Bill Veeck said it wasn’t always a wise idea to sell out the ballpark in advance, especially on Sundays.
“A man should be able to wake up and decide he wants to go to the ballpark,” he said. Or something like that. That was the general idea.
You now have that chance.
Selling out a baseball park in advance is not normal, and never was. It was an inconceivable concept until the Indians became chic and started doing it in the ’90s, when they had a great team that didn’t win any championships because, while they always had a ready supply of Nos. 3, 4, and 5 starters, and occasionally even a No. 2, they never had The Ace who gave you those two guaranteed wins in a playoff series.
But, oh, how they could bash the baseball. Mike Hargrove’s lineups were so deep that a young Turk named Ramirez could hide down there in the six- or seven-spot for a couple of years.
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