We received the following email from an organization entitled "Vincemustgo.com", a splinter fan group purportedly interested in ousting current Devil Rays owner Vince Naimoli:
VinceMustGo.com – one of the 2 websites calling for DevilRays owner Vince Naimoli to step down as majority owner, is sponsoring a "Shell Schilling" night at Tropicana field, July 25th, 2005.
Curt Schilling made several comments back in April about the integrity of Lou Piniella and it was not appreciated by fans or the players. We want to show our disapproval, by sponsoring "Shell Schilling" night when the Sox come to town for a 3 game visit. We’re also asking all DEVILRAY and YANKEE fans to drop differences for one night, and come out to the game and help outnumber the Red Sox fans. Be sure to BOO the Red Sox and CHEER the Rays. As part of the Promotion, VinceMustGo.com is giving away 2 tickets to the game. [emphasis mine – SF]
So, they want Naimoli out, and the way they want to show their displeasure is by a) booing the Red Sox (?!), b) taking it out on Curt Schilling (??!!), c) encouraging Devil Rays fans to show up, and d) if they don’t show up, buy tickets (thus lining the pocket of one Vince Naimoli) and give them away, thus freeing up valuable cash to spend on overpriced, watered-down beer, thus further lining the pockets of the aforementioned Mr. Naimoli. I am still trying to work out how this convinces Naimoli to dump the team. Perhaps an "Official Give Out Vince’s Home Address and Leave Flaming Bags of Dogsh*t on his Front Step Night" promotion might be a better tactic?