Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Nets anthem gets an article, the fans get a series, and the Dodgers flag pole is dedicated (and what about those $15 tickets?)

The New York Times devotes a section-front article to the Nets' (good, borough-focused) theme song/anthem, and continues its series profiling fans in one section.

Nets-Dodgers connection

Meanwhile, NetsDaily (and ESPN) reported yesterday an announcement from the Nets (updated: about an event today):
At 4 p.m. an eclectic group will gather to honor the Brookyn Dodgers connection to the Brooklyn Nets by unveiling a plaque at the base of the flag pole, which once stood atop Ebbets Field, the Dodgers stadium.
Among those at the dedication will be Sharon Robinson, the daughter of Jackie Robinson; Jerry Stackhouse who wears No. 42 to honor Robinson; Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn's borough president who remembers the Dodgers leaving in 1957; Bruce Ratner and Brett Yormark, and Irina Pavlova, Mikhail Prokhorov's representative as president of ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment Holdings ..
reported in September that the flagpole dedication was in the works, and the New York Post followed up.

What story is missing?

You'd think some sports writer would ask arena/team spokesman Barry Baum the question he won't answer: how many of the promised 2,000 $15 tickets for Nets home games are actually made available for individual sale?


In a May 2005 presentation to City Council, Forest City promised "approximately" 3,000 such "screecher" seats.



However, a 9/10/12 Nets press release Sept. 10 stated, "A limited number of individual tickets starting at $15 each will be made available 72 hours prior to each Brooklyn Nets home game."


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