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Old 11-15-2012, 10:33 AM
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Default White Sox Announce Family Sundays

Per the White Sox Twitter Feed:

Family Sundays for 13 games in 2013. $15, $10, and $5 tickets in some areas of the park and $10 parking.

Also bringing back letting kids run the bases and autograph sessions.

Kudos White Sox. Kudos.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:39 AM
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It appears that the Sox are doing everything to get people out to games.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:02 AM
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This team is trying everything they can to get people out to the ballpark.

IMO now the ball is in the fans' court to at least meet them halfway and put their fannies in the seats.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:07 AM
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That's a sweet deal and with the later starts on Sunday, many families will be able to take advantage of this and not have to miss church or other traditional family Sunday morning activities.

That put's a family of 4 into the $100 range including food and drinks for the middle tier tickets. If a family wants to pack in their own water and go cheap on food and tickets they could walk out for under $50. That will definitely drive some demand.

Edit: Kindly ignore the part about later starts, I was having a voodoo moment...
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:23 AM
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Now if they get rid of Mullet Night and have some White Sox alums in the park to sign autographs during some games, that would be even better.

Maybe they bring back Interlake Straight-A and Perfect Attendance games like when I was a kid as well.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:03 PM
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Good move....by the way Voodoo, what do you mean by later starts on Sunday? I must have missed that announcement.

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:59 PM
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Good move....by the way Voodoo, what do you mean by later starts on Sunday? I must have missed that announcement.

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Don't home games start at 2:00 on Sunday's instead of the typical 1:00 for day games?

Maybe I'm having one of my famous voodoo brainfarts or thinking in East coast time since I so often see the times on ESPN.

Edit: Obviously yes I was incorrect. Nevermind. Don't freak out. Voodoo's brain often switches tracks without him being aware of it. Just ignore me...
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:12 PM
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Good to see that the Sox are trying to fix the attendance problem.
I know that attendance posts have been verboten on this site for some time but I think the Mods let us talk about the issue this year and I want to think that the Sox have made more than a few visits to this site to find out what fans thought. You can send out surveys to season ticket holders and get their views but I think the team gets a better view here at WSI as we are broader base than just season ticket holders. We have people who probably go to 5 games a year, some 10 or 20 and some a lot more.
Looking at the stands at the games I watched on TV this year it was the lower priced seats that were not full. I think you can build a larger fan base by getting people's fannies in those lower priced seats. The family Sunday is a great idea as parents will be bringing out their young children who will become White Sox fans for the rest of their lives.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:46 PM
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Good job, Sox. The move to reduce parking rates is especially appreciated.
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Now if they get rid of Mullet Night and have some White Sox alums in the park to sign autographs during some games, that would be even better.

Maybe they bring back Interlake Straight-A and Perfect Attendance games like when I was a kid as well.
Why the hate for Mullet Night? It's not like it was keeping the fans away and it is also an opportunity to get a low-cost haircut.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:26 PM
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That's a sweet deal and with the later starts on Sunday, many families will be able to take advantage of this and not have to miss church or other traditional family Sunday morning activities.
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Good move....by the way Voodoo, what do you mean by later starts on Sunday? I must have missed that announcement.

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Hadn't heard this. What's the new start time? 1:30? 2?

EDIT: Lip beat me to the question.

I like the 1pm start times--means that I still have an evening ahead of me even when I get back to the far West suburbs. I'll be bummed if they're moved to 2pm or something like that.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:24 PM
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Why the hate for Mullet Night? It's not like it was keeping the fans away and it is also an opportunity to get a low-cost haircut.
I love low-cost haircuts, too. My beloved buzzcut is $12 plus tip at my barber.

As for the Mullet Night, I guess it seems like this promotion is just in need of being replaced. Bring back Bat Day or Helmet Day or start up I Can Strike Out Orlando Hudson Day.

Plus one of my Cub-loving coworkers - who's something of a self-righteous ass - claims that Mullet Night can be every night at a Sox game, thus feeding into the stereotype about Sox fans.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:32 PM
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That's a sweet deal and with the later starts on Sunday, many families will be able to take advantage of this and not have to miss church or other traditional family Sunday morning activities.

That put's a family of 4 into the $100 range including food and drinks for the middle tier tickets. If a family wants to pack in their own water and go cheap on food and tickets they could walk out for under $50. That will definitely drive some demand.
Hadn't heard this. What's the new start time? 1:30? 2?

EDIT: Lip beat me to the question.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:05 AM
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Per the White Sox Twitter Feed:

Family Sundays for 13 games in 2013. $15, $10, and $5 tickets in some areas of the park and $10 parking.

Also bringing back letting kids run the bases and autograph sessions.

Kudos White Sox. Kudos.
For as much complaining we (I) do about the White Sox...they do many good things for their fans
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:56 AM
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I just bought a 14-game plan with 12 Sunday games, Opening Day and the Monday Cubs game. Great deal.
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