Thursday, April 22, 2010
Start handing out more free tickets, Pirates
Remember that scene in Apocalypse Now when Martin Sheen was meeting the general, the CIA guy and the colonel played by Harrison Ford?
When the general passes Martin Sheen the Vietnamese shrimp he says "If you'll eat it you won't have to prove your courage in any other way."
Well that was today with the Pirates and their fans.
If any fans stayed through a day game on Thursday all the way to the end... to watch the Pirates lose 20-0... they will never have to prove their loyalty in any other way.
Earlier this month, I said that the Pirates should give free passes for the season for anyone who stayed through ANOTHER brutal Thursday massacre.
Well guess what? They should hand more passes out today.
Who knows? Maybe they'll get a packed house of free passes by the end of the year.
Once again, it is easier than putting a good product on the field.
(Man, just a few days after I said how well they were playing, the Brewers come in and out score them 36-1 over three games!)