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The Nationals cave on their stupid rainout policy

May 8, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

This morning we linked Adam Kilgore’s story about the Nats’ silly policy of not allowing fans to exchange tickets from rained out games for any other game, subject to availability. Rather, they required fans to use the tickets for the makeup game. Which, in the case of last night’s rained out game against the Tigers meant a game tomorrow at 4:05 PM, which not a lot of folks would be able to attend.

We complained about it. Lots of others complained about it. The squeaky wheels just got the grease:

 

Viva democracy. And outrage.

  1. goskinsvt - May 8, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    An organization actually listening to its fans? Holy Crap.

    • Old Gator - May 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM

      Yeah – next best thing to not being so dense and stupid that they didn’t realize what an offensive policy it was in the first place.

      • bigharold - May 8, 2013 at 8:46 PM

        Perhaps stupid can be fixed?

  2. tfbuckfutter - May 8, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    The Marlins policy is that you can trade your rainout tickets for a kick to the testicle of your choice.

    • tommyshih - May 8, 2013 at 6:35 PM

      At least you don’t have to remind them, “Don’t forget the balls.”

    • larcutio - May 8, 2013 at 11:03 PM

      Wow, it’s rare for a team to allow fans to upgrade the value of their tickets like that.

  3. bankboy2012 - May 8, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Let’s see how many equal value seats will be available when these start getting traded in. “Ooh, sorry, we just sold the last seats in that range yesterday. Is the upper deck OK?”

  4. baseballisboring - May 8, 2013 at 6:37 PM

    Wow, that was really their policy before? How idiotic. Glad they overturned that…jesus, people have jobs you know.

  5. philliesblow - May 8, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    That was a clown policy, Nats.

  6. DonkeyStick - May 8, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    The only thing worse than that policy was “Natitude”

  7. rcali - May 8, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    A big clap to modern media that got the word out about this Nats policy. 20 years ago the consumer was the ultimate sucker, now we have a voice.

    • tfbuckfutter - May 8, 2013 at 9:10 PM

      Blogs are the new Channel 8 On Your Side.

    • twilson962 - May 9, 2013 at 8:38 AM

      Exactly. Message boards, Facebook, & Twitter helped get this done. Behold the power of social media!!

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