Section 101 and Mariners, liarheads
A reader forwarded us his response from the M’s on Section 101:
Thank you for your comments regarding the new bleacher seats in centerfield. Bleacher seats are extremely popular with our fans as a place to enjoy the game and we have received many requests for these seats in the centerfield ball catch area. With the arrival of summer weather, we decided it was a good opportunity to put the bleacher seats in place. This small bleacher section will be in place for the remainder of the season, but we appreciate receiving your feedback as we will evaluate our decision during the off-season.
Thank you again for taking the time to contact us. Please contact me if you have additional questions or comments.
The Seattle Mariners
(206) 346-4458 direct
(206) 346-4450 fax
Couple of things to note:
One is that they’re lying: the seats have been there all year — this wasn’t some decision they just made.
Two is that at least they’re pretending to reconsider the idea for next year.
Three is that they’re very popular, which if you’ve been to games and seen how many people sit there, is clearly not true.
Still, the second one is hopeful. If you haven’t already, go on and complain. This may make a difference yet.