Heads up, Angelinos. You are not going to like this one.
I have heard of lots of promotions to encourage people to attend sporting events. For example, certain restaurants in Minneapolis offer coupons for Minnesota Twins games when you buy a meal.
But here is the best yet, from a friend of a friend:
I know you think I've gone soft livin' in LA instead of with you on Beacon Hill, but I just wanted to tell you two recent giveaway promotions at Dodger stadium which prove that we are a fierce, fightin' machine:
May 13: (I was there and might be able to track down an extra one for you if you want) Lip Gloss Giveaway -- First 25,000 -- Sponsored by Smashbox.
Also, May 22: "Dodger fans are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Dodger Stitch 'n Pitch where fans will sit together and knit. There will be a teaching table prior to the event and a totebag giveaway to those participating in the Stitch 'n Pitch."
I don't want this to sound really snitty or snobby, but the idea that you would have to give a Red Sox fan something extra to go to Fenway Park is inconceivable. If they did a give-away, the likelihood of it being lip gloss is very, very small. As for knitting, I would fear for the public's safety if that kind of implement were available during a Red Sox-Yankee game.