2010 TICKETS HAVE ARRIVED.
Let me kick of the annual MetsGrrl.com tradition by reminding you of previous years:
And now, for the unveiling of the 2010 package, after the jump.
Missing from the photo are two tickets for the 2010 Open Workout (printed on last year’s ticket stock in last year’s ticket envelope.)
I’m not kidding. That’s it. No gift. No media guide. The ticket booklet, the workout tickets, a letter, and ad placement (under the guise of ‘special offers’) from Stub Hub, Starwood, and Amtrak.
I already knew this, but as you may know, the Mets are not sending out a media guide under the guise of conforming to the MLB efforts to “go green”. The Minnesota Twins, who, last time I looked are part of MLB, sent out media guides. (And before you say, “Well, of course they do, they’re the Twins,” their team doesn’t suck and In the first year of a new stadium, you don’t need to provide incentives to customers.)
But, I’ll buy it. So as part of the “go green” efforts, I trust that we will be allowed to bring empty water bottles of any kind into Citi Field this year? Because I will cry bullshit on this green BS so effing hard if this malarkey continues in 2010.
I want the media guide. If you’re too goddamn cheap to give us the media guide for free, then at least let us buy it at a 50% discount.
As a positive, from a design perspective I find the ticket stock to be elegant and attractive. I like the motifs of the apple, the rotunda, Mr. Met and David Wright’s locker. I love the “WE BELIEVE IN HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE”. That’s a great slogan and would have been a million times better than “WE BELIEVE IN COMEBACKS” as the central theme to base 2010 around.
The rest of this package just sucks eggs and screams CHEAP. The Twins also apparently shipped the tickets in a nice presentation box. And look at how nice the Pirates tickets look. (I like the wire comb binding and ability to lay the book flat.) Please please please don’t start with the “Well they’re the Pirates they have to do that” – if that was the case then the Mets shouldn’t have ever had to do anything but print tickets on plain ticket stock and stuff it in a brown manila envelope. The presentation should reflect the team’s branding and image.
Oh – wait.
No. That’s a cheap shot, and it’s a lame excuse. It’s 2010. Everyone does more than the Mets. I am so tired of this being a race to the bottom on every possible level. It’s just sad. There could be some oomph here. They just don’t even bother to try.
Would love to hear about the specifics of other teams’ physical ticket package presentations not covered here.
Welcome to UniWatch readers. This isn’t Deadspin or sports talk radio, so please go take your feeble attempts at witticisms about how much the Mets suck somewhere else. Useful & friendly comments always welcomed.