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Smith thinks unequivocally, yes."Look at all of the baseball in a high density area like the Northeast. You have New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., all the minor league teams for those clubs, and they continue to grow the game," said Smith.
"Houston is a great baseball town. There's room for a lot more baseball here."
I'm three tangents deep in my conversation with Andrew Seymour, and I feel like I'm talking to one of my old high school buddies. He's that engaging.
Somehow, we circle back to the reason I called him in the first place, to talk about the "Big Three" ticket promotion.
Happy? He's ecstatic.
"We are minor league baseball, so we don't have a big budget for advertising. We have to be creative, and if we are creative enough we can piggy back publicity like this. There's nothing better than coming up with that idea that hooks people in. That makes them smile, makes them chuckle."
But before I can get the words out, Seymour jumps in and tells me, "You know this Saturday we are having Craig Sager Bobblehead Night? How great is that? We have two versions of the bobblehead with two different ridiculously colored sport coats, and Sager is actually going to fly in and sign autographs! How good is that?"
"That's incredible!" I said, my Byron Buxton question completely forgotten, and my brain racing to find a way to ask for a Craig Sager bobblehead doll of my own without sounding desperate.
"Yeah," Seymour smiled. "I tell my people, this is our time. This is our time in sports."
Craig Sager Bobblehead Night at Byron Buxton's home debut on a balmy Saturday night in Fort Myers, Florida.
This is your time, Andrew.