Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Red Sox front office may be considering a unique justification for subjecting fans to three consecutive 4-hour-plus games (two in a row at Fenway). Reportedly, internal memos point to a marketing/PR strategy to sell the longer games as giving fans greater value. Here's how it goes: with the average online price of a Red Sox ticket at $102.09—a "typical" three-hour game costs $34.03 per hour. But a four-hour contest reduces the per-hour cost to just $25.52—a near $10 per hour savings! Once the concept gets further vetted up the executive food chain on Yawkey Way, there may be a multi-media ad blitz to convey the cost-saving theme.
Unsubstantiated reports suggest that Wally The Green Monster—the official mascot of the Boston Red Sox–is the initial infected entity of the current flu outbreak on the team. Unconfirmed sources tell Boston Dust Mites that the verdant creature came down with the flu bug on an unauthorized excursion to Sanibel Island during Spring Training. Reportedly, the mascot was seen carousing with other non-humans—with the possibility of the "bug" affixing itself to Wally's fur. Since the monster interacts extensively with team personnel, it's not surprising that the bug could have hopped off and infected others. Wally could not be reached for comment. The flu bug has virtually incapacitated the Red Sox in the opening days of the season—with multiple players (and even a broadcaster) felled by the bug. Stay tuned for updates!
In a shocking reversal of policy, the owners of the Boston Red Sox are seriously considering holding baseball games at historic Fenway Park. After successfully holding multiple musical concerts along with football, hockey, soccer (and possibly basketball) contests, the so-called NOG (New Ownership Group) is looking to branch out in a new direction. Part of the reason is to take advantage of the nearly 104-year old facility's unique diamond-shaped grounds to accommodate America's National Pastime. While a team spokesperson would not confirm any hard commitment to baseball, multiple reports have leaked "contingency plans" that could mark the arrival of games as early as this coming April. Stay tuned!
As the Red Sox season goes down the tubes, the NOG (AKA, "New Ownership Group") may be looking to spark renewed interest in going to Fenway—while at the same time playing into their core political beliefs. Completely unconfirmed reports point to an August "Meet Bernie Sanders Night At Fenway". Reportedly, the first 5,000 fans going through the turnstiles will get a Bernie Bobblehead along with an autographed copy of the candidate's "Little Red Book" of quotations. In keeping with the political philosophies of both the owners and Sanders, all concession food will be free—and anyone under 18 who happens to celebrate a birthday that night, will be given a tuition-free college education. It's also rumored that Raul Castro will be flown in to throw out the first pitch.