Phillies’ Sellout Streak, Which Was Fake Anyway, Ends At 257 Games

Posted: August 8, 2012 in Baseball, Journalism
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Contact the National Enquirer!

In case you missed it, last night marked the end of a the Phillies’ sold-out streak, but like most things in Philadelphia, it’s all hype and no substance (or Super Bowls for that matter). The streak was essentially a lie. As this article points out, the official arbiter of whether there’s a sellout is the Phillies’ front office, and in a grand showing of what’s wrong with having a conflict of interest, the front office counts the following empty seats as a “sold ticket”:

  • Tickets purchased by scalpers and resellers, even if those tickets end up in the trash;
  • Tickets donated to charity or otherwise given away for free as tickets sold, even if they’re never used; and
  • More than 1,000 standing room tickets, which don’t count towards the stadium’s official capacity.

A warped sense of reality in Philadelphia? What’s next? Crooked Chicago politicians? Short midgets? Wet rain?

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