Thursday, August 14, 2008

Fake Fans

Apparently there have been a lot of empty seats at Olympic events -- particularly the decidedly unpopular baseball games -- embarrassing IOC and Chinese officials into getting factory workers and other fake fans to fill seats.

On the bright side, the Florida Marlins just got a fabulous idea.

7 comments:

Andy said...

I thought they canceled baseball as an olympic sport.

Rob said...

I thought they canceled baseball in South Florida.

Chris Heer said...

I thought Jeffrey Loria canceled fabulous ideas in South Florida.

tHeMARksMiTh said...

They canceled baseball for 2012, and apparently, the low attendance at games isn't going to help.

Anonymous said...

APBA Guy-

Lots of empty seats for women's beach volleyball also, which is very hard to understand. I think the Olympic hosts need many decades of exposure to our TV and rock n roll.

Anonymous said...

APBA Guy-

Lots of empty seats for women's beach volleyball also, which is very hard to understand. I think the Olympic hosts need many decades of exposure to our TV and rock n roll.

Amos said...

WTF? Did anyone else read this entire article and see the plan for breaking ties in the 11th inning? With that kind of hare-brained scheming I'm not surprised the IOC is booting baseball.