Wow....judging by my Twitter feed last night, folks are pretty pissed about the whole ticket snafu with the rain delay.
Not that I blame them. With the insane prices people were paying for tickets, no wonder they're annoyed at paying that much to see about half of a baseball game. (This is what you get for buying into the Yankees hype-machine.)
I feel bad for the poor girl who mans the official Minnesota Twins team Twitter account. She's probably an intern...or being paid like one, at least. But she took a lot of heat from fans last night. A LOT. People were threatening legal action, even.
They're not going to get very far, though. It sucks, but the official MLB rule is if a game goes 5 innings, rainchecks and/or refunds are not necessary. Five is the magic number. Yes, the fans get to feel ripped off in this scenario...but is anyone still naive enough to believe that anything MLB does is with the intention of giving the fans the best value? Nope. The bottom line is revenue, revenue, revenue. Opening the doors for only fans attending tonight's game is the logistically easy, and legally sound, way out.
Although, I did hear rumors that there were messages on the scoreboard and signage indicating that fans with tickets to last night's game could use them today, before the official word that only today's tickets would be honored. Did anyone at last night's game stick it out long enough to confirm or deny? Still, not grounds for legal action....but an interesting PR snafu, anyway. Just curious.
Well, at least we had the squirrel. That was fun.
In other news, Evan Longoria has allegedly outdone Grady Sizemore in the "trashy picture leaked on the internet" category. Like, Full Monty outdone him. I admit I looked. Purely out of scientific curiosity, I assure you. I don't really buy the story though. He sent the pic to some girl he found on Facebook? I just refuse to believe that A) Evan Longoria is that dumb, and B) He needs to troll the internet sending nudie pics to random strangers like a creepy Dateline Predator.
I just don't buy it. Or want it to be true.