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03-21-2012 10:53 PM #121
03-22-2012 12:23 AM #122
I am not a season ticket holder, but if I was, I wouldn't want somebody spending $9 for a seat, just to move down to to sit in my $27-$88 seat.
I actually think this was a problem a few years back when people were seeing that people were sitting in their seats on TV and they were calling and complaining about it...
And it would take so much time to distinguish which were season tickets or not, so therefore nobody moves down.
I really don't see a problem with it at all... I don't care if there are 3 people at the game. You sit where you paid to sit.
03-22-2012 07:39 AM #123
03-22-2012 08:54 AM #124
03-22-2012 09:14 AM #125
It seems like we have some really good questions in this thread...
Perhaps we should comb through them and present the majority in one post or a whole new thread and let Mr. Bader and company review them in a more tidy format... Decide what questions are most important to us and present the ones we want answered most as a united front. Remove any snark, softballs, rants, or other misc comments (like this one)...
I'm not volunteering, just thought it was a good idea in the event someone wanted to take it on.
03-22-2012 09:48 AM #126
03-22-2012 11:27 AM #127
Suggestion: Let Brady Anderson hire 7 guys that he trusts implicitly to implement his training philosophy and assign them to all of the affiliates and extended spring training. Allow Brady to have daily communication and coordination with them on a daily basis to track their workout progress (there are apps for this), and let's see these players getting into prime physical shape via the Orioles' personnel. This way, all of the instructors can focus on perfecting their baseball skills, rather than focusing on their strength and endurance.
Let's say each of those positions will cost....$100,000 to $150,000 per instructor (if you hire good guys), that's right around a Justin Duscherer. That's throwaway money in the scheme of things, and an investment that will pay dividends. It's the right thing to do.
Also, As polarizing as Peter Angelos may be, he made the right decision hiring Brady Anderson. Incredibly smart decision.
03-22-2012 12:22 PM #128Plus Member Since March 2010 All-Star
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If you hire Chef Gordon Ramsey he would have the team fixed in a week. He does it on Kitchen Nightmares why not Baseball Nightmares?
03-23-2012 08:56 AM #129
Otherwise, I agree with the concept. I'd give Brady some time to put all together though. Logistics ain't easy.
03-23-2012 12:47 PM #130
The more things change........
(who - for Mr. Bader's information - has gone from a 29-game season ticket holder in 2006 to someone who attended ONE game in 2011)
03-23-2012 04:19 PM #131
From The Orioles
We are excited to partner with our concessionaire, Delaware North Sportservice, as we enter into our second season together. We believe our first year's partnership was a successful one, as we debuted several new menu items, most of which were extremely well received and will be returning.
In regards to variety, we are offering even more local flavor in 2012. New food announcements will be coming soon prior to Opening Day, and we believe those additions will be met with great enthusiasm.
We will continue to monitor lines, wait times and inventory control. We understand these are important issues and appreciate any detailed feedback about fans' experiences throughout the season. All emails we receive about concessions are shared with our concessionaire and are addressed.
The issue of vendors is currently being discussed, and we believe fans will see an improvement in the number of vendors this season.
Our prices are among the lowest concession prices of any major league sports venue in the region.
And remember, we have one of the most lenient policies regarding outside food and beverages in professional sports. Fans may bring non-alcoholic beverages and food into Camden Yards provided these items are in approved containers (no glass or cans).
With respect to the differences between advanced ticket prices and day of game ticket prices, it is important to have some background. When this change in designation was made a few years ago, we were at a stage when a difficult decision was being made as to whether we would raise all ticket prices or just raise prices for those buying tickets the day of a game. What is commonly thought of as a surcharge is in fact the full price of the ticket, the lower price represents a discount. We believed, and still do believe, that offering a discount to those who make a commitment to purchase in advance is a better solution than raising all prices. We look at this as though you are getting a bonus for buying early, not a penalty for waiting or making a last minute decision.
In terms of attendance, our own evidence indicates that it has not been negatively affected by charging full price on game days. Our walk up attendance is equal to and in many cases exceeding historic levels, and last year we had some of the largest walk-up crowds on record. Industry trends have also demonstrated that differently priced tickets for advance and gameday sales have not negatively impacted attendance.
We encourage fans who wish to save on the full price of a ticket to become a season plan holder (when possible) or to purchase single game tickets in advance.
We recognize some of you feel we are not investing enough in overslots in the amateur draft; however, it should be noted that in the last five years we have spent enough on the Rule 4 draft to be ranked fifth out of all 30 MLB clubs. We believe that certainly demonstrates a significant outlaying of resources for the amateur draft.
Dan Duquette's focus is on changing the culture of our minor league player development as well as a renewed (and in some cases new) attention to professional, amateur and international scouting. You will continue to see us invest significant resources in these areas, as it is the organization?s belief that investing in our own minor league players and in searching aggressively worldwide for talent will ultimately lead to the long-term success that we all desire.
Last edited by Official Orioles; 03-23-2012 at 04:32 PM.
03-23-2012 04:33 PM #132
Its like talking to a brick wall, I swear.
I love how raising ticket prices is a MUST. The team is obviously still profitable and the response is to raise prices to increase profit.
Hey fans, the team is an embarrassment to you and the city, we can't even give you a token sign of appreciation, come out to the yard!
And I'm not the cynical type.
03-23-2012 04:35 PM #133
03-23-2012 04:37 PM #134
03-23-2012 04:40 PM #135
"What are the options when you have an inferior product in an aggressive market place?"
"Well, if you have a large share of the market, you buy up the competition."
"And if you don't?"
"Reduce price to increase market share."