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October 16, 2012

Sox freeze ticket prices for 2013

The Red Sox announced this afternoon that ticket prices at Fenway Park — already the highest in the majors — will not go up for 2013.

Given that the team finished in last place at 69-93, raising prices would have been a public relations disaster.

The freeze applies to season tickets and individual game sales. The Red Sox have not raised prices since 2011.

“It was abundantly clear this year that we should hold the line on ticket prices,” team president Larry Lucchino said in a statement. “Over the past few years, we have fallen short of our goals to play postseason baseball. Through it all, fans have shown their deep loyalty and support, for which we are all grateful. Our commitment to winning is as strong as it has ever been, and we look forward to the challenge of bringing our fans the winning and entertaining baseball team they richly deserve.”

Ticket prices for JetBlue Park at Fenway South will also be held at 2012 levels.

Schilling’s company

goes to auction

Computers, speaker systems and even a pool table that once belonged to Curt Schilling’s video game company are on the auction block.

The former Red Sox pitcher’s company, 38 Studios, filed for bankruptcy in June and is getting rid of everything from electronics to furniture.

The first of two auctions is scheduled for today in Maryland. The second will be held next week at the firm’s Providence headquarters.

The products were on display yesterday at a Timonium, Md., office building that once housed Big Huge Games, a studio acquired by Schilling’s 38 Studios in 2009.

Rhode Island lured the company from Massachusetts with a $75 million loan guarantee. Auctioneer Sal Corio says there’s been ample interest in the auctions, but he doesn’t expect them to raise $75 million.

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