May 1, 2006

Have a Seat: Cards Sell Out

ST. LOUIS, MO -- St. Louis Cardinals' ownership took their marketing up a notch today when they began disassembling the seats in the new Busch Stadium to sell on eBay.

The Cardinals sold all manner of items from the previous Busch Stadium to memento-hungry collectors. Everything from dugout benches to clubhouse urinals fetched top dollar. But that sale occurred just prior to the stadium's demolition; this sale is taking place when the seats are less than a month old.

Let the dismantling begin!“It just goes to show that we can get our fans to buy anything,” said Cardinals Senior Vice President of Business Development Bill DeWitt with a chuckle. “They even buy that this group of has-beens can contend in the long run.”

The seats are being disassembled during the Cardinals' road trip to Cincinnati, but they aren't likely to be missed even when the team returns home.

“When this team starts tanking, demand is sure to go down,” said DeWitt. “And I figure that's going to start tonight.”

120 comments to “Have a Seat: Cards Sell Out”

  1. Yeah, Arroyo is good.

  2. The proxy wants to know if there are any places with a good Ceasar Salad around the park. Tony likes his salad.

  3. redbirdbrain says:

    I like the Red Roof Inn guy that does the limbo on the bed (“How low can you go?”). His chances of getting laid are also… remote.

  4. Red Hot Mama says:

    I hear that there’s great eateries all around Cincy. I’m sure LaRussa can find a good salad if he’s so inclined.

  5. Red Hot Mama says:

    Ooh! You know where LaRussa ought to go? La Rosa’s!

    If you come to Cincy for a visit, we’ll take you there. There are about 500 of them around the city.

  6. Good. He’ll need a quiet place to read his book and work on his ulcer.

  7. We’re planning on coming to Cincy. But I don’t have a Reds schedule in front of me. What am I talking about? It’s the internet.

  8. redbirdbrain says:

    I’m just sitting tight for this year’s seven-run ninth.

  9. Red Hot Mama says:

    Dunn knows how to use two hands!!!

  10. Proxy sez: Arroyo pitched a four-hitter, but he’s gonna play around with the one-hitter later tonight.

  11. Damn. Enjoy 1st place. It won’t last long.

  12. Red Hot Mama says:

    I’m not sure what that means, but it sounds like a desperate attept at humor.

    Don’t worry: Williams goes tomorrow.

  13. I’m whistling in the dark.

  14. Red Hot Mama says:

    Won’t last long? Why? Are the Astros winning? 😀

  15. redbirdbrain says:

    So, wait: I can’t crash the party tomorrow, because there is no party?

  16. Red Hot Mama says:

    I’ll be here.

  17. You can take my spot, RBB.

  18. Red Hot Mama says:

    Oh, I hadn’t noticed that it’s a day game. I ought to be able to get in a few comments from work, as long as no documentation emergencies come up.

  19. redbirdbrain says:

    Me too. I can comment from work here and there, but it will through gameday, so I can’t make fun of Reds announcers… Dammit…