Tuesday, August 07, 2012

On the Bright Side of the Sellout Streak Ending...

You should have heard/read by now that the Philadelphia Phillies consecutive sellout streak came to an unceremonious end last night at 257 games (273 counting playoffs). The paid attendance for last night dipped below 42,000 for the first time since the beginning of July 2009. It's not all bad though. With Phillies tickets going on StubHub for $12 (far below face value), the sellout streak ending, less parking and concession revenue it will send a message that the fans expect more. And by "more", I mean a better outfield than Mayberry, Schierholtz, and Brown. A better starting third baseman than Frandsen. Michael Martinez to be banished from the team. That kinda stuff. So, look on the bright side of things, this might actually have a positive ripple effective because it will begin to dent the owners' wallets.

For what it's worth, I'm taking the family to Friday night's game. Of course, I got the tickets for free though.