Thursday, August 7, 2008
Mid-Summer Prospect Fest
At the risk of incurring the wrath sure to accompany complimenting the Red Sox, the team has a fantastic idea of hosting a minor league day at Fenway Park. While the situation for Red Sox fans and Orioles fans isn’t exactly comparable (tickets to Fenway are extremely difficult to come by, for instance), considering the proximity of the Orioles minor league franchises to Baltimore, this could be a great idea for the Orioles, too. Hosting a weekend doubleheader (or tripleheader!) for some combination of the Baysox, Keys, Shorebirds and Ironbirds could be a fun day for all involved. The Orioles would have a great opportunity to build a little community good will if tickets were to be priced in the ultra-affordable ($5 for box seats) range so that families could easily afford the outing and experience Camden Yards from the good seats, the players are sure to love playing on the Major League diamond and the fans will have a cheap way to spend the day at the ballpark and see the prospects. As much as I despise the Red Sox, the organization does a fantastic job thinking of creative ways to build their brand.