Comments on: Marlins-Mariners, June 24-26 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12265 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Shping http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12265/comment-page-1#comment-124488 Tue, 28 Jun 2011 04:23:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12265#comment-124488 Like i said, the PR dept. is clueless, doesnt get it. The U2 music was a cool but small little tribute, and definitely not thought-up by a higher-up. If nothing else, have a Bono look-alike contest, for crying out loud -- Ichiro might win!

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By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12265/comment-page-1#comment-124475 Tue, 28 Jun 2011 03:43:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12265#comment-124475 @37
Shping, based on your post, what is up with the Mariners' marketing department? You were at one of the games last weekend!

Why couldn't they have promoted the heck out of the series, reduced ticket prices and the drawn more Seattle-area fans to the games?

" ....... i noticed was a lot of U2 music played between innings."
The Mariners were "thanking" U2 for getting the home games, although they would have to give the Marlins home-team revenue.

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By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12265/comment-page-1#comment-124469 Tue, 28 Jun 2011 03:21:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12265#comment-124469 @32
Jason, why is the td ameritrade park in Omaha sitting empty? No minor league affiliate?

Wow, the Toronto-Dominion bank's reach extends to Nebraska, at least for naming rights. 🙂

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By: Shping http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12265/comment-page-1#comment-124466 Tue, 28 Jun 2011 03:13:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12265#comment-124466 @24 -- The Mariners PR dept. was true to its clueless nature last weekend. They did very little to promote the uniqueness of the Marlins series, apparently happy with only 13,000 fans showing up. (Last fall, when stadium renovations in Tacoma moved some AAA playoff games to Safeco Field, they also missed the boat, charging $25 and up for tickets that disgruntled Tacoma fans were used to paying about $10 for. Imagine all the fans and goodwill and concessions they could have generated with $5-10 tickets!)

For the Marlins series ,the most creative thing i noticed was a lot of U2 music played between innings. The Mariners still got to enjoy all the usual home "perks" that you mentioned too, but i cant blame them for that.

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By: Shping http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12265/comment-page-1#comment-124463 Tue, 28 Jun 2011 03:01:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12265#comment-124463 @27 &28 -- Looks like you guys are the winners! Even weirder that the Islanders were affiliated with the Whitesox. (We could start another discussion on furthest distance between sponsoring team and affiliates, but i'm gonna leave that up to someone else)

@30 Yeah, i was tempted to mention those long grueling bus rides too, and I'm sure Crash Davis, Satchel Paige, etc. would all agree.

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12265/comment-page-1#comment-124451 Tue, 28 Jun 2011 01:50:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12265#comment-124451 @34 And conversely, Atlanta is almost as far west as Detroit, even though it is in a state that touches the Atlantic Ocean.

Maybe that explains why the Braves were in the NL West from 1969-1993.

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By: Spartan Bill http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12265/comment-page-1#comment-124430 Mon, 27 Jun 2011 23:18:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12265#comment-124430 It doesn;t appear so at 1st glance but for east coast cities like NY, BOS, or MTL, the Padres aren't the furthest MLB team, the Giants are. Because of the shape of the Calif coast, San Diego and LA are not as far west as they appear.

Los Angeles is actually further east than Reno, and parts of San Diego are on the same longitude as the Oregon/Idaho border.

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By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12265/comment-page-1#comment-124428 Mon, 27 Jun 2011 23:05:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12265#comment-124428 @31.

Montreal to San Diego is 2,465 miles, slightly less than Boston to San Diego.

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By: jason http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12265/comment-page-1#comment-124397 Mon, 27 Jun 2011 19:30:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12265#comment-124397 td ameritrade park in omaha is empty most of the time. they could be a nice stop for the marlins on the way to moving somewhere else. milk a couple of years of good attendance out of the city, then move to a bigger market when the attendance drops off. seriously.

tv revenue will drop off with the baby boomers. all the major sports will have to contract. marlins better do something about it or they will be one of the first to go!

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By: Jimbo http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/12265/comment-page-1#comment-124364 Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:40:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=12265#comment-124364 Farther apart?

What about Montreal/Sand Diego?

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