Found July 09, 2013 on NESN.com:
Gio Gonzalez has a pretty big set of friends and family, at least, according to the Miami Marlins. Gonzalez was born and raised in the Miami area and is now a starting pitcher for the Washington Nationals. The Nationals happen to be playing in Miami this weekend, and the Marlins’ marketing department saw an opportunity to push some tickets. The team is offering a “Gio Gonzalez Family & Friends” discount ticket package for the three-game series for fans who want to see the opposing team’s starting pitcher. The discounted prices are being marketed as “exclusive” to Gonzalez’s family and friends, but the team may be confused about what the word “exclusive” actually means. To receive the discount, Marlins fans do not have to provide Gonzalez’s mother’s maiden name, his favorite color or any other proof that they are, in fact, a friend of family member of Gio Gonzalez. All they have to do is head on over to the Marlins’ ticket website and make the purchase. The ticket-selling gimmick sh
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