Curtis: Fenway’s 100th Birthday Celebration Comes To Fitting End … With Another Loss

September 27, 2012 10:59 AM
Curtis: Fenway’s 100th Birthday Celebration Comes To Fitting End … With Another Loss
" BOSTON (CBS) — A season that began with the hope of redemption, the glow of a refurbished baseball cathedral and a great 100th anniversary celebration ended with yet another meaningless loss.

As the longest and most expensive 100th birthday party in American history came to a close last night at Fenway Park, I wonder if the owners realized or even cared that the team played its worst home baseball in nearly 50 years.

Season ticket holders at Fenway paid the highest average ticket price in baseball for the second fewest home wins.  They also paid the most for watered-down beer, only to have the team distribute tickets to local ticket agencies to perpetuate a fraudulent sell out streak, which then prevented them from recouping any value for their investment.

According to a Team Marketing Report early this year, the average cost of a family four to attend a game at Fenway is $336.99, or roughly $300 more than the number of home wins.

That is like paying for Abe and Louie’s and getting Ramen noodles.

Larry Lucchino and his minions could have made a very simple gesture after the great trade that unloaded their mistakes on the Dodgers "

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