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Just now, Beef Supreme said:

I don't agree with you there. 

But thanks for the feedback. Hope you had a good time tonight.

Why publicly promote something that isn't open to the public? The Orioles season ticket marketing references special events for season ticket holders, seems like that should be sufficient public facing marketing.

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1 minute ago, MurphDogg said:

Why publicly promote something that isn't open to the public? The Orioles season ticket marketing references special events for season ticket holders, seems like that should be sufficient public facing marketing.

To entice folks to buy season tickets.

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15 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

To entice folks to buy season tickets.

Right, but they do say that there are special events. No reason to publicize where the special events are, especially since they are typically at venues that are open to the public.

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9 hours ago, Going Underground said:

Saw this on the Orioles twitter page. $45.00 for Hays? Seems very high. But kid has to eat. 

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Yeah i don’t get that at all. Why would I want Hays autograph even if it were free?  

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7 hours ago, MurphDogg said:

Anybody else going to this event tonight? I will be there and will pass on my impressions.

I really enjoyed the event last year at Sagamore. Everyone in attendance got an autographed Jonathan Villar baseball.

Maybe they will be giving out Dylan Bundy Balls tonight.

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45 minutes ago, MurphDogg said:

Right, but they do say that there are special events. No reason to publicize where the special events are, especially since they are typically at venues that are open to the public.

I can see a problem with publicizing events held "at venues that are open to the public." But I can see a benefit in publicizing all events to drive interest in the team, to sell tickets as C_o_c said, and to promote a need or desirability in non-season ticket holders to pay to attend another ticketed event.

And I am a believer in the adage, "there is no such thing as bad publicity." With how interest in the Orioles has waned, this team can use all the publicity it can get, even if it's just self-promotion. 

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57 minutes ago, atomic said:

Yeah i don’t get that at all. Why would I want Hays autograph even if it were free?  

Personally, I’ve never paid for an autograph, nor have I sought any autographs since I was about 13 years old.   But, why would you want Hays’ autograph?    I assume because if he turns into a solid player, it would be a nice thing to have.    And maybe even worth $45.    

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58 minutes ago, Frobby said:

Personally, I’ve never paid for an autograph, nor have I sought any autographs since I was about 13 years old.   But, why would you want Hays’ autograph?    I assume because if he turns into a solid player, it would be a nice thing to have.    And maybe even worth $45.    

I wouldn't pay $45 for anyone's autograph.  But if you wanted it because he became a solid player probably be better to wait until he became one to get the autograph.  I wonder what Brian Matusz autograph is worth today.

I have only gotten one person's autograph in my life.  I got Robert Smith's autograph back in the 80's.  I think getting someones autograph was just an excuse to meet the person. I think today I would just prefer a photo.   Someone like Adam Jones I would pay something to charity to get a photo with him.  Certainly wouldn't pay him as he has made a lot more money than he will ever need. 

As for Austin Hays I don't want a photo with him.  He is just some guy who is trying to make it to major leagues. Boog gives out autographs and photos for free.    And he won an MVP and a World Series.    

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1 hour ago, Frobby said:

Personally, I’ve never paid for an autograph, nor have I sought any autographs since I was about 13 years old.   But, why would you want Hays’ autograph?    I assume because if he turns into a solid player, it would be a nice thing to have.    And maybe even worth $45.    

As someone who does get autographs, I usually get them from players I enjoy watching play, or, in the case of last years FanFest vouchers, players who had a legacy. If they turn out to be a great player, cool. 

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23 minutes ago, atomic said:

I wouldn't pay $45 for anyone's autograph.  But if you wanted it because he became a solid player probably be better to wait until he became one to get the autograph.  I wonder what Brian Matusz autograph is worth today.

I have only gotten one person's autograph in my life.  I got Robert Smith's autograph back in the 80's.  I think getting someones autograph was just an excuse to meet the person. I think today I would just prefer a photo.   Someone like Adam Jones I would pay something to charity to get a photo with him.  Certainly wouldn't pay him as he has made a lot more money than he will ever need. 

As for Austin Hays I don't want a photo with him.  He is just some guy who is trying to make it to major leagues. Boog gives out autographs and photos for free.    And he won an MVP and a World Series.    

I got Muhammad Ali’s autograph when I was 14, while he was eating in a restaurant with a small entourage.   He didn’t charge me a dime.   It was right during the time of his classic matchups with Joe Frazier.    I’m sure he signed hundreds of autographs daily.   

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7 minutes ago, Frobby said:

I got Muhammad Ali’s autograph when I was 14, while he was eating in a restaurant with a small entourage.   He didn’t charge me a dime.   It was right during the time of his classic matchups with Joe Frazier.    I’m sure he signed hundreds of autographs daily.   

Now Muhammad Ali's autograph I would have wanted.   

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10 minutes ago, Frobby said:

I got Muhammad Ali’s autograph when I was 14, while he was eating in a restaurant with a small entourage.   He didn’t charge me a dime.   It was right during the time of his classic matchups with Joe Frazier.    I’m sure he signed hundreds of autographs daily.   

I have four, Ozzie Smith, David Wells, Joe Gibbs and Ziggy Marley.  All four were gifts and I don't know where any of them are at the moment.  Never felt the slightest urge to get one for myself.

The non-baseball ones are signed books.

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8 minutes ago, Enjoy Terror said:

I have Larry Bigbie, Don Stackhouse, Adam Loewen, and The Bird’s autographs. They aren’t worth a nickel but I have them!

I hope you didn't pay $45 for any of them. 

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I think the last autograph I got was Jay Gibbons when I was like 12.  I would feel strange asking for an autograph from these guys now that I'm the same age or older than some of them.  But that's just me. 

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