But not a good one.
I appreciate your interest in August 25th and "Insert Your Name Here" Night. I must admit that the campaigning through your Site is a most creative way to garner support. However, in fairness, there are many "contestants" who do not have computers... or friends for that matter. The purpose of the contest when I drew it up was to see who could persuade us the most by simply using the entry form available at Golden Park. (As far as not accepting e-mails goes, the idea is that if you are a fan, you would be at Golden Park to pick a form up. I, of course, know you are an avid follower so I have no choice but to accept your earlier email submission).
That being said, as much as we have enjoyed the, albeit brief, campaign, it will not benefit your cause. I will consider your entry, however not the emails of your devoted followers. The idea is to let you and you ALONE promote yourself and your rabid support. However, please feel free to enter as many times as you wish... though a flooded e-mail box will prove detrimental to your chances of winning.
I hope you understand where I am coming from. Oh, and please don't think that I lack a sense of humor. It is actually quite advanced. I just wanted to give everyone a fair chance by using the same means - in this case, an entry form. Therefore, only those forms, and your e-mail (which is going to be tough to beat), will be considered. As always, thank you for your unwavering support. See you behind home plate this evening.
Director of Stadium Operations
Columbus Catfish Baseball Club
The phrases that stand out to me are: "the ... campaign ... will not benefit your cause" and "a flooded e-mail box will prove detrimental to your chances of winning." Oh, and "you and you ALONE promote yourself and your rabid support."
So, it looks like the campaign had an effect. And while I'm not yet banned from the stadium ... it looks like they don't want to hear it.
Anyway, THANK YOU! All of you that harrassed poor Brad. Brad's a nice guy. Mostly. Nah, he is.
Nah, he is.
Anyway, he wants them to stop, and asked me nicely. Mostly. So, again, all of you, thank you.
Still, the offer stands. All of you that sent emails or printed off forms and sent them in, your ticket to the game that night is on me. Plus a hot dog and a Pepsi. That means all the help from Random Yak, Dragon Lady, Seawitch, Pet's Garden, Redoubt (Sin City), plus those that have emailed, and anyone else I don't know about.
Let's give Brad a break. And again, I can't say it enough. Thank you. I really appreciate it.