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  • joined Jun 25, 2009
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Big Crowd, Big Prices for Saturday’s Game

On March 29, I wrote a post about how dynamic pricing was working to that point. This is a brief update. Before the season started, the Indians promised all ticket buyers, including those buying...

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Bobby Avila’s Inside-The-Park Home Run—In French

The backstory here is that I owed my French tutor an essay. He had told me several times to write about a topic I’m familiar with. I’m familiar with the Tribe; hence this essay. How does one...

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A simple game and the non-catch catch

A controversial play in right field Wednesday afternoon in Cleveland highlights a problem with the MLB rulebook.

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Dynamic Pricing In Action

Because the Indians are placing heavy emphasis on dynamic pricing this season, I have begun following ticket prices for this season’s Tribe games. This is what I have learned so far. To begin...

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How do you create die-hard Tribe fans?

My recent post titled "An Amusement Park With A Baseball Theme" discussed the apparently weak loyalty felt by many fans toward the Tribe. I’d like to use this post to address ways of creating...

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An Amusement Park with a Baseball Theme

A look at the marketing survey the Cleveland Indians sent to season-ticket holders this offseason, and what it tells us about how the team might adjust their image in the not do distant future.

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Joan of Arc's VORP

After Trevor Bauer complained about the voices he was listening to earlier this year, I commented on this site that Joan of Arc’s excellent career results suggested that perhaps he shouldn’t be so...

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Praying for the Tribe Again

On February 9 of this year I was at the Great Stupa of Boudhanath in Kathmandu. There, while being careful to comply with local norms, I prayed that the Indians be permitted to win the World Series...

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All-Star Character

There has been some discussion on this site recently about the character of baseball players and the role character plays in players’ performance. I don’t have much to add to the...

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A Simple Mechanical Adjustment

I have been attempting to diagnose the cause of the Indians’ recent troubles. In doing so, I have drawn upon my 50 years of experience in attending games. I have also recorded a number of games...

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Chris Perez and wife charged with misdemeanor drug possession

According to the AP as reported in the New York Times a few minutes ago, they possessed one-third of a pound of marijuana. They were booked and released on misdemeanor charges. I would guess that...

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Marketing Approach to Season Ticket Holders

Several LGT readers expressed an interest in finding out more about the team’s marketing approach toward its season ticket holders. This is what I can tell you.

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Praying for the Tribe

I am in Kathmandu. This morning I visited the Great Stupa of Boudhanath, a magnificent temple in the heart of the city where many pilgrims gather to pray by walking around the stupa and by spinning...

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Was Hannibal's Brother Also Called Droobs?

                I know even as I hit the "publish" button that the question posed in the title to this post may strike some LGT readers as a bit on the whimsical side, but I think it is still worth...

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The Tribe May Be Picking Up The Casual Fans Again

                I’m a longtime season ticketholder and have posted before about the attendance issue. Today I finally got the impression that the casual fans may be about to show a much more...

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Some Thoughts About The Current Attendance Problem

                  Because a number of commenters on this site have expressed concerns about the Tribe’s poor attendance so far this year and some have wondered about the possible effect of this...

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"You know, Quasimodo predicted all of this."

  "You know, Quasimodo predicted all of this."   That’s what Bobby Baccilieri said to Tony Soprano when things started going badly for the family in Season 4. But Tony, knowing that negative...

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How The Indians Finally Won The World Series--And Saved Cleveland---Conclusion

  How The Indians Finally Won The World Series—And Saved Cleveland   The BSBS Is Born Mike knew that he had to start by making the Indians look better than they were, but now he knew how to do it....

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How The Indians Finally Won The World Series--And Saved Cleveland

  How The Indians Finally Won The World Series—And Saved Cleveland Or, The Birth Of The Betting Slip-Backed Security (the BSBS) A Parable For Our Time By David N. Brown Part 1 of 2   Winter’s Grip T...

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There's A Gleam, Men

There’s A Gleam, Men, There’s A Gleam                   No, not from the Vince Lombardi Trophy. I’m talking about the gleam from the bed of ice under the huge bowl of shrimp that’s going be the...

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