Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ragin' Giant Fans Gets A Response

A few days ago, I posted a letter from my sister- and brother-in-law who wrote an open letter to the Mara family regarding the insanely high "seat licensing" prices. They being longtime Giant fans and ticketholders for years, were upset. You can read it here:

Well, I am happy to say, they got a response. Assemblyman Anthony Chiappone wrote this in response to reading the letter:

Dear Theresa,

Terrific letter and thank you for "cc-ing" me on it. Like many other Giant fans who have written to me, there is a common consensus that Giants management has truly done the loyal dedicated fan like you an inexcusable and greedy injustice. If the PSL plan proceeds, die hard loyal fans will soon be replaced by corporate clients, many of whom I venture to say will not even know what a third down is. And when it gets cold, when the team is 4-8, they will not be there to weather the inclement weather or the bad seasons. I want to tell you that I am working very hard to find a way to stop this from happening. There is a
question of what is legally considered a "license", and while PSL's have been around for a few years now, there are different versions of PSL's and I believe that they have not been scrutinized thoroughly. And since there are public moneys involved directly or indirectly, I believe that there may be some further issues and controls available for regulating or restricting the issuance of PSLs.

I have your email and while time is of the essence, I will keep you informed of my progress. In the meantime, please contact your local Assemblyman and Senator and ask them to support me in this effort.
Sincerely Yours, Assemblyman Anthony Chiappone

Well, I can't vote for this guy, but I would if I could. Giant fans have had tickets for years and years; these tickets get passed down in wills from parent to child. Their loyalty (whether the team was good or bad) is beyond question. They supported the Giants product through good and bad. The fact that the Giants are turning their backs on longtime fans reeks of the utmost greed. We here at (and by "we, I mean "me") will keep on top of this, and post anything relevant as this goes forward.

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1 comment:

Travis said...

That is an awesome letter to have received. I hope they stick to their guns, and keep the pressure on.