Re: Baseball salaries, escalating ticket prices, etc. I'm tired of it all.
posted at 11/24/2012 11:01 AM EST
In response to Hetchinspete's comment:
In response to Ice-Cream's comment:
I do not want to sound mean, but for those who complain about how much a baseball player (or any entertainer) makes, then why not work your butt off and become one yourself?
I'm sure each athlete who is now making millions, have paid his/her dues.
The training that he/she went through, someone like me would not last a week.
For me, I wanted to make more money. So I decided to get my MBA. I barely graduated because the workload was too much for me. But I made it and now I make more than double what I used to make.
But the sacrifice I made is nothing compared to these athletes or entertainers.
Again, this goes back to capitalism.
Your point of view speaks of your ignorance of the reality in which we all live our lives now. There are so many folks who have worked thier butts off as you advise and are now out of work, unemployed for anywhere from a few months to a number of years. Working your tail off use to mean something in this country but to many more it means another day of collecting unemployment or running out of unemployment.
You and many others miss my pont entirely. If you want to go on supporting a sport that ignores it's fans while it continues to raise prices have fun. I'm out of here.
How is baseball ignoring the fans? They pushed to have games on-line, on it's own network, they started interleague play, and they continue to tweak things every year. BB is > 100 year's old. there is only so much they can do to improve it. Plus, everyone seems to have a new ballpark.
IRT to prices, I can only speak to the NYY, but prices don't seem outrageous. My tickets are upstairs behind HP, for $28 a ticket. I think they were about $25 about 5-6 years ago. Tickets down the line are $20, and if you want a Tuesday night game v KC, you can buy them on Stubhub for half that.