Monday Morning Stuff
Monday, October 6, 2008
Kudos to all of our fans who continue to show their Sox Pride by blacking out the ballpark. Our players are talking about it, the opposition is talking about it, national media have covered it and MLB officials are still talking about it.
People are amazed that 40,000-plus people responded as a whole over a matter of just hours (I’m not), and people think the effect, on TV and in the ballpark, is so very cool.
It definitely provides a home field advantage and that is the point.
Well done, Sox fans.
We had approx. 2,000 tickets for sale this morning to today’s game and they were gone in 2 minutes. It was stunning to watch on a computer screen in the ticket office. These were tickets that were returned to us from MLB and other clubs once they realized they would not need their full allotment.
Received a call this AM from a friend flying home to DC after attending Game 1. He said all of the Hudson News stores were tearing down Cubs postseason displays and quickly erecting Sox postseason displays.
After dropping the kids off at school, I sat down to watch ESPN to see their coverage of our game. Some things never change. They got to the Sox-Rays coverage around 8:15 a.m., after stories on the mighty Dolphins and Houston Texans.
In case anyone ever forgets that players are human beings …