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Reaper16
01-19-2007, 11:30 PM
http://kcbuzzblog.typepad.com/kcbuzzblog/2007/01/pickonlukehudso.html

January 19, 2007
A sweet deal no more. Krispy Kreme promotion is out of here!

Kreme First off, the bad, sad news from this afternoon's 15th Annual Baseball Forecast Luncheon: Krispy Kreme's 12-hits-gets-you-a-dozen-dough nuts promotion is no more, says Royals president Dan Glass.

He said the dough-nut maker's corporate philosophy had changed and the company no longer wanted to continue the promotion. But Glass quipped the good news is, "We will all lose a lot of weight." And he joked Krispy Kreme execs were so startled by the team's improvements in the second half of last season that they were worried about the frequency of this year's giveway if the hit total wasn't raised to 24 for a dozen.

(Catcher John Buck talked about the pressure put on a player coming up to bat when the Royals had 11 hits and the score of up 10 runs or down 10 runs didn't matter, it changed the feel of the whole at-bat.)

Glass did say the Royals are working on a replacement promotion, but don't look for it to be free tacos or barbecue.

Other than that, the mood was upbeat at the luncheon held at the downtown Marriott.

Unlike last year, there was no cloud about the firing of the general manager or the team manager. There was no uncertainty over how to pay for overhauling the Truman Sports Complex. Jokes and one liners ruled the day. Pitcher Luke Hudson was a particularly good sport about all the jokes sent hurling his way. (Broadcaster Ryan Lefebrve started it off by reminiscing about a particularly bad outing for Hudson and then talking about his good looks and single status.)

Glass and Royals owner David Glass were late arriving for pre-luncheon media interviews due to a meeting with the architects designing the voter-approved overhaul at Kauffman Stadium.

Dan Glass told the throng that the Royals has been consulting focus groups and fans and visiting other stadiums during the off season as part of the design process. He said the priorities were to stay on budget ($250 million for Kauffman Stadium) and to "preserve and enhance" the stadium. The bulk of the work won't begin until after this upcoming season concludes.

In response to a question, Dan Glass said the team is working with Major League Baseball and local civic leaders to determine which year Kansas City will host its second All-Star game. (It definitely won't be before 2010 when construction is scheduled to be completed.) He said one of the issues being tackled now is ensuring there will be sufficient convention space for the extravaganza.

"Be ready because it is coming to Kansas City," Dan Glass said.

Among the luminaries attending the event hosted by the Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation were Mayor Kay Barnes, former State Rep. Ralph Monaco (who wore a Royal blue 1985 World Series champion jacket) and mortage banker Jim Nutter Jr.

Posted by DeAnn Smith


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Halfcan
01-19-2007, 11:35 PM
This won't effect me at all.

Guru
01-20-2007, 12:39 AM
Crappy promotion for anyone that lived outside KC. You could only redeem the offer M-F so if you came to a weekend game you were SOL.

crazycoffey
01-20-2007, 12:56 AM
donuts will kill you

Valiant
01-20-2007, 01:20 AM
Good Krispy Kremes sucked ass.. Now Lamars donuts is another story...

Or they could follow suit and do a all you can eat section ...

Coach
01-20-2007, 07:13 AM
Crappy promotion for anyone that lived outside KC. You could only redeem the offer M-F so if you came to a weekend game you were SOL.

Yeah, but the thing is though, it was a decent promotion, especially when the Royals needed something to attract the fans and whatnot.

To me, that sucks, becuase I like going to the K to watch the guys play, and also to win some prizes and such, you know?

bsp4444
01-20-2007, 07:26 AM
Good Krispy Kremes sucked ass.. Now Lamars donuts is another story...

Or they could follow suit and do a all you can eat section ...


Jesus, if you won a million dollars, you'd whine that it was all in ones.

gblowfish
01-20-2007, 07:50 AM
I think a good Royals promotion is to pick a fan at random each night...

Then let them pitch middle relief for the sixth and seventh inning.

Cochise
01-20-2007, 07:57 AM
It's weird, I was at a bunch of winning games, but I never actually ended up redeeming the donuts.

Great coffee there, though.

HonestChieffan
01-20-2007, 08:18 AM
One more reason to not like baseball

Demonpenz
01-20-2007, 09:02 AM
They aren't stupid. They see gordon and butler would put them out of business.

Saulbadguy
01-20-2007, 09:15 AM
"We want donuts!" clap clap clap clap clap "We want donuts!" clap clap clap clap clap

Kraut
01-20-2007, 09:16 AM
I think a good Royals promotion is to pick a fan at random each night...

Then let them pitch middle relief for the sixth and seventh inning.
ROFL :thumb:

boogblaster
01-20-2007, 09:29 AM
The chocolate-cake dognuts are bad-ass consumption...

Coach
01-20-2007, 09:36 AM
Well, there is Daylight Donuts. Or there's Lamars as well.

88TG88
01-20-2007, 10:57 AM
ryan sims will be very disappointed

BWillie
01-20-2007, 11:40 AM
Son of a bitch, that was really fun to root for the 12th hit. Everybody in Kaufman got up on their feet for those donuts. I don't think alot of people probably tried to redeem them. I was at a few games last year that we won donuts, I just threw my ticket away. It was the feeling that I won something that was fun more than anything. Sad

Thig Lyfe
01-20-2007, 11:50 AM
KK is afraid that Dayton Moore is going to turn them around so well that giving away donuts every time they got 12 hits would make KK go bankrupt!

PinkFloyd
01-20-2007, 11:55 AM
I think a good Royals promotion is to pick a fan at random each night...

Then let them pitch middle relief for the sixth and seventh inning.

ROFL ROFL ROFL

Now that a very good idea !!!

L.A. Chieffan
01-20-2007, 11:56 AM
This might be good news, maybe Krispey Kreme is scared the Royals are going to win a lot of games next season.
Is there a Starbucks in Kansas City? My wife was looking for one a couple of years ago when we were there for a Chief game and we asked the chick behind the counter at QT where one was and she said "A Star-whaaa?". Anyways it was a pain in the ass cuz my wife can't drink gas station coffee like everybody else.

Reaper16
01-20-2007, 01:10 PM
This might be good news, maybe Krispey Kreme is scared the Royals are going to win a lot of games next season.
Is there a Starbucks in Kansas City? My wife was looking for one a couple of years ago when we were there for a Chief game and we asked the chick behind the counter at QT where one was and she said "A Star-whaaa?". Anyways it was a pain in the ass cuz my wife can't drink gas station coffee like everybody else.
There are plenty of Starbucks in the KC area.

Sure-Oz
01-20-2007, 01:28 PM
What a load of bs?!!! Damnit, it was like you got something out of the game if we lost, im going to miss my late night krispy kreme stops!!

Guru
01-20-2007, 02:11 PM
What a load of bs?!!! Damnit, it was like you got something out of the game if we lost, im going to miss my late night krispy kreme stops!!
At least you had the option to redeem them. I would have to make a special trip to KC during the week if I wanted them. They were not worth that.

Buck
01-20-2007, 02:54 PM
Wait, so if they got 12 hits you got a free dozen donuts? Or was it buy a dozen get a dozen free?

Calcountry
01-20-2007, 03:21 PM
Good Krispy Kremes sucked ass.. Now Lamars donuts is another story...

Or they could follow suit and do a all you can eat section ...I heard about Lamars on the Food Channel.

PinkFloyd
01-20-2007, 03:35 PM
Wait, so if they got 12 hits you got a free dozen donuts? Or was it buy a dozen get a dozen free?


If the Royals got 12 hits, you took your ticket stub in and got a free dozen of them..

Sure-Oz
01-20-2007, 03:39 PM
If the Royals got 12 hits, you took your ticket stub in and got a free dozen of them..
Best promo ever....

The Donuts chants were great....and i loved making a sign saying "C'mon john get us some buckin donuts!"

Buck
01-20-2007, 03:40 PM
Thats F'd up. Krispy Kreme is going to go out of business anyways. They suck.

PinkFloyd
01-20-2007, 03:47 PM
Best promo ever....

The Donuts chants were great....and i loved making a sign saying "C'mon john get us some buckin donuts!"


It was a good time when they were coming up to bat with 11 hits... Even if they were losing...

gblowfish
01-20-2007, 05:53 PM
I heard about Lamars on the Food Channel.
Best Donuts on the Planet.
http://www.lamars.com/index.html

Bugeater
01-20-2007, 06:42 PM
Catcher John Buck talked about the pressure put on a player coming up to bat when the Royals had 11 hits and the score of up 10 runs or down 10 runs didn't matter, it changed the feel of the whole at-bat.
:rolleyes: Yeah, we don't want anybody who gets paid to perform to feel any pressure.

penchief
01-20-2007, 06:48 PM
Good Krispy Kremes sucked ass.. Now Lamars donuts is another story...

Or they could follow suit and do a all you can eat section ...

You have to be kidding me. Krispy Kreme donuts are the best.

Here's the mistake they made:

1. The thing that makes Krispy Kreme donuts so tasty is their process. That process only occurs at those locations wher they make them. If you go to a Krispy Kreme location and get their glazed donuts right off the line I gaurantee you that you'll never experience a better donut.

2. The problem is that within the last few years they have decided to start sending out delivery trucks like they were delivering newspapers at 5:00am in the moring. Sometimes they deliver donuts as far as four hours away.

What happens is this:

Once the donuts experience extreme temperature changes (cold or hot) their flavor and texture deteriorates drastically. After they get colder or hotter than the temperature of the store after being processed and they return to room temperature they become granular or soggy.

IMO, there is nothing more heavenly than a Krispy Kreme glazed donut that has only been out of the vat for about 30 minutes.

CHENZ A!
01-20-2007, 06:50 PM
I ****ing hated that promotion. People used to cheer for ****ing donuts in the late innings of a close game, hopefully those fatass retards will start cheering for hits, because they help us win, or they like the players.