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08:15 AM ET 08.23 | On Tuesday, Boston recorded No. 776 in its Fenway Park sellout streak. The Red Sox and all their fans should be proud of how well the team has been supported over the years. Now end it. ... It's certainly not a streak of having every seat full. Anybody who has been to a game at Fenway this season knows that. The streak has become something to ridicule, not to be proud of. Newspaper stories now include phrases like "an announced crowd of 37,794" because we don't really believe the Sox. The streak is routinely mocked on on Twitter and elsewhere on the web. There have been "sellouts" this season where the park was 65 percent full. Entire rows were empty in right field.

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August 23, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Stick a fork in them.

August 23, 2012  08:47 AM ET

Stick two forks in them and smother them in beans!

August 23, 2012  08:52 AM ET

What next?

August 23, 2012  08:55 AM ET

The fans should do what the players have done for months...go on vacation.

August 23, 2012  08:57 AM ET

So now the teams are cheating too? Yup, that's baseball.

August 23, 2012  09:13 AM ET

Cheer up Red Sox fans, the Yankees are fading fast and soon enough will be the focus of failure for this year. .500 ball since the all star game, and any left hander can make them look like little kids.

August 23, 2012  09:13 AM ET

It only holds 38K seats?

In Boston????? How many freakin' people live there?

They should be ashamed the sell-out streak is only 776.

August 23, 2012  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Cheer up Red Sox fans, the Yankees are fading fast and soon enough will be the focus of failure for this year. .500 ball since the all star game, and any left hander can make them look like little kids.

Well that does make me feel a little better, thanks 50.

August 23, 2012  09:24 AM ET

This "sellout" myth is just another indicator of the fundamental dishonesty of the ownership of the Sox.
They are clueless in their PR and community relations, and try to keep telling us fans what to believe, in the expectation that somehow we are stupid enough to listen to them and believe!
Just because they sell the tickets ro agency re-sellers they claim a sellout; if they want to report the actual gate count, how many came to the games, we might listen to them.
The credibility gap between the owners and players and the fans is growing daily. Beginning to remind this old timer more and more of the later years of the Yawkey ownership.

August 23, 2012  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

So now the teams are cheating too? Yup, that's baseball.

It is known as the 'Selig' Era.

August 23, 2012  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Cheer up Red Sox fans, the Yankees are fading fast and soon enough will be the focus of failure for this year. .500 ball since the all star game, and any left hander can make them look like little kids.

You can only hope.

August 23, 2012  09:40 AM ET

Everyone knows the so called streak is a joke.

August 23, 2012  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

You can only hope.

The Rays are only 3 back.

August 23, 2012  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Stick a fork in them.

They gone.

August 23, 2012  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

The Rays are only 3 back.

Partly thanks to the Chicago White Sox.

August 23, 2012  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

The Rays are only 3 back.

Let's go RAYS!!

August 23, 2012  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Partly thanks to the Chicago White Sox.

Let's go SOX!!!

August 23, 2012  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Let's go SOX!!!

f yeah

August 23, 2012  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Partly thanks to the Chicago White Sox.

That and a 13-3 run. The starting pitching has really come around and they are finally scoring some runs.

 
August 23, 2012  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Let's go RAYS!!

<Assigns Clem a cowbell on the lend/lease program>

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