Thursday, February 7, 2008

Opening the Gates to the Barbarians

What should have been a fairly benign good news article about the flood of ticket sales for the 2008 season took an ugly turn, when Patrick "Benedict Arnold" Elster announced that the Blue Jays are selling tickets for an April series with Detroit as part of a special package to Tigers fans.

Look, we know that the Red Sox fans are going to make their way north to throw beer on unsuspecting Jays fans, and that the douchey Yankee faithful from western New York are going to fill the seats on certain weekends. But to sell directly to the fans of the opposition? How's that gonna play when they're cheering their lungs out at a Miguel Cabrera moonshot?

Yeah, we know that Pat Elster is going to get credit from the corporate types for his "out of the box" thinking to fill the seats. "We would not offer games (to other fans) that we believed we would sell out on our own," the traitorous bastard told the Toronto Star.

We bet that fucker doesn't even remember Frank Tanana.


Andrew said...

Detroit is the nearest MLB fan base. It's only about 4 hours drive to get to Toronto.

Stoeten said...

Thanks Andrew. That was a very informative geography lesson.

Did you know that Elster is Kevin Elster's brother!!!!!!

Tao of Stieb said...

Both Elsters are shitty-shoed bastards.

Anonymous said...

or Bill Madlock

Darren Priest said...

I hope your tongue is firmly planted in your cheek on this one. I think it's always better to have asses in the seats than not.

On another note, I think it's pretty safe you won't be hearing "Go Leafs Go" being chanted in the Rogers Centre this April.

Tao of Stieb said...

No, in's not.

We'd rather have Patty-Boy work harder to get Blue Jays fans in the seats, or for him to leave the seats empty rather than consciously trying to fill them with the fans of the opposing team.

We don't need their filthy bums in our ballyard.

The Reverend said...

...let alone trash from Mo-Town

Anonymous said...

It's bad enough that they sell opposing team merchandise when the Sox and Yanks come to town.