a fairweather fan(ever), I've never been since I could talk and my family were/are not huge fans of the Indians, but I just took a liking to the Indians(Joe carter specifically). Now I can't go to many games(if at all) because of being relocated to Tennessee but I still do my best to keep up with them because I just feel like I can say I was one of the fans who gave a care when not many did, thats why I do it/thats why I keep up with them.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby waborat » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:38 pm

T_N_T wrote:
For me I won't ever be a fairweather fan(ever), I've never been since I could talk and my family were/are not huge fans of the Indians, but I just took a liking to the Indians(Joe carter specifically). Now I can't go to many games(if at all) because of being relocated to Tennessee but I still do my best to keep up with them because I just feel like I can say I was one of the fans who gave a care when not many did, thats why I do it/thats why I keep up with them.


And that^^^ sir, is why you're on these boards :salute:
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby motherscratcher » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:21 pm

pup wrote:1992&1993

Cleveland Indians gave general admission season tickets to varsity baseball players. GAVE them away. All varsity players in NEO.

And you could pick your seat because nobody else was there.

Maybe we don't have great baseball fans in C-Town...


Yeah they did. Like Peek said, you got a laminated card and they would let you throght the media gate. Supposed to sit in GA. Damn did we go to a lot of games.

I will always believe that a few buddies and I somehow caused Jim Eisenreich's tourrettes during one of those games. We were just brutal to that guy for some reason.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby danwismar » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:44 pm

Jeez, you guys are young.

Most of the Tribe games I went to as a kid were on what was called Grandstand Managers freebies. The PD would run (constantly) survey questions for the "Grandstand Managers" about whatever topics...favorite players...just basic qustions about what you would do if you were in charge. All you had to do was clip out the box from the paper and fill it out and mail it in, and you got a free general admission ticket to a selected game. maybe a couple times a month IIRC, they would have Grandstand Managers nights, and they could get 35 or 40,000 butts in the chairs on a weeknight. My parents had six kids and this was one way my dad could afford to take his whole family to a game.

Also, it was the Cleveland Press who ran the "Staight A Tickets" program, for school kids who got straight A's. (I think there was some leeway on that 4.0 thing). I had two very smart older sisters (we never got any freebies on my grades, that's for sure) but that wasn't just a single game thing. If I recall, one semester of straight A's got maybe 6 or more pairs of tickets...with two smart sisters year after year, that added up to a ton of games for me.

One thing about the prospect of attendance picking up as the season goes along...even assuming the team continues to play above expectations...

Ticket sales are so much about pre-season, season ticket sales. If they don't sell them in the off-season, it's not going to improve a lot once the season starts. Expecting big walk-up sales is a pipe dream. I think (not sure about this...please correct me if someone knows this is wrong) that the record walk-up sale in stadium history is something like 6,000-7,000 or something in that neighborhood.

With a 9,000-10,000 season ticket base, which is about where I think it is right now, the average crowd is never going to get much above 15,000 (which comes out to about 1.2 million...below last year's pathetic 1.3 mil) even with excellent walk up and the select "premium" games (Yankees, Reds, etc) averaged in.

Say what you will about the team's recent performance as a factor...someone in the front office in charge of PR and ticket sales needs to be fired.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:32 pm

I remember Grandstand Managers nights Dan. Good call.

I also remember that every Feb or March there was an essay contest to be a bat boy.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby andrew6586 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:39 pm

My buddy and I usually go to a few games a year. We will go to a couple over the summer but we are really looking forward to going to some Aeros games this year. We may end up going to 5 or more.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby waborat » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:09 pm

danwismar wrote: Expecting big walk-up sales is a pipe dream. I think (not sure about this...please correct me if someone knows this is wrong) that the record walk-up sale in stadium history is something like 6,000-7,000 or something in that neighborhood.



I think it's gotta be more, Dan?

Like Lead mentioned, I was at Swindell's debut and Muni was pretty packed that night. Huge walkup that came outta nowhere. Of course, by the 4th inning, the Bosox were up 46-0 and 80% of the people were already on the Shoreway
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby danwismar » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:38 pm

waborat wrote:
danwismar wrote: Expecting big walk-up sales is a pipe dream. I think (not sure about this...please correct me if someone knows this is wrong) that the record walk-up sale in stadium history is something like 6,000-7,000 or something in that neighborhood.



I think it's gotta be more, Dan?

Like Lead mentioned, I was at Swindell's debut and Muni was pretty packed that night. Huge walkup that came outta nowhere. Of course, by the 4th inning, the Bosox were up 46-0 and 80% of the people were already on the Shoreway


I was talking Jacobs/Prog Field history ('94-Pres) as far as walk-up, Wabo. I do recall some huge "flash" crowds at Muni back in the day.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby cozmeesah » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:06 pm

It almost has to be more than that, even for Jacobs/Progressive Field. There was a walk-up crowd of 4,764 just last year on July 16th: http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/index.ss ... s_8-2.html

If they got 4,764 in 2010, I have to imagine there was much more than that some other year.

ETA: According to this page there was a walk-up crowd of 5,692 on 8/7/10, and it says it's the sixth largest walk-up crowd in Jacobs/Progressive Field history.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby Cease » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:24 pm

In a very strange way, the sell out streak affected the psyche of the fan. For a long time you didn't even think about walking up, 'case the game was always sold out. I imagine the effect has worn off, but it's a unique trait carried by the Indians fan base. An entire generation didn't have it ingrained that they could pick up and go to ballgames anytime they wanted.

As far as Cleveland fans being shitty baseball fans, I'd don't disagree. The Jacobs Field era was a just a small portion of the last 50 years. We shift from sport to sport, with allegiance to all, but money for only some. Throw in that we're probably the smallest market with 3 majors and I don't know why peeps are surprised that we can't uber-support all teams all the time.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby Cease » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:34 pm

And, yes I will go to games. Hopefully Thursday.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:22 pm

It's still the best stadium of all the Cleveland teams.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby danwismar » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:01 pm

Cease wrote:In a very strange way, the sell out streak affected the psyche of the fan. For a long time you didn't even think about walking up, 'case the game was always sold out. I imagine the effect has worn off, but it's a unique trait carried by the Indians fan base. An entire generation didn't have it ingrained that they could pick up and go to ballgames anytime they wanted.


This is so true. For the longest time there was no such thing as walk-up at the Jake.

Then and now, the large majority of fans in the stands bought their tickets before the season started. I think this is largely true even for people who buy tickets for individual games instead of a season package.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby FUDU » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:14 pm

Great point Cease.

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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby danwismar » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:19 pm

cozmeesah wrote:ETA: According to this page there was a walk-up crowd of 5,692 on 8/7/10, and it says it's the sixth largest walk-up crowd in Jacobs/Progressive Field history.


I didn't take the time to research it, but this kind of makes my point. Regardless of what the record is, we know that only five times in 17 seasons (1300+ games) has the walk-up total exceeded 5,692.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby Kingpin74 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:28 pm

The Tribe's savvy marketing department strikes again. The first Dollar Dog Night of the year comes on a Friday during Lent.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby peeker643 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:47 pm

Kingpin74 wrote:The Tribe's savvy marketing department strikes again. The first Dollar Dog Night of the year comes on a Friday during Lent.



I hereby grant all Cleveland Indian fans in attendance tonight Papal dispensation so that they may enjoy this lenten promotion.

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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:48 pm

Kingpin74 wrote:The Tribe's savvy marketing department strikes again. The first Dollar Dog Night of the year comes on a Friday during Lent.


Eliminating, what, maybe 20% of the crowd from purchasing a hot dog?

Not going to shit on your beliefs, but what the hell kind of archaic rule is not eating meat on Fridays during Lent? And this is coming from somebody who went to Catholic grade school and high school. Nobody ever explained why except for "This is what you do".

Needless to say, I am agnostic.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby Cease » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:48 pm

Cease wrote:And, yes I will go to games. Hopefully Thursday.


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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:52 pm

danwismar wrote:
cozmeesah wrote:ETA: According to this page there was a walk-up crowd of 5,692 on 8/7/10, and it says it's the sixth largest walk-up crowd in Jacobs/Progressive Field history.


I didn't take the time to research it, but this kind of makes my point. Regardless of what the record is, we know that only five times in 17 seasons (1300+ games) has the walk-up total exceeded 5,692.


I don't know how many, but they had a huge walk-up crowd when Strasburg pitched in town last year.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby Kingpin74 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:53 pm

Eliminating, what, maybe 20% of the crowd from purchasing a hot dog?

Not going to shit on your beliefs, but what the hell kind of archaic rule is not eating meat on Fridays during Lent? And this is coming from somebody who went to Catholic grade school and high school. Nobody ever explained why except for "This is what you do".

Needless to say, I am agnostic.


Haha, of course it won't make a big difference. But you have so many games to choose from, why risk any sort of drop? And I mean it more from a ticket sale perspective rather than a food sale perspective. I think there are a decent amount of people who show up on dollar dog night that wouldn't otherwise.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby jb » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:10 pm

Damage wrote:Once my chemo is finished and my white blood cell count is back above the Mendoza line, I'll be attending plenty of games.

You can attribute one main factor into the poor attendance: Cleveland is not a good baseball town.



Fixed. The streak was due to Caffe Late Field being the mall of Cleveland and the Browns leaving and the complete irrelevance of the Cavs. No one there new baseball. Now, other than fireworks no one goes. Worst attendance in MLB. But I am a piker on this topic. Disagree and get Gnati out of the cript on this topic.

And I hope you feel OK, brah. You deerve some 80 degree weather and a grilled dog in a field box seat for going thru all that.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby jb » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:11 pm

Kingpin74 wrote:The Tribe's savvy marketing department strikes again. The first Dollar Dog Night of the year comes on a Friday during Lent.



That's OK, Cleveland's not a big Roman Catholic town.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby swerb » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:01 pm

Kingpin74 wrote:The Tribe's savvy marketing department strikes again. The first Dollar Dog Night of the year comes on a Friday during Lent.

Sweet. Shorter lines for all of us bad Catholics. :thumb up:
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby Rat_Tail » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:23 pm

swerb wrote:
Kingpin74 wrote:The Tribe's savvy marketing department strikes again. The first Dollar Dog Night of the year comes on a Friday during Lent.

Sweet. Shorter lines for all of us bad Catholics. :thumb up:


I'm Catholic and been debating whether or not to eat a hot dog tonight. I feel like if I eat one the Tribe will lose. I go to a lot of games so I can get one another time.

Plus, the dolla dogs kinda taste like shit. They need to sell the all-beef dogs for a dollar. Then it'd be a real promotion.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:31 pm

I might try and head up tomorrow and just buy walk up tickets.

Anyone else going tomorrow?
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:35 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I might try and head up tomorrow and just buy walk up tickets.

Anyone else going tomorrow?


McPeek and I are meeting at the Clevelander at 10:30. I'm going to the Monsters game, though (he's going to the Tribe game with Pauly C and Al C. (gotribe31), and I'm hoping the weather delays the Tribe game til 2:30. Not gonna make the wife sit outside in chilly rain on a windy day...

Unless of course the Monsters game ends and the Tribe hasn't started or its within the first three innings. Then we'll get cheap seats and stand on the Porch.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:40 pm

Yeah the weather is going to determine if I drive up or not. Long haul if they don't play. But I was thinking about watching it from the porch myself.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby Cease » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:43 pm

Anyone know if Fergies, (formerly Mr.Bill's) is open under any name? Loved that place when it was Mr. Bill's.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby jb » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:43 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I might try and head up tomorrow and just buy walk up tickets.

Anyone else going tomorrow?



Dude, it is gonna rain all day tomorrow. I doubt they play.
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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:46 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Yeah the weather is going to determine if I drive up or not. Long haul if they don't play. But I was thinking about watching it from the porch myself.


National Weather Service hourly graph showing 82% chance through 2 pm. 50% after. They'll play, it's just a matter of when. I doubt they'd want to play a Sunday doubleheader having to go to KC for Monday and Baltimore doesn't come back. They'll get it played, even if they make both teams sit there all day.
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Re: Will you go to games?

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Re: Will you go to games?

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e0y2e3 wrote:Catholics are the dumbest of the Christians.


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e0y2e3 wrote:Catholics are the dumbest of the Christians.


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Re: Will you go to games?

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:51 pm

Hmmmmmm. Which weather reporter do I go with, JB or ST? JB is older and has no doubt experienced more weather, but Tripods has numbers and is quoting graphs.
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