Originally Posted by Marqhead
If anything there should be a benefit to pay for the parking/transit before taxes. From the surface it sounds like the Sox being greedy, but my company (and I'd assume most others) doesn't pay for me to get to work each day. What they do offer is to have my parking or transit costs paid for out of my check each week before taxes so that I'd end up saving a few hundred dollars a year.
I agree in most cases, but in this case the employer is a ballpark surrounded by a sea of parking lots, with other lots available nearby. It'd be like big box stores charging employees for parking.