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Seeing Club Red: Panthers fans irate over ticket price hike

As eviction notices go, this one was a charmer. It was a personalized letter from Michael Yormark, president of the Florida Panthers , that began with hopes that the summer had been wonderful and that the Panthers fans receiving the correspondence would be ” FIRST TO KNOW ” (all caps, bolded) about “the most significant and innovative renovations in BankAtlantic Center history.” For the Panthers, a team that’s had its share of novel marketing gambits , it was certainly innovative: “Club Red,” an “ultra-premium, all-inclusive” seating area that includes VIP parking, a plush lounge and bar experience, as well as “premium lower bowl seats” for every game, concert and show held at the arena. It was also certainly significant if you were a Panthers season-ticket holder in Sections 101, 102 and 134 … because you just saw your annual fees more than quadruple, forcing you to decide whether to pay up or relocate to another section in the arena.

The Juice: Already? Astros officially eliminated from postseason

Nine innings and nine items to get you going. Ladies and gentleman of the Stew, take a sip of morning Juice