Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hitch's plea

I'm sitting here eating dinner just now and the phone rings with a strange area code on the call display. On the other end, a familiar voice says "Hi, this is Ken Hitchcock."

Which is funny because I didn't call him.

He wants to let me know the season's starting soon and that it's going to be an exciting year for hockey in Columbus. Hitch also tells me all about season's ticket packages, even though my home is a seven-hour drive from Nationwide Arena.

He rattles off the dates of some upcoming games.

Then I remember buying tickets online last season for a Blue Jackets game against the Predators, and I realize Hitch isn't pausing to chat. He keeps going and going.

I hang up the phone.
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19 Comments:

At 6:10 PM, September 17, 2008, Blogger pete said...

i got that call from Buck Martinez a few years ago when I bought Jays tickets.

 
At 6:21 PM, September 17, 2008, Blogger Chiba Chiba Y'all said...

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At 6:22 PM, September 17, 2008, Blogger JP said...

I just got the same call (for realz). I told him "I'm not interested - call Mirtle."

 
At 6:22 PM, September 17, 2008, Blogger Chiba Chiba Y'all said...

My boss called me this morning, but it wasn't automated and he wasn't selling a damn thing. Stupid alarm clock.

 
At 6:40 PM, September 17, 2008, OpenID tersa said...

That reminds me of the snail mail I got from the Lightning and Panthers after I went to games there a couple years ago. I emailed them to point out they were sending to a California address and it was very unlikely I'd want to purchase a mini-season ticket pack.

 
At 6:43 PM, September 17, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hitch called me, too. I promised him dozen Boston creams if he shuts his yap. He asked me if TSN is paying me well enough? Whatta moron.

 
At 7:08 PM, September 17, 2008, Blogger mennoknight said...

Just be thankful he didn't ask himself over for dinner! IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN!


I mean he's fat and would eat a lot.

 
At 7:23 PM, September 17, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be thankful it wasn't Ken Dryden...calling for your support in the next election...or we wouldn't have heard from you until next June.

 
At 8:07 PM, September 17, 2008, Blogger The Gate To The Groin For Yannick Bertrand said...

I hang up the phone.

Rude.

 
At 8:36 PM, September 17, 2008, Anonymous Ken Hitchcock said...

Why did you hang up on me? That really hurt my feelings.

 
At 8:42 PM, September 17, 2008, Anonymous Claire said...

Thanks for my giggle of the day, James. I would have done the same thing. Be thankful it was Hitch (albeit taped) and not another political phone call.....

 
At 8:48 PM, September 17, 2008, Blogger Doogie2K said...

I've been getting emails from the Nashville Predators for two years because I went to one game while I was visiting the city for a conference.

I've also had some Stephen Harper chap phoning me during dinner. Jerk.

 
At 9:38 PM, September 17, 2008, Blogger Bethany said...

He called me three times, and my mom twice. He loves me more lol.

 
At 10:05 PM, September 17, 2008, Anonymous Seth Rorabaugh said...

Even though I'm in Pittsburgh, I probably get a mailer from the Capitals every two or three months. I'm on a mailing list for some tickets I bought to a Penguins game down there during the 2006-07 game.

 
At 10:38 PM, September 17, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only Avangard Omsk coach Sergei Gersonski has called me. I was actually interested in season tickets but he never called back.

Today I read that he's been fired after six games in KHL season. Strange when you have Jaromir Jagr in your team. Jags has never been accused of being coach killer, eh?

This ties the record Ilja Kovalchuk established year ago. Btw, Bob Hartley called, too. I 'ave no clue w'at 'e said.

 
At 7:53 AM, September 18, 2008, Blogger Stan the Caddy said...

Ha, nice one James. Literally the day after the Argos traded for Kerry Joseph, my phone rings: "Hi, this is Kerry Joseph of the Toronto Argonauts, last year's Grey Cup MVP..."

Needless to say, I have yet to attend an Argos game this year (or Bills), even though their $300 season's tickets are "the best deal in North American pro sports." Ya, right.

 
At 9:04 AM, September 18, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See? That road trip was so epic they want us to do another one!

-Burninator

 
At 9:14 AM, September 18, 2008, Blogger Chemmy said...

I went to eight different NHL arenas last year and get constant spam mail from all of their associated teams except the Leafs, who I actually would like to get mail from.

Thank god I always use a fake phone number when I buy stuff on Ticketmaster.

 
At 8:46 PM, September 23, 2008, OpenID neutralzonetrap said...

I got the Hitch robocall twice in ten minutes, but at least I'm a Jackets fan and live in Columbus.

I get e-mail spam from the Preds, Pens, Sens, Blues, and Flames because of past ticket purchases and/or signing up on websites to post on forums. I think the Caps finally dropped me off their list, though. I did get a nice deal on an XM Radio "exclusively for Capitals fans" out of that one...

 

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