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  • #16
    FYI HCEW is not expecting 3-400 fans, or even 1500. He expects to see 2 to 3 times that from ShockerNation.

    I hope many of you are making plans to attend. $5 tickets ok for everyone?

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    • Cdizzle
      Cdizzle commented
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      I'm planning to attend. But honestly, I think the $5 tickets for an offseason scrimmage is not that great of a deal or idea. This sort of thing has Kansas Food Bank drive written all over it.

    • ShockerFever
      ShockerFever commented
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      Agreed. It’s a freaking scrimmage, not an actual game. It seems odd to me to be charging regular priced admission (basically) for this. Donate $ to a good cause like in the past.

      Look, I’m excited for EW and this new era of Shocker baseball. But this come across as another athletic department money grab.

    • shockfan89_
      shockfan89_ commented
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      I agree with the other comments, but I was pretty critical of the hire of fHCTB and how long he was retained. I thought they should have stayed within the WSU coaching family. Now that the issue has been fixed, I kind of feel it is "put up" or "shut up" time for the fans. FWIW, I think giving season ticket holders free admission is a nice touch and I think most of us that watched games in the 80's and 90's should be willing to fork out the $5 to support HCEW. Money grab or not, let's get out there and welcome Eric and Loren home!!!

  • #17
    Originally posted by WuDrWu View Post
    FYI HCEW is not expecting 3-400 fans, or even 1500. He expects to see 2 to 3 times that from ShockerNation.

    I hope many of you are making plans to attend. $5 tickets ok for everyone?
    Works for me. Hopefully, we have a great weather day.. 2:00 pm on September 21st. Sounds like the perfect date.

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    • #18
      It’s $5 fricking dollars! Get over it. Jeez!

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      • MikeKennedyRulZ
        MikeKennedyRulZ commented
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        Well Fev, since I live in San Diego, it's pretty hard. I do support the athletic department as a whole though so there is that.

        Btw, I like you too brotha.

      • WuDrWu
        WuDrWu commented
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        1500 mile Bromance engage.

      • MikeKennedyRulZ
        MikeKennedyRulZ commented
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        U mad bro?

    • #19
      Originally posted by wichshock65 View Post
      Decided to take my daughter to her first baseball game tomorrow. She's three and it's time. She said she wants to wear her Shocker hat backwards and take her glove.

      I think we're both pretty excited!

      Can you post a picture of your daughter wearing her Shocker hat backwards and ready to field a ground ball at the game?

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      • #20
        Does playing these fall games eliminate the World Series? If not then those are the freebie / food bank games to attend. I’m not saying I completely disagree with those that think the game should be free, but there are expenses to roll out everything for these games (security, janitorial etc) and if history is any indication, Nebraska will bring 300-500 fans. So if season ticket holders and students get in for no extra charge, it doesn't seem to me to be out of line to collect from a few hundred Nebraska fans and some tire kickers on the WSU side.
        Last edited by WuDrWu; 3 weeks ago. Reason: 2nd half of original message didn't show up.

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        • ShockerFever
          ShockerFever commented
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          Don’t you think they’ll more than cover the expenses with the $8 hot dogs and $10 nachos?

        • WuDrWu
          WuDrWu commented
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          I don't believe they charge either $8 for a hot dog nor $10 for nachos, but that's not my point. I know at one time, several years ago, the ICAA got between 25-50% of the concession gross. So if they do $2000 in concessions, they might receive $500-$1000 in kickback. And no, $1000 will not cover their expenses for a single game with utilities, security, umpires, kickback to Nebraska (if there is any), other staff and supplies.

        • WuDrWu
          WuDrWu commented
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          FWIW I was able to confirm that the fall world series will still take place however I think the screamage which has been a popular event for the last few years will be shelved.

      • #21
        I'll be there. $5 is a minor expense although who knows later on. I want to see the new era we are entering.

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        • #22
          Heres a simple solution to the $5 charge.

          You can go if you like
          You dont have to go if you dont like

          Just please shut the **** up already being high and mighty as to why you made your choice. Losers

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          • ShockerFever
            ShockerFever commented
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            There’s been like 5 posts on the subject on a message board in an otherwise less-than-active forum.

            If you wanna just stare at a blank black screen, go visit another website. Or turn your tv off and stare at it.

          • WSUwatcher
            WSUwatcher commented
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            One dollar per win, dizzle?

          • shockfan89_
            shockfan89_ commented
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            I will give you $5 to keep this thread going! I am with Fev. I am just glad to see people posting and talking about Shocker baseball. I can't tell you how depressing last year was to sometimes not even have a thread for every game. There were times we only two or three posts for a weekend series!

        • #23
          PTSD? BPD?
          Maybe just hangry?
          • Anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias.
          • Depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders.
          • Eating disorders.
          • Personality disorders.
          • Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia.
          Could just be an over reaction to reading with failing eye sight too?

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          • shockfan89_
            shockfan89_ commented
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            My kids say I suffer from STFUD. I take things right up to the edge and should stop there but I can't help myself and provide one last inappropriate comment.

        • #24
          Remember that they will be the ones to determine which care facility you will reside in later.

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          • #25
            Back on topic, I plan on attending with my brother who has just moved back from SoCal and surprisingly told me baseball is one of the few sports events he enjoys. Excited is an appropriate word for me this fall and spring. Go Shox

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            • #26
              https://twitter.com/i/status/1170124083524177921

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              • #27
                My tickets for the game came in the mail yesterday.

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                • #28
                  • Cdizzle commented
                    • 3 weeks ago
                      With it being an away game, I would think it mostly would not have an impact. Although, I still have a hard time remembering that volleyball is no longer on the radio for some reason. Listening to a volleyball match while taking in Wedge's first scrimmage sounds like a fine afternoon.
                  The Nebraksa volleyball match has been scheduled for 3:00 pm with the baseball game at 2:00 pm. I assume one could listen to the volleyball game via the internet stream with their cell phone or you could follow with the live stats which is probably what I will do. It does indeed sound like a fine afternoon to do some multi-tasking.
                  Last edited by Kung Wu; 6 days ago.

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                  • #29
                    Article about Pelfrey. I think it had been reported that Hamilton may have tweaked something this summer and was shut down for Fall Ball. That is still the case, but sounds like he is starting throwing again today, so I will take that as a very good sign for the spring.

                    https://goshockers.com/news/2019/9/1...e-pelfrey.aspx

                    On junior transfer Jake Hamilton, one of the top pitching newcomers

                    He will be 89-93 (mph) with a really, really high spin rate on his fastball. He has a really, really good changeup. He begins throwing (Monday), building up. Fans won't get a chance to see him in the fall, but he'll be throwing bullpens by the end and we'll get him ready by the spring."

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