White Sox home games to start at 7:11pm next season.:
posted by DrJohnEvans to baseball at 12:08 PM - 20 comments
Was just on my way to post this as well. All I have to say is "inevitable". Wait until the uniform change comes. I'm sure Ozzie will look great in that greenish/orangish/sort of redish mix that can only be called slevenish.
posted by gradys_kitchen at 12:40 PM on October 11
posted by gradys_kitchen at 12:57 PM on October 11
That is terrific.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:13 PM on October 11
well done, gradys_kitchen, but the pants should have gone up to 11.
posted by scully at 02:49 PM on October 11
posted by billsaysthis at 03:00 PM on October 11
posted by sydney2006 at 03:11 PM on October 11
posted by sirtt22 at 03:14 PM on October 11
I didn't even get the 7:11 thing untill it was pointed out on the uniforms. Even then I was a bit slow. Yipee.
posted by jmd82 at 03:51 PM on October 11
This is actually a pretty neat deal for the White Sox. It costs them nothing and there will no doubt be some cross promotion that will get White Sox Fans a free Big Gulp with a ticket stub to a game and the team gets paid to boot. Win, win, win!
posted by Termite at 04:02 PM on October 11
You obviously do not shop at a 7-11 on the south side. Everything's free with the gun you carry in, the tickets are a bonus.
posted by volfire at 04:56 PM on October 11
It's a nice marketing ploy by 7-11. Those who hate comercialization of sports may complain but I think its brilliant.
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:59 PM on October 11
You obviously do not shop at a 7-11 on the south side. Everything's free with the gun you carry in, the tickets are a bonus. We get the same discount in LA.
posted by LA-4-Life at 08:40 PM on October 11
My first (and so far only) reaction to this was: Why the hell not.
posted by chicobangs at 11:16 PM on October 11
those mock uniforms are hilarious! Why dont the pans say 11 on 'em? That would cap the entire joke off. Go Tigers!!!
posted by dezznutz at 01:20 AM on October 12
As far as marketing ploys go, this is very inobtrusive. We all get annoyed by ads and marketing ploys, but cheers to them for finding one that really won't have much of an effect on us. Nice work Gradys. Should give them those paper, triangle-shaped hats.
posted by SummersEve at 05:32 AM on October 12
Perhaps the Cleveland Indians could use the same marketing strategy.
posted by panteeze at 07:42 AM on October 12
Well, you almost go blind at the Cell anyways from all the ads, why not change the unis too?
posted by MGoWhere? at 08:45 AM on October 12
And the importance of this is? Now that they have not made the playoffs and will most likely spiral back down the division ranks, will a later start really make a difference? The fans who all of a sudden showed up when they WERE winning, will be finding something else to do with their time anyway. Take me out to the ballgame, take me out to the place where fans used to go during the winning season and the season after...
posted by melcarek69 at 07:05 PM on October 12
I love this kitchen sink approach to mass advertising. Leave no stone unturned. It's not that they've run out of ideas - it's that they're just going to do all of them.
posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:13 PM on October 12
And the importance of this is? Now that they have not made the playoffs and will most likely spiral back down the division ranks, will a later start really make a difference? Uhm. Didnt read the article, and why its starting at 7:11, huh?
posted by jerseygirl at 07:15 AM on October 13
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