Befriending the Enemy
Ideas, that’s what. That, and bad jokes.
From the former category, I would like to highlight a recent innovation that was jointly announced by the Southern League’s Huntsville Stars and West Tenn Diamond Jaxx. Beginning next season, each team will now honor the other’s Season Ticket Holder cards when they
face each other.
The motivation for this came about after the Stars and the Diamond Jaxx met in a one-game playoff for the first-half North Division title. I have gone far too long without utilizing a press release quote, so please let me rectify this situation immediately:
“[The Diamond Jaxx} brought down a couple of bus loads of fans from Jackson to root on their guys," explained [Stars GM Buck] Rogers. “It made for a really good atmosphere at the ballpark. This is an opportunity to help
promote the rivalry between the two teams and their fans, and it’s just a really good way to thank
our season ticket holders for their support.”
Considering the fact that the two teams play each other 20 times per season, this offer effectively adds 10 games to each club’s 70-game season ticket plan.
Obviously, this is an idea that could be implemented throughout the Minors, between any two Division Rivals who play a short distance from one another. Congrats to the D-Jaxx and the Stars for being potential trendsetters.
Moving On…Being of an indefatigable nature, I will make sure to update this blog regularly throughout the long, cold, offseason. Still, I must admit that in this time of year it is tough to continually find engaging and interesting material.
This is where you come in. If you work for a team, get in touch! I am interested in everything from belated promo recaps to anecdotes from the season that has passed to upcoming ’09 plans. And if you don’t work in the industry, that’s okay too. Email me for absolutely any reason at all. Basically, I just like getting email.
And I am certainly amenable to the idea of a “guest post” as well. If anyone would like to step in and write a biz-related post, then email me. This is an opportunity to take advantage of, as it is not everyday that one is given the chance to write for a vast cadre of loyal readers.