Originally Posted by dickallen15
I don't collect bobbleheads, and don't really care if it is Elvis Night or Polish Night when I go to games as I really just care about the game. But I do understand a lot of people are really into these things, and I find nothing wrong with that. One question I have though, why is it Elvis Night, Mullet Night...are all stale, Boyer needs new ideas, are on one hand, and on the other hand Boyer has a new idea with the video intro, and considering it gets played 81 times a year, it has to be at least as stale as a once a year promotion, and he gets ripped for changing that? Just like the patch on the sleeve. It seems to me he can't win. If he changes something, it should never be changed, but if he doesn't change some things, he is considered horrible at his job. I do know one promotion last year was those 1983 bomber hats that went over well. I see a lot of those in use these days.
Well, that's quite the hyperbolic generalization. You're equating gameday promotions and in-house entertainment with the Sox uniforms. OK.
Basically, the Sox had crappy uniforms for about 30 years and were the laughing stock of baseball because of it. In baseball, the team's identity is associated with the uniform, and the really classic franchises through major league history have maintained the same uniforms, generally (Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox, Tigers). It's symbolic. Baseball is about tradition.
Promotions come and go. Major league teams spend millions of dollars on marketing departments and advertising. To keep the same promotions every year shows a lack of effort. Mullet Night is just a completely horrible idea to begin with because it is based off a stereotype. To have this promotion for like ten years in a row shows an incredible amount of laziness and lack of effort. But, notwithstanding that, it seems most people are generally concerned about the lack of fresh ideas coming out of the office.
I won't pick apart everything. I don't think the uniforms should be jacked with at all. I like Elvis Night and Halfway to St. Pat's. I like bobbleheads. I think Dog Day and Mullet Night are tired ideas that should be scrapped.