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About gotigers07

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  1. We are the 2006 White Sox, think about it. We went to the World Series last year. We have a lineup stacked with .300 hitters, and we have some great starting pitching. But we're underachieving big time. Just look at the scary similarities. Explosive Offense, fantastic with RISP. Beastly DH picked up the year after (Sheffield, Thome). SP seriously dropping off from previous year. GOD-AWFUL bullpen. Considered a dominant teams from beginning of season - AS Break (although the Sox were in 2nd place during the AS break in 2006) Battling a new ALC contender (Tigers last year, Indians this year) I just hope we aren't the 2007 Sox next year.
  2. I couldn’t find the exact numbers but I found that ticket prices have jumped 120 percent over the last decade while inflation has risen by a mere 30 percent. This was according to a article written by Mark Cowin. http://www.yaledailynews.com/articles/view/750?badlink=1
  3. I agree with you 100% Budda. The market value should influence how much a indivuilal player or team should be worth. Look at the NHL popularitiy went way down and so did the players slaries. I think the best NHL players are only making a couple of million per year. I think hockey players make what all other pro athletes should make. No one should be paid more than five million per year, and I don't care if your A Rod or Payton Manning.
  4. I can’t believe how much this game has changed in the last 20 years payroll wise. In 1987 the New York Yankees still was the top of the majors with a $17,082,214 payroll. Now in 2007 the Yankees have a $195,229,045 payroll, that’s a 1142% increase. Meanwhile the average American household income in 1987 was $30,759 and in 2005 (I couldn’t find todays numbers but I think you all can still get the point) was $63,344. That’s only a 205% increase. I don’t understand how come entertainers payrolls can increase so much while the average hard working American doesn’t make nothing compared to the big leaguers. If this trend continues in 2027 the top paying MLB team will make approximately 2.2 billon dollars, while the average Joe’s family will make only $129,000. I will hate to see what that does to ticket prices in 20 years. I love watching the Tigers play and I am a really big fan. It seems like every other conversation I have at work or at home involves the Tigers. I try to go to at least 5 games a year even though I live 275 miles from Comerica Park. But when do we say all right guys enough is enough and start rebelling against the greedy players. Here are the links to the following pages where I found my info. Its pretty interesting stuff if you guys want to take a look. http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/histinc/h05.html http://www.super70s.com/Baseball/Years/1987/Payroll.asp
  5. If I remember right after the 2004 home opener against the Kansas City Royals there was a crowd of only 8,500 for the second game of the season. That's the lowest attendance I can think of by memory.
  6. This is the closest answer I found to my own question. I know this is the 2005 World Series but I would guess the scenario was very similar for Detroit in 2006. That really is terrible only 2,000 to 4,000 seats go to the normal fans. So MLB gets 90% of the tickets in the best-case scenario and 95% in the worst. I know the NFL gets 25% of the tickets to the Superbowl, which seems reasonable to me. Not any of this 90%-95% garbage. But I guess you could always buy them from scalpers I paid $530 for $180 tickets for game 2. No ticket? Join the crowd DAVE NEWBART AND SHAMUS TOOMEY Staff Reporters Chicago Sun Times October 19, 2005 -- Richard C. Lindberg has written four books on White Sox history, had an article in this year's playoff program and will have one printed in the upcoming World Series program to be sold at U.S. Cellular Field. Still, even he struck out Tuesday in his attempts to get to the World Series, after tickets to the public sold out in less time than it takes to walk a mile, about 18 minutes. "That's life," he said, stressing he was not bitter and will watch the game at a Bridgeport bar if his dream of "many, many decades" does not come true. Tens of thousands of other fans were left out as well. Some 130,000 people went online at noon to try for tickets. From 2,000 to 4,000 tickets were available for each of four games, although neither officials with the White Sox nor Major League Baseball would be more specific. 'There is no stadium big enough' Both organizations also declined to say how many of the more than 40,000 seats in U.S. Cellular Field were actually sold to fans. The Sox have 11,000 season ticket holders, who got first crack at tickets. An additional 1,000 people signed up for 2006 season ticket packages Monday -- and many more Tuesday -- with the promise of getting Series tickets. Then there are skybox owners as well as team sponsors and other business partners who get tickets. "You never have enough tickets to take care of all your fans," Sox spokesman Scott Reifert said. "There is no stadium big enough to accommodate all the people that want to be there." Another Sox official said "a large percentage" of the 40,000 tickets are sent to Major League Baseball. Major League spokeswoman Paige Novacek declined to say just how many tickets the league takes. But tickets go to its corporate sponsors, licensees and front office members. Tickets are also made available to every team, including every one of the approximately 1,500 players and coaches, as well as umpires and even media members. "We try to give most back to the city," Novacek said. $7,500 for two seats Other fans took to brokers or the Internet. StubHub, which resells tickets for season ticket holders and others, said White Sox Series tickets were selling seven times as fast as Red Sox tickets last year at this time. Lower deck tickets for Saturday's game ranged from $1,000 to nearly $10,000 behind the Sox dugout, a StubHub official said. The highest price paid so far was $7,500 for two seats six rows behind home plate -- compared to $7,000 for the entire Cardinals-Red Sox Series last year.
  7. I have always wondered what percentage of the World Series tickets went to all of the sponsors, and all of the other important people. I wonder what percentage of the tickets went to actual tiger fans.
  8. We are finally consistently holding teams down when our relievers come into the game. Even Todd Jones is looking like the second half of the 2006 regular season when he was awesome. This is the way games should be played. We can't except to outslug everyone especially when the playoffs roll around. It would be nice however if we could get the offense (awesome) and starting pitching (Excellent) and the bullpen (about average) and defense (a little above average) rolling at the same time. But that rarely ever happens in baseball or in other sport. That’s how we got to 40 games over .500 last season. Its just like my golf game I can't get the big four driving, iron shots, chipping and putting going at the same time. I'm lucky to get three of those four going. I think only three times in my 15 year golfing history I had all four things working for me.
  9. Here are the attendance numbers for all of the home games in the 2006 postseason. These numbers don’t make much sense to me because there was only 42,500 people for the world Series, but there was 44,193 people for a not as important regular season game tonight. ALDS Game 3 43,440 Game 4 43,126 ALCS Game 3 41,669 Game 4 42,967 WS Game 1 42,479 Game 2 42,533
  10. The Comerica Park record is 44,297 and was set on opening day this year. It seems like every opening day we have around 44,000. Then there is The Rogers Clemens possible 300th career win game in 2003. The thing weird about that game was that there was about 44,000 people at that game also. The reason why I say that is because there were only 40,120 seats with room for 4,000 standing room only people. In 2004 we added 950 more seats (for the all star game) in the outfield making the official seating capacity 41,070 with the ability still to add 4,000 standing room only tickets. Then in 2007 we added 400-500 seats in the lower deck where the tables and chairs are. The tigers still haven't announced the official capacity I'll just settle in the middle and say that there was 450 seats added so now the seating capacity is 41,520. With standing you can add 4,000 more people so the theoretical capacity for Comerica is 45,520. So the only true complete sellout was the day that Roger tried to pitch for his 300th. So we can still 1,223 people away from breaking the official attendance record at Comerica Park, and I am sure if the demand was truly there they can let another 1,000 to 2,000 people in.
  11. Yea he is terrible right now. His only saving grace is his 2006 post season numbers. That alone should keep in the lineup for a little longer, but not that much longer if he doesn't pick it up really soon.
  12. That was a great game we played today. It was great to take two of three from the Mets. Hopefully this series will give the Tigers some confidence and be a begining of a huge winning streak. Anyway here is a list of unexceped occurences that happened today 1.) The fact that Miller outpitched Glavine. It was his wrost start ever giving up 9 runs in 4 1/3 innings. I excepted Glavine to have at least a quality start espcailly when his team got an early 3 to nothing lead. 2.) The suicde squeeze play. I know that Leyland hates that play. I wonder when the last time Leyland attempeted that play. 3.) This one isn't baseball related but it has to be said. The officail Harry Potter Theme park will open in Orlando in 2009. :
  13. I don't remember exactly what he said but it was something along these lines. "How can you score 11 runs and still lose a game?" Watching the Tigers in the late innings is just like watching my brothers JV baseball game. It isn't over until you throw the final strike.
  14. I was wondering what is our bullpens era and how does it rank in the majors.
  15. I am thinking about buying the half season ticket package. I think you get the option to buy post season tickets. And if so how many can I buy only one or can I buy more than one when the playoffs come around. Thank you for all of you help.
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