MLB teams will do anything they can to get fans in the ballpark. It could be bobblehead night, it could be cheap hot dog night, but the Boston Red Sox may have just set a new trend. On Wednesday, fans that come to Fenway Park with a beard (real or fake), will gain entry for only $1. That’s right, the Red Sox are rewarding fans that sport beards. You can’t beat that.
Despite being one of the most popular teams in baseball, the Red Sox are not immune to the declining attendance that’s plaguing the rest of the league. According to the latest attendance numbers from ESPN, the Red Sox are still filling Fenway Park at a 94 percent clip, which is good for third best in the league. So while the Boston faithful aren’t packing Fenway to the brim like they used to, they’re still doing a good job.
The Red Sox are currently in first place in the AL East by a comfortable margin of nine games heading into play Wednesday night. With less than two weeks to go in the season, fans have to be feeling pretty good. But we all remember what happened to the team just two short years ago down the stretch. However, that won’t happen in 2013. Boston’s magic number is currently at one to clinch a playoff spot and at three to win the AL East.