Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Diamondbacks Have a Dress Code

Poor Josh Rawitch. First he had to defend Frank McCourt and now he has to deal with Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick. From Nick Piecoro at the Arizona Republic:

Fans sitting in a suite behind home plate on Friday night were asked by Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick to change out of their blue Dodgers shirts or else move to a different suite.

The fans agreed, changing into Diamondbacks merchandise provided by the team, Diamondbacks spokesman Josh Rawitch said, adding that the fans would have been refunded had they chose to be relocated.

Rawitch said that because of the high visibility of the seats, the team has a policy forbidding fans from wearing opposing team’s gear before they purchase the suite, which ranges in price from $3,250 to $3,500 depending on the night.

"We don’t tell them they can’t cheer for the other team," Rawitch said. "We just ask them to adhere to the policy that we give them when we sell them the tickets."

Though the stadium was publicly funded, the Diamondbacks say they have the right to dictate what fans do and do not wear, just as teams can determine whether fans are allowed to bring signage into stadiums.

Insecure much, Kendrick? I was going to bag on those Dodger fans who would so easily wear the opposing team's colors, but what are you going to do when the opposing team's owner actually enters the suite and argues with you? Maybe they should have just gone shirtless in protest. Stay classy, Arizona.

UPDATE: The Dodger fan speaks! Dodgers Fan Who Was Forced To Change Shirt: D-Backs Owner "Is A Bully" (Deadspin)


Fred's Brim said...

I think you go shirtless in that situation.

That or wear the dbacks shirt but wait until the later innings to deface it, like piss on it or wipe your butt with it and put your Dodger shirt back on

Wicks said...

I noticed this right away and posted it in the game thread but nobody responded.

What a crap club to have a rule like this. They were fighting it for quite a while I could see the Dodger fans dropping f-bombs left and right to the d-bag ushers.

Dusty Baker said...

Let's burn some fuckin mattresses!

BJ Killeen said...

Best revenge is to beat them again tonight.

Steve Sax said...

We need a guy with a huge Dodgers tattoo on his chest to sit in that suite, shirtless

Steve Sax said...

@wicks: sorry I missed most of last night's GT

Dusty Baker said...

We should start taking donations to buy Tommy Lasorda a seat in that suite, make him go shirtless, and have him just mouth off the whole game.

Or Fred's Brim.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Maybe if Arizona fans didn't suck so goddamn badly they wouldn't have to have such a rule. They paid their money...A LOT of sit in your shitty stadium, I'd wear or not wear whatever the fuck I want. Odds are, I'd not be wearing anything.