I know you mean well, man...but it can't work for me. I say preach it to the idiots that go to the Fireworks and Bobbleheads nights...I really feel they are the problem.
I'm going to go no matter what because I love baseball, I love live baseball, and I love the team; they have my money either way. It's the people that couldn't care less for the actual game that go for the free crap...they're the ones giving them extra revenue. There's a giveaway at almost every game, and I'll bet that anywhere from 5000-20000 people on a given night go just for the giveaway.
Think about it - they sold out for Sean Casey bobbleheads and Barry Bonds...and Casey was traded two days later!
Those owners found the perfect goldmine in a town that loves sports, and it's truly depressing that they keep capitalizing on it.
The One, The Only, The Incomparable Mercer Boy.
blog (updated 6/21 - Pirates walkout.)