Red Sox keep ticket prices same after collapse

Baseball fans stand to leave Fenway Park as Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Alfredo Aceves, left, and designated hitter David Ortiz react as they linger in the dugout after they were defeated 6-4 by the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday night, Sept. 21, 2011.
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Baseball fans stand to leave Fenway Park as Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Alfredo Aceves, left, and designated hitter David Ortiz react as they linger in the dugout after they were defeated 6-4 by the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday night, Sept. 21, 2011.
Posted Nov. 08, 2011, at 8:36 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 08, 2011, at 10:02 p.m.

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox are keeping ticket prices the same for 2012 after their September collapse.

The club announced on Tuesday that the cost of all tickets available to the public will be unchanged, while prices for premium seats bought through multiyear contracts will vary.

It is the second time in four years the team has kept prices for all publicly available tickets the same.

The Red Sox went 7-20 in September and were eliminated from playoff contention on the final day of the regular season when they lost to the Baltimore Orioles, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees. Two days later, Terry Francona left after eight years as manager. General manager Theo Epstein later became president of baseball operations of the Chicago Cubs.

The Red Sox plan to interview Torey Lovullo and Gene Lamont for their managerial opening.

They team said Tuesday they will be interviewed this week along with Cleveland bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr., whose interview Wednesday was announced earlier.

Lovullo, who will be interviewed Friday, managed the Red Sox Triple-A team at Pawtucket in 2010 and was first base coach this year for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Lamont, third base coach of the Detroit Tigers since 2006, had that job with Boston in 2001. He managed the Chicago White Sox from 1992-95 and Pittsburgh Pirates from 1997-2000.

The Red Sox already have interviewed Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Pete Mackanin and Milwaukee Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum.

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