Senator Bob Casey Writes Letter To Nationals Owner Concerning Phillies FansBREAKING NEWS, General News, MLB, National League, News, Phillies Friday, February 10th, 2012
Most of the citizens of the state of Pennsylvania have no idea who U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr. is. I don’t know anything that he’s done of significance since he’s been in office. He’s what you call an empty suit who got elected because of his father, who was formerly a major politician in the state.
Casey is up for re-election in the fall, so he’s trying to win vote. Check out this letter he sent to the owner to the Washington Nationals concerning their attempt to prevent Phillies fans from dominating their park when the baseball season starts.
Dear Mr. Lerner,
I write regarding the recently announced “Take Back the Park” ticket policy at Washington Nationals Park and to respectfully request its elimination. I am concerned that dedicated Philadelphia Phillies fans will be unfairly denied access to games when their team plays against the Nationals.
It has come to my attention that residents of Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland have been given special priority access to tickets sales on the dates in May when the Nationals and the Phillies compete. According to the team’s website, only credit card billing addresses from these two states and the District of Columbia will be processed for the presale, effectively blocking thousands of Phillies fans who root for their team by visiting Nationals Park. I appreciate the desire to enjoy a home field advantage, but this unprecedented policy solely and unfairly targets Phillies fans.
As the Nation’s capital, Washington DC uniquely plays host to visitors from across the country. In addition to the fans who visit exclusively for Phillies games, tourists from the Commonwealth who hope to include a game on their Washington, DC itinerary could be blocked from attendance. In the spirit of good sportsmanship and healthy competition, I urge you to reconsider the policy and immediately allow Phillies fans equal access to ticket sales at Nationals Park.
Robert P. Casey, Jr.
United States Senator
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