BOSTON (CBS) – Despite their early-season success and a renewed sense of pride among their fan base, the Boston Red Sox said their record sellout streak came to an end Wednesday night.
The Red Sox lost the middle game of a three-game set against divisional rival Baltimore on Wednesday night – ending the streak at 794 straight sellouts.
With damp April weather and some fans still bitter about the last two seasons, the team is expected a paid attendance in the low-30,000’s.
“It’s understandable,” Sox Executive Vice President Dr. Charles Steinberg said of the streak coming to an end. “And how can we be anything other than grateful.”
“It’s a reflection of the most passionate fan base, not only in baseball but all of sports,” Sox COO Sam Kennedy told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Wednesday.
A Sellout Streak Poem by WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens: