Sunday, January 30, 2011

Are Sox Tix Still Slumping?

After their big web-based sell-off day on Saturday, the Red Sox came back with an added plea to fans to buy more tickets! Really? After making the boldest moves in Major League Baseball this off-season, everyone expected Red Sox tickets to be rarer than single-digit credit card interest rates. Larry Lucchino has effectively admitted that much of the activity over the past few months was to counter sagging NESN ratings and slumping ticket sales in 2010. Of course, lowered–rather than hiked—ticket prices might have helped. Get John Henry on the horn, will 'ya? Hey, what's the area code for Liverpool?