As if the Washington Nationals baseball team needed any more distractions – now they have one…
The Nation’s Capital has a new baseball stadium – and a terrible baseball team – which surprises no one. And even though the park is a great place to watch a last place team, attendance sucks. Again, not a surprise.
So, what do you do if you’re a major league franchise and you need to spike attendance numbers?
Well, you begin by reprimanding your best fans. How? Right when they take off their shirt and kick back to drink their $12 beer they just bought- you swoop in and threaten to dismiss them if they don’t put their shirt back on.
As if this team of misery could afford any less fans…
From the Sports Bog:
I chatted with Nats VP of Communications Chartese Burnett today; she first referred me to the team’s Guest Code of Conduct, which speaks of creating “a family entertainment environment” and includes the following bullet point: “Obscene or indecent clothing will not detract from the guest experience.” (“Displays of affection not appropriate in a public, family setting” are also against the rules, which may or may not limit post-home run bum patting among the players.)
The PR nightmare gets worse, especially when asked if hairy-chested men are considered obscene or indecent?
“I mean, yeah, I guess,” Burnett said. “People are offended if you have pink hair….
Dear Nats Front office,
We think, I’m mean, we guess, uh, you should consider the rule of holes in this particular instance – which is, when you’re in one, stop digging.