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duke of dorwood
12-01-2002, 11:37 AM
From NY Post:

Another fleecing. The Mets this season will no longer sell tickets to their baseball games based on baseball games being baseball games. Instead, tickets will be sold based on games’ predetermined value. But they are ball games. There are no scripts, no guarantees.

The notion that all Braves-Mets games will provide more satisfaction than all Brewers-Mets games thus Braves-Mets tickets should cost more is a ridiculous one.

Yet, the Mets, in November, no less, after finishing in last place, no less, have made a ridiculous notion into a reality. They’ve attached varying, mostly escalated face-values to all of their tickets based on the predetermined quality of their opponent and/or the date.

This would obviously effect only Sox Cubs games here if they did something like this. I could see the Flubs do this before we do.

TornLabrum
12-01-2002, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by duke of dorwood
From NY Post:

Another fleecing. The Mets this season will no longer sell tickets to their baseball games based on baseball games being baseball games. Instead, tickets will be sold based on games’ predetermined value. But they are ball games. There are no scripts, no guarantees.

The notion that all Braves-Mets games will provide more satisfaction than all Brewers-Mets games thus Braves-Mets tickets should cost more is a ridiculous one.

Yet, the Mets, in November, no less, after finishing in last place, no less, have made a ridiculous notion into a reality. They’ve attached varying, mostly escalated face-values to all of their tickets based on the predetermined quality of their opponent and/or the date.

This would obviously effect only Sox Cubs games here if they did something like this. I could see the Flubs do this before we do.

They already did.

PaleHoseGeorge
12-01-2002, 01:49 PM
Originally posted by TornLabrum
They [the Cubs] already did.

Yes, and this fact PROVES yet another point we Sox Fans have said about the Flubbies here at WSI: people who attend games at the Urinal are more fans of the ballpark than they are the team or the game.

Contrast what the Mets did versus the Flubs. The Mets charge more for games against the best teams, like the Braves. Ticket demand among Mets fans peaks for these games. That is NOT what the Cubune did.

No, sir. The Cubune charges more for games based on seasonal demand, specifically weekend summer dates. The Flubbies could be playing Montreal on one of those dates and it wouldn't make any difference; the Cubune makes their sheep-like "fans" pay extra.

And why not charge more?! Those are the games that sell out! Urinal "fans" could care less about the outcome of the ballgame. They are frickin' tourists there to spend a pleasant afternoon in the sunshine and pretend this is the way baseball used to be in the good ol' days.

In fact, there are only two things attending a game today at the Urinal has in common with the same experience in the 1930's:

1. The plumbling is still third-world and you have to wade through piss and Pine Sol to exit the mens' room, and

2. It's still been over a generation since the Cubs won a championship.

If Iowans want fake history, they really ought to go to Disney World.

:)

TornLabrum
12-01-2002, 02:09 PM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge
Yes, and this fact PROVES yet another point we Sox Fans have said about the Flubbies here at WSI: people who attend games at the Urinal are more fans of the ballpark than they are the team or the game.

Contrast what the Mets did versus the Flubs. The Mets charge more for games against the best teams, like the Braves. Ticket demand among Mets fans peaks for these games. That is NOT what the Cubune did.

No, sir. The Cubune charges more for games based on seasonal demand, specifically weekend summer dates. The Flubbies could be playing Montreal on one of those dates and it wouldn't make any difference; the Cubune makes their sheep-like "fans" pay extra.

And why not charge more?! Those are the games that sell out! Urinal "fans" could care less about the outcome of the ballgame. They are frickin' tourists there to spend a pleasant afternoon in the sunshine and pretend this is the way baseball used to be in the good ol' days.

In fact, there are only two things attending a game today at the Urinal has in common with the same experience in the 1930's:

1. The pumbling is still third-world and you have to wade through piss and Pine Sol to exit the mens' room, and

2. It's still been over a generation since the Cubs won a championship.

If Iowans want fake history, they really ought to go to Disney World.

:)

Take a look at the Cubs schedule. Then tell me about who gets preferred treatment by the schedule makers. The Cubs don't play any teams that are projected to be bad during the high-ticket-price season.