Getting to this a little late (as always), but saw this on Lance's blog last Monday:
Mike Brown responds
I got this email today from a disgruntled season ticket holder. Last week he wrote a letter to Mike Brown. Today he got a response from Brown.
"Did not get a letter back....I got a phone call. Talked for about 15min. He defended the stadium and amenities. Said he was very disappointed with the team and couldn't discuss changes during the season but there will be some. Very nice conversation. Told him that he just saved a season ticket holder for next year."
Some immediate reactions:
- Mike, as previously noted, will respond to letters from disgruntled fans ("you're stuck with me") with letters...but now he appears to feel the need to go even further and make phone calls. Confirmation the team feels extra heat this season?
- Mr. Disgruntled Fan gave in pretty easy I'd say, but, fortunately it was only a verbal commitment for season tickets. Hopefully, this guy holds off on renewing unless those "changes" this offseason involve completing revamping the whole organization.
- If Mike wants to save all his season ticket holders, he should plan to be on the phone pretty much non-stop until next season kicks off.
This just adds to the mountain of anecdotal stories that paint Mike Brown in so many contradictory ways. An aloof owner surrounded by family & friends who feels the need to call season ticket holders personally to explain his actions. It's really just the tip of the iceberg.