Auto Focus Redux
|As I mentioned on Wednesday, Bill and I were invited to a focus group discussion for the Camden Riversharks baseball team. Our names were picked at random from a pool of season ticket holders, and we were to be at Campbell's Field Wednesday night.|
When we arrived we were escorted to one of the executive suites atop the stadium by an intern (read: hottie). The moderator of the discussion (a blow-dried pretty boy who is a professor at the University of Delaware) welcomed us, and informed everyone that the event would be videotaped for Riversharks management. Bill, being a wiseass, told me that the camera adds ten pounds, but in my case, there must be three or four of them in the room. Nice guy.
After everyone is settled, the moderator asks us a few questions dealing with the team in general, and more specifically, what we would like to see from them in the future. Bill brought up the declining quality of the food (as I knew he would), and that was a hot-button issue with the room. I mentioned that the scoreboard is not utilized enough, and it wouldn't kill them to show the out-of-town scores. All in all, it was pretty productive. If nothing else, the Sharks management definitely cares about its fans - or we wouldn't be there to begin with.
When the meeting concluded, the moderator gave us our "gifts" for our attendance. I'm thinking tote bags or something equally useless. What we got was incredible:
Every person in attendance received a coupon for the use of a luxury box suite for a game next season!
The suites usually run about $550, and are air-conditioned with food service. A suite can accommodate 25 people comfortably. We were shocked (and honored) beyond belief!
Long story short (I know, too late), I need to find 24 friends to go to a game next season in a luxury box suite. Let the butt-kissing begin!!!