If the price of a god damn hot dog and beer or...pretzel and a soda or...nachos with a friggen water for christ sakes, can decrease by 90%...then screw the players and their quarter billion dollar contracts. I remember the day, Kirby Puckett, signed a 3yr 9mil. The very next day, concessions went up alllll around the ballpark. My $1 cotton candy...was now $2.50.
Someone should start a thread on how much things cost at different stadiums across the MLB. It is sooo out of control that I can’t even enjoy a live game anymore. Vendors going up and down the aisles yelling “ Cold beer...cold beer here”...for a split second my mouth waters and I think to myself...I want a beer. Then, I look at the stupid f’n button attached to the guys shirt, that’s making minimum wage, working harder than half the scrubs on the diamond, and it says “$11.50”. One stinkin watered down, lite, 16oz, little stronger than Aquafina, beer. PASS!!!
These contracts are ruining the live experience. The higher they go...the more “we” have to pay. I know I have the option to not attend...but I really don’t. Baseball is ingrained into my way of life. When Puck made that catch in the top on the 9th against the plexiglass....then hit the walkoff homer in the bottom half to send it to #7. I was hooked. Good ol days. Now, a dad to 3 kids...we can’t get outta a game for less than $150. When I want to give them a “real ballpark experience”...close to the railing (up top)...all get our ‘own’ food...and drinks...Dad gets that $12 beer (.50 cent tip to the sweaty vendor)....$500. Half my mortgage for 1 stinkin game. Not even vs what they call a “premium home game” nowadays either. Joke.