<sometimes the expectations of players and coach and the way they carry themselves go a long way. BP was improved but the big difference I notice is there is no "yeah well we are going to suck this year we don't plan to win we are going to trade our veterans away at the deadline" ect ect. Casual fans don't wanna hear that stuff. They want to hear about a young up and coming team that carries themselves like winners.
That's my opinion anyway.
It's a good number to start.
Attendance was up about by about that same % in 2011 over 2010, another bump like would bring the 2012 total to around 2.1m, I think the team stands a reasonable chance to best that by seasons end.
So long as the trend continues in the right direction is what's important I guess anyways.
On page 54 I said;
Epic closer fail PLEASEEEEE
Let's do this!
"you realize we are the only team without a legit outside board. there are lots of other sites which don't run on mlb boards that have lots of users. we don't have another choice but this one. #justsayin"
Yeah, I realize that. I was going to mention that in my post, but alcohol prevented me from remembering. lol.
It kinda makes you wonder why most Jays' fans seem content to post here - whereas other teams have so many off-site forums? A few times a season, people try to tell you to try their Jays' forums - but they always seem much lamer and less active. Maybe I just haven't found the right one.
Its a matter of critical mass, this is a terrible board software and aesthetics wise but because there is no jays specific, moderated board with decent software that lots of people use everyone comes and stays here.
If a mod on this board set up a decent one elsewhere and we all migrated over en-masse we'd all be better off. Maybe jaysjournal or another site could integrate one.
"From the Hurl.....he mentioned that his ticket agent, told him that sales were up 15% at the same point as last year.(A week ago) That's a pretty huge hike.....and good to know."
Excellent news. I was surprised to learn that our local radio station in Sarnia has picked up the Jays' broadcasts after dropping them several years ago. They wouldn't have possibly done that if enough advertisers hadn't demanded it. London also picked up the games again - I believe they'd dropped them last season.
All positive signs. If the live attendance continues to grow and interest in the team starts to attract the casual fans, Rogers will have no choice but to live up to their promises. I know a lot of people scoff at bandwagon fans, but they put bums in the seats and dollars in Rogers' pockets - and that's the bottom line.