For real, yesterday I got an email from the Twins asking me to renew my season tickets. More like begging me. Here's the main section of the email, with especially pitiful pleading in bold...
While team performance was certainly down this past season, there is much to look forward to in 2012. We are rolling out a number of new benefits and look to improve the overall season ticket experience in 2012. MLB has not finalized the 2012 schedule, but don't be surprised when you see the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, and The Milwaukee Brewers on the schedule! We also fully expect to have the 2014 All Star Game here at Target Field. Loyal season ticket holders will have first access to these tickets along with any other concerts or outdoor hockey games that may take place at Target Field!
Letting your season tickets go now would be selling a phenomenal product at its lowest point! Just like any business, sports teams have down years. I promise you that tireless work will go into this offseason to improvement for next season. The front office has the full support of our ownership and will do all they can to field a winner in 2012. Many people say Minnesota fans are "fair weather" and quickly forget past successes and memories. If the Twins season ticket base is any indication, this does not hold true for outdoor baseball at the top sports facility in the country.
Minnesota winter is coming, and before you know it talk will turn to optimism about the new players, guys returning from injury, the young guys that we expect to improve in 2012, and how excited you are to sit in the sun on opening day in 2012."