The Price Isn't the Only Thing That 's Not Right

The Price Isn't the Only Thing That's Not Right

08/18/2006 Tickets bought by a Boston Globe reporter from a scalper in Kenmore Square for $125.00 a piece, with a face value of $21.00., for the Red Sox vs. Yankees day game on Friday (8/18).

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Empty Bill Would Still Leave Tickets Too Costly for
Fans and Families Hoping to Get Into Fenway

Globe: Ticket-Fee Cap, New Limit on Resale Markup Proposed

" 'I guess the question is: How aggressive do you want to be?' Senator Michael W. Morrissey said. 'The bureaucratic nightmare is, we don't have sufficient revenues to enforce the laws we have on the books right now.' ...

"Colman Herman, a Dorchester consumer activist who has sued or filed complaints against a number of ticket resellers under the existing resale law, said Morrissey's bill provides little protection for consumers. He said the senator seemed to be preoccupied with fees totaling $10 to $15 per ticket while allowing resale markups of hundreds of dollars.

" 'By allowing ticket resellers to charge three times face value, Morrissey is making it legal to rip off consumers,' Herman said." -- 1.11.07, Boston Globe


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The Hanson Brothers

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Globe: Developing Winter Routine

" 'I would say last year didn't end up like I wanted it to, but overall, it was a good learning experience and I'll be able to pick up a lot of things for next season,' said [Sox relief pitcher Craig] Hansen. 'I was able to work things out this winter and improve. Just mental things, focusing, situational things, fundamentals, and all that.'

'I haven't been able to get to the slider,' said Hansen. 'I haven't been able to throw it the way I used to throw it. I'm working on that now. I've come along quite well. I fell behind on counts and it didn't give me the opportunity to throw it as an effective pitch.' " -- 1.11.07, Boston Globe

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