You write of a virtual impossibility. And what you must realize is, that a lot of people aren't going to give a damn if nobody shows up to a game. The Mets and ownership are already a butt of bad jokes... And to effectively pull this off, you'd need to have people buy tickets, and essentially not show up, because I am certain that if no tickets were sold to a game, there would be some donations to needy charities in an effort to put bodies in the ballpark.
Originally Posted by Paulypal
I think you fail to realize the lack of prominence such a story would make in the press, if it could ever be achieved to begin with. For full effectiveness, you'd need something like a twi-night doubleheader fireworks night in July when the weather is a constant 75 and sunny sell-out and nobody show up...
Its not all about hurting them in the pocket (which zero attendance would on some level) its about the public perception of this franchise in the league. MLB would step in at some point regardless of all the Wise Potato Chip money they have and force something to happen.
You were way to quick to jump to "the Wilpons can afford the hit financially" angle, but you failed to realize that public perception in a major sports league is as important. Ask the NFL.
20-Game "A" Plan, Prom Box 423.