One month later, Orioles still can’t get the student ticket issue sorted out…

June 06, 2012 | Drew Forrester

This is getting more funny by the day.

I’ve left the Orioles alone for three weeks after doing my best to try and help their fans (aka “listeners”) sift through the rubble of this “Student Ticket” fiasco.

In the event you’re new to the scene and you need a refresher course, HERE is the original blog I wrote that detailed the events of a poorly run Orioles ticket promotion that’s designed to reward students with a six dollar ticket for Friday night home games, but instead wound up angering fans who showed up at the ballpark and were told the tickets were “no longer available” for six dollars.

A bunch of Apologists tried to defend the Orioles three weeks ago while I was busy endeavoring to get them to do the simplest of all things: Tell their fans the truth about the program.  I reached out to the team but never got a REAL answer that I could rely on.  Several of those Apologists say they reached out to the team and were told the facts — but, naturally, we’ve come to find out that the club wasn’t truthful with those people, either.

Last night during the MASN broadcast of the Orioles and Red Sox from Boston, a promotional ad popped up on the screen concerning “Student Discount Ticket Night”.

At the bottom, the ad noted:  “Student tickets available until they sell out”

Until. They. Sell. Out.

So…when is that?  Are you selling 500 tickets?  1,000 tickets?  3,000 tickets?

How many?

Oh, that’s right, the Orioles won’t tell anyone.

Oddly enough, though, when they’re giving away bobbleheads or t-shirts or hats, they tell you EXACTLY how many of those items are available.  When they need to convince you that something besides a baseball game is attractive enough to lure you to the stadium, they give you all the details.

Evidently, though, when you’ve made the decision to go to the stadium and you show up in line – meaning “I’m here, I’m going” – the Orioles aren’t quite as willing to be truthful with you.

That’s too bad.

In fact, it’s shameful.

I’m not sure why this “number” is such a state secret.  Why, why, why is it SUCH an issue with the Orioles just telling their customers how many student ticket discount tickets are for sale every Friday?

“Tickets available until they sell out”.


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