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Chip R
10-11-2006, 12:09 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-whitesox-7-eleven&prov=ap&type=lgns

Later games in store for White Sox with 7:11 p.m. starts

October 11, 2006

CHICAGO (AP) -- The White Sox will start weeknight home games at 7:11 p.m. as part of a sponsorship deal with the 7-Eleven convenience store chain.

White Sox spokesman Scott Reifert would not disclose the value of the three-year deal with the Dallas company Wednesday but said the revenue probably will be reinvested in the team or ballpark.

The new start time hardly represents a significant change since many weeknight games at U.S. Cellular Field already start at 7:07 p.m.

"We're just talking about four minutes, so it's not much of an inconvenience for the fans," Reifert said.

Margaret Chabris, a spokeswoman 7-Eleven, said the company has been trying to develop sponsorships with other teams and entertainment venues. The Chicago area was targeted because of its more than 180 7-Eleven stores.

"Every time the media announces the game's start time it will be a gentle reminder of our sponsorship," Chabris said.

Joseph
10-11-2006, 12:25 PM
I hate too much sponsorship, but this one is at least a little better than the normal fare.

cumberlandreds
10-11-2006, 12:50 PM
White Sox fans should be glad the name of the store isn't 11-7 or the games would starting really late.

RedFanAlways1966
10-11-2006, 01:12 PM
"We're just talking about four minutes, so it's not much of an inconvenience for the fans," Reifert said.

No problem here. Just keep those fans semi-sober and off the field... no attacking opposing 1st-base coaches or umpires, please! :devil:

oneupper
10-11-2006, 01:18 PM
Smart campaign for 7-11 if it wasn't too expensive.

redsmetz
10-11-2006, 01:49 PM
I thought perhaps the players would be stopping at their local 7/11 store for a six pack and some chips before heading on to the ballpark!

BCubb2003
10-11-2006, 02:30 PM
"Now batting for the 'Lumber Company': Number 84 ..."

"That's a J-T-M yum-yum-yum double play ..."

westofyou
10-12-2006, 11:18 AM
No problem here. Just keep those fans semi-sober and off the field... no attacking opposing 1st-base coaches or umpires, please! :devil:

And on that note:

http://www.deadballart.com/redszone/fan.jpg

redsfan30
10-12-2006, 01:13 PM
It's sad the baseball is becoming so commercial....but it's a pretty neat idea, I guess.

RedFanAlways1966
10-12-2006, 01:16 PM
And on that note:

Wow! Heck of a picture... not to mention the story with it. Great stuff, woy.

cincinnati chili
10-15-2006, 11:27 AM
Dumb question perhaps, but which guy in the picture is Germano?

westofyou
10-15-2006, 11:29 AM
Dumb question perhaps, but which guy in the picture is Germano?

The guy in the fancy matching pants and shirt combo.