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THE RED SOX RULE!!! (Watching the U.S. Mail for Baseball)

by Paul Semendinger

June 21, 2021


The Boston Red Sox just crushed the Yankees.


Thank you Red Sox, thank you A TON!!!

The Red Sox deserve a ton of credit for showing tremendous customer service, for reaching out to a baseball fan, and for rising up to the challenge.


Regular readers of this blog are aware of the feature, Watching the U.S. Mail for Baseball.

Here is some background:

Baseball has complained about the lack of fan interest, smaller crowd sizes, less revenue, and so much more. Back in 2019, I thought to myself, “Well, what are the teams doing to draw up interest?” I then took the time to send e-mail requests to every team asking for promotional materials. The response to all of that was hugely disappointing. Very few teams replied to my inquiries. The Yankees did not reply nor send any promotional materials. I chronicled all of that in the articles I wrote last year. Since the responses I received last year by e-mail were so underwhelming, this year I decided to request materials through the regular U.S. Mail.

The whole story is documented here: Watching The U.S. Mail For Baseball (Season 2)

The Marlins were the first team to respond, back in February of this year. Until recently, that was the only reply i received. .

A week or so ago, I received a printed schedule from the Orioles. I was underwhelmed and was planning a quick update to document this stating if baseball bemoans its lack of fan interest, the teams should obviously do a better job of promoting the game…

And then the Red Sox responded.

Big time.




A big package arrived from the Red Sox on Saturday addressed to me here at Start Spreading the News. The package was literally bursting.

All of items above were there. (More photos are below.)

This collection included:

A Game Used Ball from the 2020 Season

Fenway Dirt

The 2021 Official Red Sox Yearbook

A 2021 Red Sox Calendar

Three Rubber Bracelets

Four Schedules

Three Logo Stickers

Five Mascot Stickers

Twelve Mascot Tattoos



The Red Sox responded to the challenge and hit a Grand Slam.

The Yankees?

For two years in a row, they have ignored my inquiries.

The Red Sox, even knowing we’re a Yankees blog, decided to rise to the challenge.

I am VERY IMPRESSED. This is how baseball teams can, and should, make baseball fun for the fans. Show an interest in us, and we’ll return the interest tenfold. Or more.


THANK YOU! Thank you a TON!

(My father is a life-long Red Sox fan, dating back to 1946. These pages have shared many Ted Williams and other stories. I will share these items with him. The Red Sox didn’t just make my day, they will be making my dad’s as well.)





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