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Old 04-02-2013, 10:24 AM
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Things I don't understand-in no particular order
  1. Their main TV commercial so far is guys goofing around in the locker room- do they really think that gets fans attention and buy tickets?
  2. Removing the pregame video montage
  3. The ridiculous video highlighted in other threads
  4. No fireworks for the Friday night games on April 5 & 19- nice chance to get people out to the park early
  5. Another parking/traffic control disaster yesterday- I arrived at the park at 1:50, followed any signs as best I could, traffic control people seemed confused- big mess- barely made first pitch.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:26 AM
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Things I don't understand-in no particular order
  1. Their main TV commercial so far is guys goofing around in the locker room- do they really think that gets fans attention and buy tickets?
  2. Removing the pregame video montage
  3. The ridiculous video highlighted in other threads
  4. No fireworks for the Friday night games on April 5 & 19- nice chance to get people out to the park early
  5. Another parking/traffic control disaster yesterday- I arrived at the park at 1:50, followed any signs as best I could, traffic control people seemed confused- big mess- barely made first pitch.
1.) No big deal.
2.) I agree, I have a feeling they'll bring it back though.
3.) Hopefully, they don't play that again.
4.) Agreed.
5.) Sorry to hear that!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:28 AM
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Another dumb thing they did was not include the score sheet in the program. You have to buy both now.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:32 AM
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1.) No big deal.
2.) I agree, I have a feeling they'll bring it back though.
3.) Hopefully, they don't play that again.
4.) Agreed.
5.) Sorry to hear that!
Brooks tells me the new intro is here to stay (as mentioned in another thread). If you'd like to see Pirates back, as I would, email Brooks to voice your opinion. Bboyer@chisox.com
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:34 AM
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Brooks tells me the new intro is here to stay (as mentioned in another thread). If you'd like to see Pirates back, as I would, email Brooks to voice your opinion. Bboyer@chisox.com
Yeah, I am more thinking it will come back later this season once Brooks gets enough notice from fans. He's usually really good at making the fans happy right?
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:21 AM
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Parking/traffic direction is a joke. I'm shocked there aren't more accidents/fights/general anarchy after games.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:25 AM
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Parking/traffic direction is a joke. I'm shocked there aren't more accidents/fights/general anarchy after games.
It's as much a tradition as fireworks after home runs.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:25 AM
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Brooks tells me the new intro is here to stay (as mentioned in another thread). If you'd like to see Pirates back, as I would, email Brooks to voice your opinion. Bboyer@chisox.com
Horrible decision- classic example of fixing something that wasn't broken- nothing gets a crowd fired up like a spoken voice over!
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:25 AM
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Parking/traffic direction is a joke. I'm shocked there aren't more accidents/fights/general anarchy after games.
Yeah, I arrived down there just after 2, realized parking in a lot wasn't going to happen and just turned around and parked on the street about a mile away and walked. Got there just before first pitch.

Given that they've had, what, 22 years now to figure out the current parking configuration, it's a mystery to me why it's still an adventure.
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Horrible decision- classic example of fixing something that wasn't broken- nothing gets a crowd fired up like a spoken voice over!
From the same minds who thought the Diamond Sock patch needed to be replaced by a duplicate S-O-X logo.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:38 PM
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The Sox also weren't ready to open the gates on time yesterday. I arrived at Gate 5 at 1:00 as gates were to open at 1:10 but did not open until 1:30. At 1:20, they were still bringing up the boxes with the two giveaways. They had 6 months to prepare for Opening Day and couldn't even get the gates open on time.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:25 PM
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The Sox also weren't ready to open the gates on time yesterday. I arrived at Gate 5 at 1:00 as gates were to open at 1:10 but did not open until 1:30. At 1:20, they were still bringing up the boxes with the two giveaways. They had 6 months to prepare for Opening Day and couldn't even get the gates open on time.
Yes I was at gate 3 and someone had to come up with a key and unlock the gate when we got in. We also only got the rally towel and not the magnetic schedule.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:35 PM
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Yes I was at gate 3 and someone had to come up with a key and unlock the gate when we got in. We also only got the rally towel and not the magnetic schedule.
Entered the stadium at 3:00- no schedule or rally towel- game is ALWAYS a sell out- no excuses.

I tend to be very nitpicky on this stuff- I've been to 20+ ballparks around the majors- and you just don't see this stuff at other stadiums.

I live halfway between The Cell and Miller Park- so I go to 4-5 Brewers games every year- they are one my adopted NL teams- the whole way they run the event on game day blows way the White Sox experience- its not even close (parking & traffic flow, promotional giveaways, quality & variety of food and beverages, access to good scoreboard info/visibility, etc.).

When I go to a Brewers game the day/night before a White Sox game- the contrast is "jolting".
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Yes I was at gate 3 and someone had to come up with a key and unlock the gate when we got in. We also only got the rally towel and not the magnetic schedule.
Quite a bit of confusion and bad planning at the entrance gates yesterday. I entered Gate 5 at around 2:30. The lines were enormous and not really lines. More like mobs with people cutting in and being general idiots. The magnetic wands were beeping like Geiger counters, so I don't know what they accomplished and one poor "customer service representative" was loudly proclaiming that they were all out of rally towels while standing in front of boxes of them. ( I could tell they were filled because people had torn into them in a help yourself manner.)

On big attendance days, I don't understand why they can't open Gate 6 in the left field corner. In the early years of the park it was used. Also they did not open or use the Bicardi gates off the patio, which helped last year.

All in all I can never complain about Opening Day. It's such a unique and goofy crowd that you really can't plan for the anomalies of that day.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:51 PM
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- the whole way they run the event on game day blows way the White Sox experience- its not even close (parking & traffic flow, promotional giveaways, quality & variety of food and beverages, access to good scoreboard info/visibility, etc.).

When I go to a Brewers game the day/night before a White Sox game- the contrast is "jolting".
I Totally agree with you, If only the Brewers would have shifted to AL central and Royals to Al west. That would have expanded the number of Sox games, I would go to.
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