Erollisi Marr - The Nameless

Go Back   Erollisi Marr - The Nameless > NON EQ Stuff (Real life, other games, etc.) > Steam Vent

Add/Share Add/Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-21-2010, 12:56 PM   #1
RSS Feed
Drysdale's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 20,628
Default Ok, someone kick the PR guy for the Marlins!

MIAMI (Reuters) - Get your ear plugs ready, the Vuvuzela is going global.
The Florida Marlins baseball team handed out free horns to the first 15,000 fans through the gate for their game with the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.
Not surprisingly, as anyone who has watched a World Cup match would know, the result was a night of constant, vibrating noise.
While the young fans brandishing the mini-version of the South African plastic horn enjoyed the fun, the players were not amused.
"This isn't soccer," Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla, who wore earplugs, told
"I know the World Cup is going on, but this is baseball. We don't want to hear horns or anything like that. We want to hear the crowd cheering. We want to hear the crowd getting behind us, not horns," he said.
The Marlins, who often struggle to draw good crowds, frequently put on bands and other attractions on Saturdays.
"We try to create either a sound or visual giveaway," said Marlins' vice president of marketing Sean Flynn. "This is probably the loudest item we've had."
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
-Robert A. Heinlein

"Thou shalt not steal. Except by majority vote." - Gary North
Drysdale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2010, 05:58 PM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 767
The Marlins play in a 80k stadium and looks empty even when they pull in 30k people. The weather sucks during the summer to go and you never know if its going to rain. I got tickets last year to multiple games 20 rows behind home plate for under $10. Its fun to go, but when parking costs more than the ticket nad you have to drive 40 minutes to the stadium and pay 8 bucks for a beer, I would rather stay home and watch them on TV.

Guess sometimes a hangover is good for something, or was I still drinking at that point? Either way I missed the game.
InTenSity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2010, 09:09 PM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ottawa. AKA, SUCK CENTRAL!
Posts: 3,344
that indian chop thingy they had going on in the 80's and 90's was annoying. But less so since they actually had some sort of tune to go with the silliness.
Everyone has The Right to MY opinion!
Everyone also has the right to be Stupid every now and then. Some people Don't know how Not to abuse that!

70 Warrior - Affliction

If someone tells you it's OK to lie. How do you know they aren't lying?
SupportTank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2010, 06:01 AM   #4
Sociopathic bully?
Hormadrune's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: PA
Posts: 11,897
Sorta sad that a major league club with two championships needs to resort to minor league gimmicks. As if we needed more proof that the league has over-expanded.
WoW-Ghostlands-US: Prae | sp | Prolonix | Horm | Ulfhednar | l
EQ: Hormadrune <Retired> <OFS> <CoI> <Affy> <CE>
Hormadrune is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:09 AM.

Powered by: vBulletin. Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.