What can you say ? I got to the stadium at 9:00 a.m. I was, maybe the 50th person in line. Got my shirt & I went back outside to get back into the same line, was in the line for abuot 15 minutes and were told that that particular gate was out of shirts.
We went to get into the main gate and then an announcement was made that all of the giveaways were gone. It was 11:30 & the gates opened at 11:00.
So, in addition to the almost 10,000 $4 tickets that were on plaza level, they extended the offer to the plaza reserve bleachers. Then they had boy scout day which, ironically all these kids who were not even a twinkle in their parent's eye were given shirts. This contributed to one of the fastest giveaways in years.
The good thing is that they finally got a clue and added a XXL size.
I'm sure the Vida Blue giveaway will be crazy, but I wonder if the promotions are what drove this one up and if the Vida Blue one will be like the usual giveaways (you can usually saunter in up to 12:30) and get one.
My apologies to all who I promised to get a shirt for, but my ringers did not show up.
Ringer #2 convinced Ringer #1,#3 and #4 not to come.
Although, I must say that I did not feel guilty trying to get extras cuz I was trying to get them for longtime diehard A's fans who could not make the trip.
One guy tried to sell his ticket after he learned that they had run out.
What an odd experience.