From beat writer Sean McAdam of CSN New England:
Red Sox officially announce the end of the sellout streak at 794 games. #redsoxtalk
— Sean McAdam(@Sean_McAdam) April 10, 2013
“We know that part of the reason it’s over is because we failed last year,” Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters before Wednesday night’s game against the visiting Orioles. “So we take that on us and take responsibility for that. Hopefully the focus of this is a remarkable run for our team and our fans. I remember a lot of pretty miserable, cold April rainy nights everyone sat through. For it to last as long as it did is amazing. So it’s on us to make sure the place is filled and start a new one at some point.”
We’ve noted many times before on this blog that the sellout streak was helped along by ticket giveaways and clever attendance-reporting tactics. So it’s probably for the best that it’s finally being put to bed.
The Red Sox enter play Wednesday with a 5-2 record — good for first place in the AL East.