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Chicken Dinner
04-27-2006, 03:32 PM
Concessionaires team up to strike out drunken driving (http://www.nrn.com/onsite/index.cfm?Msg=Email sent!&CFID=4183237&CFTOKEN=35618619)
Posted April 25, 2006 (feedback (kevinreichard@ballparkwatch.com)) (submit story (kevinreichard@ballparkwatch.com)) (discuss (http://pub79.ezboard.com/bballparkwatchdiscussions))
http://www.ballparkdigest.com/mlb_small.gi***B took the unusual step of requesting teams not serve 32-ounce beers in an effort to cut down on alcohol abuse at ballparks. Other concessionaires are addressing the issue as well: Through designated-driver programs, server education aimed at responsible alcohol service, strict rules governing alcohol service and smaller drink sizes, concessionaires say they are working to put the brakes on excessive drinking by ballpark attendees.

viagracat
04-27-2006, 03:34 PM
Concessionaires team up to strike out drunken driving (http://www.nrn.com/onsite/index.cfm?Msg=Email sent!&CFID=4183237&CFTOKEN=35618619)
Posted April 25, 2006 (feedback (kevinreichard@ballparkwatch.com)) (submit story (kevinreichard@ballparkwatch.com)) (discuss (http://pub79.ezboard.com/bballparkwatchdiscussions))
http://www.ballparkdigest.com/mlb_small.gi***B took the unusual step of requesting teams not serve 32-ounce beers in an effort to cut down on alcohol abuse at ballparks. Other concessionaires are addressing the issue as well: Through designated-driver programs, server education aimed at responsible alcohol service, strict rules governing alcohol service and smaller drink sizes, concessionaires say they are working to put the brakes on excessive drinking by ballpark attendees.

Gee, I wonder if two 16-oz beers cost the same as one 32-ounce drink?

downstairs
04-27-2006, 03:37 PM
Nice effort, but don't waste your time. If someone wants to be over-served, they will find a way to very easily.

Buy two beers, buy from different stands, whatever...


I mean... its not like the cops are out checking when people leave the park in their cars...

SouthSide_HitMen
04-27-2006, 04:43 PM
Gee, I wonder if two 16-oz beers cost the same as one 32-ounce drink?

The Super Big Gulp beers at Milwaukee County Stadium were awesome and affordable (and proof that even Bud Selig could do something right - well until he canceled it for everyone today :angry: ).

Hence they go from charging $8.50 or $9 for a 32 oz. beer to $12 for two 16 oz.beers for a $2.50 additional profit and are able to tout this as a campaign against drunk driving.

Good Call Viagracat!!!

thepaulbowski
04-27-2006, 05:33 PM
It's called window dressing....

1951Campbell
04-27-2006, 06:19 PM
Total bull****.

MarySwiss
04-27-2006, 06:22 PM
Sadly though, there will be people out there--obviously not math majors--who will really buy that this is an attempt by MLB to curb drinking at games.

JohnBasedowYoda
04-27-2006, 06:30 PM
We just have to go the patio before every game and drink those suckers dry.

TDog
04-27-2006, 07:42 PM
I would have no problem with baseball discontinuing beer sales altogether. Even if I drank beer, I wouldn't pay the prices they charge at the ballpark. I go to a baseball game to watch baseball.

I also wouldn't drink any beer at a ballgame if I'm have to drive home from the ballgame, which is almost always the case.

EndemicSox
04-27-2006, 09:07 PM
I love my flask, and the parking lot. I don't understand why people allow themselves to be ripped off by the greedy bastards. Nevertheless, it must work, and if it keeps the payroll rising, I'm all for it.

miker
04-27-2006, 09:16 PM
Has anyone here tried that bag that fits around your leg?

Edward
04-27-2006, 09:29 PM
I have a small backback I got for being employee of the month at Best Buy, and it has a 80oz pouch that you could fill up with your liquid of choice, and dispense it via the tube that comes out of the pack. It great, all you have to do (If you wanna break the rules, which I do not condone :halo: ) is wear it underneath a sweatshirt and feed the tube down your sleeve, into your hand, no more waiting for the beer/soda man. :gulp:

chidonez
04-28-2006, 01:15 AM
This reminds me of a Dead concert I went to when I was young (yeah, hippie parents, but baseball fans!) where a large commune family was sitting just in front of me at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon. I thought it was a little strange as I saw a joint being passed around between the generations represented there, but midly amused at the time by grandma who broke out a false set of binoculars which contained some sort of spirits, which she poured into a cup of soda. Man, Oregon... In hindsight, kind of sad really.

QCIASOXFAN
04-28-2006, 02:12 AM
That is a clever way to make more money. If someone want to get wasted at a game, there gonna do it even if they have to by 10oz cups.

chisoxfan64
04-28-2006, 02:35 AM
They should make beer drinkers stand in a small triangle out on the ramps.

SoxFan76
04-28-2006, 02:59 AM
Get buzzed in the parking lot.

Problem solved.

PS, getting wasted at a ballgame isn't that fun. I couldn't focus on the game. I'll never do that again. I don't know how Cub fans do it time after time.

MUsoxfan
04-28-2006, 03:43 AM
I've been to 6 Sox games this year. I've drank at one. I enjoy the game just the same without it. Besides...it's not such a big deal. The only time you could get big beers was in the Bullpen Bar

TheKittle
04-28-2006, 04:01 AM
If they really wanted to stop this, teams would go to the police and have them set up a DUI checkpoint near the stadium.

bigfoot
04-28-2006, 05:37 AM
If they really wanted to stop this, teams would go to the police and have them set up a DUI checkpoint near the stadium.

The police do......just look for the first tow truck on the "Ryan" after the game.

ComiskeyBrewer
04-28-2006, 06:01 AM
Get buzzed in the parking lot.

Problem solved.

PS, getting wasted at a ballgame isn't that fun. I couldn't focus on the game. I'll never do that again. I don't know how Cub fans do it time after time.

It's wicked cheaper too. cost of a 6 pack, $6.50. Cost of a beer at a MLB stadium? Probably more than $6. Also, it gives you about 3 hours to sober up(depending on how much you drink, of course) completely by the time you reach your car.

nug0hs
05-02-2006, 10:03 PM
It's wicked cheaper too. cost of a 6 pack, $6.50. Cost of a beer at a MLB stadium? Probably more than $6.

30 brick of Natty Light = $12.99
16oz MGD @ the Cell = $7 ?

Anyone with a basic understanding of economics would refrain from buying beer at baseball games. Tomorrow (Wed.) night will be my first Sox game as a 21 year old, and I plan on buying NO alcohol while inside the park (and I drink TONS).

skobabe8
05-03-2006, 02:25 AM
30 brick of Natty Light = $12.99
16oz MGD @ the Cell = $7 ?

Anyone with a basic understanding of economics would refrain from buying beer at baseball games. Tomorrow (Wed.) night will be my first Sox game as a 21 year old, and I plan on buying NO alcohol while inside the park (and I drink TONS).

haha...easier said than done, my friend. But I love your attitude! :cool:

soxfanreggie
05-03-2006, 09:43 AM
I choose not to drink, but I respect people wanting to drink at games (up to poing where they are drunk and causing major disturbances). However, I am always outraged at the price of beer. Even figuring in labor and materials cost, they are able to overchage-but they can get away with it if they have the demand. If people want to drink more, great, hopefully it indirectly goes to a higher payroll after the fatcats pocket their shares.

I do go to games with some people who drink and they usually get a 24 pk of beer for tailgating...each person has a couple and then they maybe buy one beer in the park. A lot cheaper to pay 2 or 3 apiece for a 24 pk and $6.50 for one beer. I hate the .50 parts, just make them even dollars-it's just to get the workers more tips because nobody likes handling change.

Chicken Dinner
05-03-2006, 11:24 AM
I choose not to drink, but I respect people wanting to drink at games (up to poing where they are drunk and causing major disturbances). However, I am always outraged at the price of beer. Even figuring in labor and materials cost, they are able to overchage-but they can get away with it if they have the demand. If people want to drink more, great, hopefully it indirectly goes to a higher payroll after the fatcats pocket their shares.

I do go to games with some people who drink and they usually get a 24 pk of beer for tailgating...each person has a couple and then they maybe buy one beer in the park. A lot cheaper to pay 2 or 3 apiece for a 24 pk and $6.50 for one beer. I hate the .50 parts, just make them even dollars-it's just to get the workers more tips because nobody likes handling change.

It's kind of like gas......if you want it or need it, you will buy it.

itsnotrequired
05-03-2006, 11:33 AM
30 brick of Natty Light = $12.99
16oz MGD @ the Cell = $7 ?

Anyone with a basic understanding of economics would refrain from buying beer at baseball games. Tomorrow (Wed.) night will be my first Sox game as a 21 year old, and I plan on buying NO alcohol while inside the park (and I drink TONS).

Yeah, but the same thing can be said of bars. Drinks in a bar cost a hell of a lot more than if you just made them at home. But what's the fun of staying home all the time and drinking Boone's Farm to save money?:tongue:

gobears1987
05-03-2006, 11:46 AM
Thank G-d for this. Bud does something right. Drunks are the worst part about going to a Sox game.

skottyj242
05-03-2006, 01:31 PM
I'm a drunk. I drink at games. I work hard to be able to afford to drink at games. I take the train to and from games. Leave me alone.

SoxFan76
05-03-2006, 01:35 PM
I'm a drunk. I drink at games. I work hard to be able to afford to drink at games. I take the train to and from games. Leave me alone.

It's one thing to have a good buzz going so you can get nuts and scream and cheer and have a good time. It's another to be beligerent and obnoxious.

Like this lady I came across at opening night. Every time it thundered she yelled "THUN-DER! na na na na na na na na" and she couldn't walk and continuously put down her husband so we would hit on her. I'm 20, she must of been 45 but looked 55. (Not that there's anything wrong with that...ok well there is when you're 20.)

And worst of all, she wouldn't buy me a beer!

skottyj242
05-03-2006, 02:04 PM
It's one thing to have a good buzz going so you can get nuts and scream and cheer and have a good time. It's another to be beligerent and obnoxious.

Like this lady I came across at opening night. Every time it thundered she yelled "THUN-DER! na na na na na na na na" and she couldn't walk and continuously put down her husband so we would hit on her. I'm 20, she must of been 45 but looked 55. (Not that there's anything wrong with that...ok well there is when you're 20.)

And worst of all, she wouldn't buy me a beer!

You shouldn't be drinking when you're only 20. I didn't have my first one until I was 21.