What I wish was different
The overall planning done by the front office was not well done. Although they created 69 game themes this season (a staggering number even by MiLB standards), the actual event planning that went along with it was very last minute. Aside from the giveaway items, the other in-game entertainment was not finalized until just a week before the game. The budget was very weak as well. When my group came up with ideas to better engage fans on theme nights, the front office would not accept most of them because it was "too much of a strain on the budget". There was one situation when we ask for a trash can to be placed in our storage room so we could dispose of giveaway boxes and firework shrapnel. The front office said that purchasing one wasn't in the budget. However, a few days later, an arcade-style basketball hoop supposedly purchased by someone in the front office was placed just outside our storage room. This caused numerous problems when people would come down to play around during our busiest times of the game. Not only that, but it tested our trust with the executives. We couldn't understand why they could purchase an arcade game and place it in our area but couldn't purchase us a trash can.