Dodgers to sell seats outfitted with cutouts of fans’ faceshttps://t.co/wa4amgpIE0
— L.A. Times Sports (@latimessports) July 14, 2020
This is such a wild move. According to the article you can pay $149 to have a cardboard cutout of you placed in the stands. But don’t be a poor. For $299 to be placed in the seats most likely to be seen on television. Just in case you thought it was a total waste of money, the Dodgers will graciously allow you to take your picture home after the season. Wow what a deal!
But make sure to get yours ASAP because they are holding a presale for their season ticket holders. Loyalty truly is not dead. Oh oops they put in a stipulation that if at some point during the season they can sell actual tickets they can just take your cutout out of the seat with no refund at all.
Do they really think that it is less weird to have cardboard cutouts in the seats than having nobody there? What happens when a line drive takes the cutouts head off? Has nobody seriously thought about have traumatizing that will be for me when I am drunk and forget that the aren’t real people? The only thing that would make this entertaining for me is if they did all the normal fan stuff during games. Like the kiss cam or shooting hotdogs at them. That would actually be hilarious.
If all of this nonsense isn’t bad enough for you, the dodgers are also taking away your First Amendment rights.
The Dodgers will not allow fans to display loyalty toward another team: “Cutouts cannot be used to cheer on an opposing team.”
But neither will they permit you to virtually heckle the Houston Astros, with “offensive or negative references to any MLB team” strictly forbidden.
Oh I’m sorry, isn’t this America?!?!?! What a shame! This is what we have come to? Coronavirus continues to just crap all over our way of life!
-Jon Sensi (@jon_sensi)
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