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SBD/September 6, 2012/Franchises
MLB Franchise Notes: San Jose Toughening Stance Against Opponents Of A's Move
Published September 6, 2012
BIRD IS THE WORD: In Baltimore, Kevin Cowherd writes with the AL East-leading Yankees in town for a four-game series, “Orioles fans, your time has finally come.” Cowherd: “But it's definitely put up or shut up time, Orioles fans. No more excuses for not supporting a team that has shocked the pundits and delighted its fans for five months now” (Baltimore SUN, 9/6).
KNOWING THEIR LIMITS: In DC, Dan Steinberg noted the Nationals are “announcing a self-imposed season-ticket limit of 20,000 seats in 2013.” Attendance at Nationals Park is “up 27 percent from last season, the second-biggest increase in baseball.” The number of full season-ticket packages sold this year is “believed to be about 12,000, and is no greater than 14,520” (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 9/5).
KEEP ON MOTORING: The Tigers yesterday reached three million tickets sold in advance sales for the ‘12 season. It is the third time in the last six seasons the club has surpassed that mark. The Tigers have sold out 31 games in ’12, marking the second-highest total number of sellouts in club history (Tigers).