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  • Yoda
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    Originally posted by six4three View Post
    That's pretty surprising - I've been to see the Brewers on plenty of throwback nights (with those 1982 concession prices), and the dogs were every bit as good as they are when you pay six bucks.
    The White Sox used to have dollar dogs and I've found them to be pretty mediocre at best.

    If I want a hot dog I'll spend the $4.50 and get a fresh grilled kosher dog from one of the stands.


    Never buy from the guys walking around with the hot dog "box."

    Those are always cold and smashed.

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  • YankeeFanUK
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    and on the subject of beer/concessions, i never drink at games...i like to keep score ( ive a stack of scorecards going back to 87 )...beers a Wrigley thing, drunken college kids throwing peanut shells down some chicks top

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  • YankeeFanUK
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    Originally posted by Yoda View Post
    I see this at a game every time I go:

    row of drunks in front of me

    "you guys ready for another round?"
    "yeah"x3

    "yo beerman!! 4 MGDs!"

    "27 bucks! (i think the beers are 6.75 now)"

    --they hand over 30 and tell the guy to keep the change--

    process repeats in a half hour and the next guy buys a round. They charge this much because they can and goofballs will continue to pay for it.

    There's nothing wrong with having a dog and a beer at the game, but most people don't know how to quit. I go to a lot of games at USCF and Wrigley and at each place there are thousands of drunks just trying to drink as much as they can.

    Where they get the money I have no idea.

    am i missing something here ?..a Sox fan going to Wrigley ?..thats just wrong, it`d be like me stepping foot inside Shea

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  • MNAFETSC
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    Originally posted by Lions/[email protected]! View Post
    All, I know is I feel as though I'm being taken advantage of every time I buy a beer at Comerica.... they're now charging 6.50 for a 12 ounce beer or 8.50 for a 16 ounce beer.
    Then why do you buy the beer in the first place?

    I never understood the need to drink while watching a game in person. Theres plenty of cheap beer outside of the park waiting for you when the game is over.

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  • six4three
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    Originally posted by Bernard Shakey View Post
    Speaking of which, the Indians have these "Dollar Dog Nights." I went to one last year. The concession stands looked like ant farms with people falling all over each other to pay a dollar for a dog that would have cost 35 cents at home. Of course, as indicated in previous posts, I begrudgingly joined the fray. Kinda hard to cook hot dogs in time to feed Americans in their 54 waist britches when the feeding frenzy has begun....so those suckers were not even lukewarm.
    That's pretty surprising - I've been to see the Brewers on plenty of throwback nights (with those 1982 concession prices), and the dogs were every bit as good as they are when you pay six bucks.

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  • Gary Dunaier
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    Originally posted by Lions/[email protected]! View Post
    What makes it even more frusterating or demeaning is they poor the 12 ounce beer into a 24 ounce plastic cup..... so it "looks" as though your getting even less...
    Probably the reason they pour it into such a large cup is so they don't have to wait for the head to die down before handing you your beer, and they can get to the next customer sooner.

    I can imagine that 12 ounces of beer in a 24 ounce cup might not even look like 12 ounces, but if they're pouring the entire can into the cup at least you can't complain about being cheated. (We are talking about canned beer, right?)

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  • Lions/Tigers@Cubs.OhMy!
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    Originally posted by Yoda View Post
    Imagine that nation-wide on the same day........ahhhh the glory of Revolution!

    I couldn't imagine it any other way!

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  • Gary Dunaier
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    Originally posted by Urbanshocker13 View Post
    This might not be a surprise, and I am not sure about other parks but Yankee Stadium has to be the worst!
    I don't expect gourmet food at the ballparks. What annoys me the most about Yankee Stadium is that they don't even give you freakin' lids for your soda cups!!!!! If you're sitting way up in the upper deck - excuse me, the Tier Reserve - it's one hell of an adventure trying to carry a tray of food two, three, four stories up without spilling any soda!

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  • Yoda
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    Originally posted by Lions/[email protected]! View Post
    What we/ppl should do is pick a day far into the future and then promote the hell out of it... like June 10th 2009... The start emailing mike&mike every morning, different sports journalist... email chain letters with a link to the boycott, call local news stations (smaller market ones looking for any story to run with) and finally get volunteers to pass out fliers at games starting like a week before.... on game day, post the photocopied signs all over the stadium and light posts (until security chases you off).....

    COME ON!!!! WHO'S WITH ME?!?!?!?!
    Imagine that nation-wide on the same day........ahhhh the glory of Revolution!


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  • Yoda
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    Originally posted by Bernard Shakey View Post
    I dunno about that one anymore, although the vendors who actually walk the stands still get a commission (hence the old timers sell beer and the new guy sells light sticks)
    The way I think it works at USCF is that the beer vendors "buy" whatever amount of beer they can carry in that little tub they walk around with at a lower price and charge the higher pre-set amount. So they keep the profit.

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  • Lions/Tigers@Cubs.OhMy!
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    Originally posted by Bernard Shakey View Post
    Hmmmm...a concessions strike.... Problem is, massive activities such as protest strikes/walkouts never work. Most people don't give a crap about other peoples angst on such trivial matters as $4 hot dogs. They'd rather just pay it and watch the game. And so it goes on and on....
    What we/ppl should do is pick a day far into the future and then promote the hell out of it... like June 10th 2009... The start emailing mike&mike every morning, different sports journalist... email chain letters with a link to the boycott, call local news stations (smaller market ones looking for any story to run with) and finally get volunteers to pass out fliers at games starting like a week before.... on game day, post the photocopied signs all over the stadium and light posts (until security chases you off).....

    COME ON!!!! WHO'S WITH ME?!?!?!?!

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  • Yoda
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    I see this at a game every time I go:

    row of drunks in front of me

    "you guys ready for another round?"
    "yeah"x3

    "yo beerman!! 4 MGDs!"

    "27 bucks! (i think the beers are 6.75 now)"

    --they hand over 30 and tell the guy to keep the change--

    process repeats in a half hour and the next guy buys a round. They charge this much because they can and goofballs will continue to pay for it.

    There's nothing wrong with having a dog and a beer at the game, but most people don't know how to quit. I go to a lot of games at USCF and Wrigley and at each place there are thousands of drunks just trying to drink as much as they can.

    Where they get the money I have no idea.

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  • Bernard Shakey
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    Originally posted by LetsGoMets687 View Post
    Except you'd be hurting the people selling the concessions too--I think they get a commission.
    I dunno about that one anymore, although the vendors who actually walk the stands still get a commission (hence the old timers sell beer and the new guy sells light sticks). I used to sell programs, I mean Game Face Magazines, at Cleveland Stadium - and that was all commission. Really, it was a great high school job...show up early and shag fly balls on the field for early, early, extra visiting team BP, sell from when the gates opened until the 2nd inning, and then watch the game. A good night could bring in $100, a slow one about $15. But, when you're 18, who cares? Now those guys do the same thing for about $7 an hour and don't get to watch the game.

    Yes, only an idiot would lower prices when people are willing to pay it. But doesn't somewhere in the world of economics exist a principle regarding supply and demand that might relate to moving more product if those who currently avoid the product at that price might be more inclined to purchase it? I majored in Sport Management, so I'm just a dummmm shirt on such matters.

    Speaking of which, the Indians have these "Dollar Dog Nights." I went to one last year. The concession stands looked like ant farms with people falling all over each other to pay a dollar for a dog that would have cost 35 cents at home. Of course, as indicated in previous posts, I begrudgingly joined the fray. Kinda hard to cook hot dogs in time to feed Americans in their 54 waist britches when the feeding frenzy has begun....so those suckers were not even lukewarm.

    Hmmmm...a concessions strike.... Problem is, massive activities such as protest strikes/walkouts never work. Most people don't give a crap about other peoples angst on such trivial matters as $4 hot dogs. They'd rather just pay it and watch the game. And so it goes on and on....

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  • LetsGoMets687
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    Only an idiot would charge less for their concessions when they know people are still willing to pay through the nose.

    Perhaps an organized concession strike? Imagine a game where no one bought anything? THAT would send a message maybe. Except you'd be hurting the people selling the concessions too--I think they get a commission.

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  • Bernard Shakey
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    On the base level, it is simple economics (the American way!!) and I was unaware of the large taxation faced here...but still... Graphs, pie charts, labor costs, etc. can't stop me from feeling fleeced when I'm forced to dump or toss anything I may have brought from home into a dumpster and then pay an 800% price increase should I desire a hot dog and a cup of my hooch (Diet Pepsi, of course) at a baseball game. Which brings me to part II of my rant this week:

    I hate the layout of Jacobs Field. I had my sons at a game a few weeks ago, these boys have been to PNC, Wrigley, and mostly Jacobs Field errrrrrrrr Progressive Fie.......nope, Jacobs Field. Anyway, we discussed stadium layout as the question was how can a stadium seemingly so much bigger than Wrigley have a similar capacity (this discussion occurred about halfway up the upper deck). The answer is in the mostly empty that night luxury boxes (yes, the narrower Wrigley seats were mentioned as a side note). Let's say there's 15,000 lower bowl seats, 3000 in the bleachers, and 20,000 in the upper deck (and these are merely guestimates). That leaves 3000 seats in the box/mezzanine level for the "big spenders." Have you ever sat in the upper deck at that stadium? The should hand out hats with red lights on the top so you don't get struck by an aircraft. 20,000 people having to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere after a game so that 3000 people can mingle at the club. I don't like it.

    The worst part is, we'll hit a game this month - inevitably we'll drive and pay to park, get hungry and eat, and sit in the upper deck. Either I'm a chump or a good dad.....or maybe sometimes you gotta be a little bit chump to be a good parent.

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