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Offline CALSGR8

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If the Nationals do this - I'll be Ticked!
« Topic Start: January 12, 2011, 08:49:05 PM »
I know many here are not O's fans.  I used to go to many an O's game and watched great players.  I USED to go to their FANFEST!  KEY WORD IS USED TO!  I haven't gone since the NATS arrived, and if this policy keeps up, I won't go ever!!!

They are not only charging $10 entry fee to Fanfest but $15 extra for each autograph.  Kids 4 to 14 will be able to get their autographs for free.

[quoteNew Autograph Policy to benefit local children's charities
The Orioles will introduce a new autograph policy for FanFest in 2011 designed to shorten wait times, avoid fan disappointment and support youth charitable endeavors through OriolesREACH. Children ages 4-14 will have a specially designated Kids Only player autograph station presented by ESSKAY that is free of charge and will operate continuously throughout the day. All other ESSKAY autograph stations at FanFest will require the advance purchase of autograph vouchers. Vouchers will be available at orioles.com for $15 each, with all of the proceeds to benefit children's charities through OriolesREACH, beginning on Saturday, January 15, at 10 a.m.
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I pity the poor kid, who Mom or Dad will force to be in autograph lines all day.  I pity the persons who have already bought FAN FEST tickets before this policy went into effect.  I also pity the charities who may not make as much this year because even Baltimoreans have called to boycott this event.

If the NATIONALS ever do this, they will get an ear full from me!  I imagine from you too!  

Offline Tyler Durden

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Re: If the Nationals do this - I'll be Ticked!
« Reply #1: January 12, 2011, 08:55:11 PM »
OriolesREACH sounds like OriolesREACHaround.

But I'm not an O's fan, so this is one more thing I feel superior about as a Nats fan.  There precious few such things.

Offline tomterp

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Re: If the Nationals do this - I'll be Ticked!
« Reply #2: January 12, 2011, 09:00:50 PM »
at least they get a fanfest.

Offline CALSGR8

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Re: If the Nationals do this - I'll be Ticked!
« Reply #3: January 12, 2011, 09:04:19 PM »
I asked Tracee Hamilton about Fanfest and she said they may do something before Opening Day.  NATS 320 called the Nationals directly and they neither denied or verified the report.  Only that something is in the works.

I better write them in case they get any bright ideas!

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: If the Nationals do this - I'll be Ticked!
« Reply #4: January 12, 2011, 09:08:31 PM »
If the lines really are that unbearable (do that many people really want a luke scott autograph), it seems like a reasonable solution - at least kids are free and Angelos isn't pocketing the money

Offline Coladar

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Re: If the Nationals do this - I'll be Ticked!
« Reply #5: January 12, 2011, 11:54:36 PM »
$15 an autograph or $15 to get all the players who participates autograph? There's a huge difference in acceptability. And the article makes it sound like the former, which would be disgusting.

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Re: If the Nationals do this - I'll be Ticked!
« Reply #6: January 13, 2011, 04:56:46 AM »
(do that many people really want a luke scott autograph)

Do that many people really want an Ian Desmond autograph?

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Re: If the Nationals do this - I'll be Ticked!
« Reply #7: January 13, 2011, 07:16:16 AM »
Do that many people really want an Ian Desmond autograph?
Aside from the Zimmy's, Werth, Harper (soon) and Strasburg no one on the team is that big a deal to be honest haha

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Re: If the Nationals do this - I'll be Ticked!
« Reply #8: January 13, 2011, 08:29:36 AM »
Aside from the Zimmy's, Werth, Harper (soon) and Strasburg no one on the team is that big a deal to be honest haha

BBQ with a guest appearance on WNFF.

 :lol:

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Re: If the Nationals do this - I'll be Ticked!
« Reply #9: January 13, 2011, 10:48:02 AM »
BBQ with a guest appearance on WNFF.

 :lol:

You don't normally BBQ in the winter.    :D

Offline Kevrock

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Re: If the Nationals do this - I'll be Ticked!
« Reply #10: January 13, 2011, 10:51:13 AM »
Aside from the Zimmy's, Werth, Harper (soon) and Strasburg no one on the team is that big a deal to be honest haha

This is much more star power than the Orioles.

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Re: If the Nationals do this - I'll be Ticked!
« Reply #11: January 19, 2011, 06:57:58 PM »
BBQ with a guest appearance on WNFF.

 :lol:

I'm impressed to see he's still supporting the "Everts is not going to be a bust" sig.  It takes guts to stand behind a prediction like that.

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Re: If the Nationals do this - I'll be Ticked!
« Reply #12: January 19, 2011, 08:18:24 PM »
Do that many people really want an Ian Desmond autograph?