The Dispatch ran an article today that had some quotes from Howson on Filatov and a little info about Commodore throwing out the first pitch at a Red's game next week. Hands down the line that stood out to me the most was the following:
The Jackets have purchased an organ and it will be played during breaks in action this season. Jacket officials said the move is in response to feedback from fans.
Can I get a hell yeah?!!
First it's great to hear game ops responding to fan's feedback. Secondly a real organ (i.e. not a cheap casio ripoff) at Nationwide has been needed for quite some time and I think it will really add to the atmosphere at the arena.
This is great news and I hope just one step towards a revamped game ops experience at Nationwide this season. One that I hope includes more focus on the reason we are there -- the game.
That means more replays, less gimmicks and music that energizes everybody including those players on the bench.
Check out this video off of youtube regading the Blackhawk's classic organ:
Can't wait to hear this sucker live!!