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  • Originally posted by mandrake View Post
    Far too many Mets fans are more anti-Yankees than they are pro Mets. I have seen this fiscal argument before...when I was a kid Mets fans were fed the fiscal stuff when the Mets dumped Seaver, Matlack, Koosman, Kingman and others in the name of fiscal responsibility while the Yankees were signing Reggie, Goose, Catfish etc 1976-1981. Which team won 4 pennants and 2 WS ? Which team seemed to finish last or close to it?

    Something is skewed when Mets fan accept paying $63 for Opening day and Subway Series tickets. Across town, the NYY are offering a package for 12 games for $240...yes I know they are making you buy 12 games, but at $20 per game you get Opening Day, a Mets game, a Dodgers game (huge game as LAD have not been in YS since '81), a Red Sox game, a Rangers game, a Tampa Rays game, an Angels game, 2 games versus Toronto....all of these games would certainly NOT be value games in Queens ! So, a Mets-NYY game at Citi starts at $63, and at YS can be had for $20.

    Who is being fiscally responsible? Mets fans?
    That is a great price for the Yankee 12 game pak. Do the Mets offer any packages that offer OD along with any other games at lower prices or do they just offer $63 opening day prices. Many of us know that the answer is yes, but if our only source of Mets information are from your posts we would never know any different, right?

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    • Originally posted by rjsallstars View Post
      That is a great price for the Yankee 12 game pak. Do the Mets offer any packages that offer OD along with any other games at lower prices or do they just offer $63 opening day prices. Many of us know that the answer is yes, but if our only source of Mets information are from your posts we would never know any different, right?
      Do you think the Mets and Yankees organizations each do their best to give their respective customers the best product possible?

      If not, do you think it's right for them to charge prices in any way comparable to each other?


      "The Fightin' Met With Two Heads" - Mike Tyson/Ray Knight!

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      • Originally posted by rjsallstars View Post
        That is a great price for the Yankee 12 game pak. Do the Mets offer any packages that offer OD along with any other games at lower prices or do they just offer $63 opening day prices. Many of us know that the answer is yes, but if our only source of Mets information are from your posts we would never know any different, right?
        I don't know. Do the Mets offer any partial plan that gets you into a subway series and opening day for anywhere close to $20 per game? Not to mention the Dodgers...which will be a big ticket to have....I would not be shocked if the Dodger games end up as the highest on the secondary market.


        Edit note....from what I can gather (I COULD BE WRONG) but the cheapest tickets I see for FST upstairs for marquee games are $49. So OD and the subway series would be $98 to get in at Citi....that leaves $142 to reach the NYY $240. Yankees give you 10 games for that $142: Dodgers. Angels, Rangers, Rays, Blue Jays twice...and about 4 'value type' games.

        If anyone knows of a Mets 12 game plan that gives OD and a subway series for $240, please post the information ! Thanks.
        Last edited by mandrake; 11-26-2012, 12:46 PM.

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        • Originally posted by Mongoose View Post
          Do you think the Mets and Yankees organizations each do their best to give their respective customers the best product possible?

          If not, do you think it's right for them to charge prices in any way comparable to each other?
          In terms of wins and losses you are 100% right. The Yankees win every year and the Mets have been struggling the last few years and will probably struggle again this year. As far as overall entertainment, nice ballpark, food, kids section, etc, you can have a great time at a Met game. Like I have said before, I go to see a game and root for the Mets to win. If they do great but if they lose that does not mean I did not enjoy myself when I was there. Again, a personal opinion and one I have every right to express. I have been to many stadiums as a neutral fan and Yankee Stadium is at the bottom of my list of enjoyable parks.
          Last edited by rjsallstars; 11-26-2012, 01:54 PM.

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          • Originally posted by mandrake View Post
            I don't know. Do the Mets offer any partial plan that gets you into a subway series and opening day for anywhere close to $20 per game? Not to mention the Dodgers...which will be a big ticket to have....I would not be shocked if the Dodger games end up as the highest on the secondary market.


            Edit note....from what I can gather (I COULD BE WRONG) but the cheapest tickets I see for FST upstairs for marquee games are $49. So OD and the subway series would be $98 to get in at Citi....that leaves $142 to reach the NYY $240. Yankees give you 10 games for that $142: Dodgers. Angels, Rangers, Rays, Blue Jays twice...and about 4 'value type' games.

            If anyone knows of a Mets 12 game plan that gives OD and a subway series for $240, please post the information ! Thanks.
            Actually they do, a Met 15 game pak will cost you $268 for 15 games although there is no Subway series but 4 friday nights instead of the Yankee pak which has no weekend games. You could see the Phils, Braves, Nats and Marlins twice, all division games. This also includes the Dodgers, White Sox, Reds, Cards, Brewers and World Series Champion Giants and opening day for a average price of $17.86. But do not forget to add $55 for Yankee fes and $60 for Met fees. But I guess you would need to be a MET fan to have any interest in the 15 game pak!!

            Now can we get any more childish for your liking? Maybe my brother can beat up your brother? Maybe mother jokes? Think about it!!
            Last edited by rjsallstars; 11-26-2012, 01:55 PM.

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            • Originally posted by rjsallstars View Post
              Actually they do, a Met 15 game pak will cost you $268 for 15 games although there is no Subway series but 4 friday nights instead of the Yankee pak which has no weekend games. You could see the Phils, Braves, Nats and Marlins twice, all division games. This also includes the Dodgers, White Sox, Reds, Cards, Brewers and World Series Champion Giants and opening day for a average price of $17.86. But do not forget to add $55 for Yankee fes and $60 for Met fees. But I guess you would need to be a MET fan to have any interest in the 15 game pak!!

              Now can we get any more childish for your liking? Maybe my brother can beat up your brother? Maybe mother jokes? Think about it!!
              Personally I would go with mother jokes especially when I already can beat up my brother, and yours.

              I am pretty sure we are all Met fans here. Some of us opt not to feed the machine that has no interest in the fans...others opt to feed it. Different ways approaching it for sure, but we are all Met fans.
              Last edited by Paulypal; 11-26-2012, 02:16 PM.

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              • Originally posted by Paulypal View Post
                Personally I would go with mother jokes especially when I already can beat up my brother, and yours.

                I am pretty sure we are all Met fans here. Some of us opt not to feed the machine that has no interest in the fans...others opt to feed it. Different ways approaching it for sure, but we are all Met fans.
                Got it, thanks for the reminder. The problem is the machine has never had any interest in the fan but most fans can overlook that when the machine is winning.

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                • The bottom line is the Mets are fielding an under .500 team and are charging stupid prices to watch it. The cheap ticket for opening day over $60 is deplorable. Getting ridiculous to take your family to a game. Add in the sub par product and high concessions and parking. I'll have to watch them lose on TV and not in person..

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                  • Originally posted by Kingman 26 View Post
                    The bottom line is the Mets are fielding an under .500 team and are charging stupid prices to watch it. The cheap ticket for opening day over $60 is deplorable. Getting ridiculous to take your family to a game. Add in the sub par product and high concessions and parking. I'll have to watch them lose on TV and not in person..
                    Keep an eye on prices as the game approaches, you should be able to get tickets for cheaper either on stubhub/craigslist or possibly directly from the Mets. Also look at sites like GOldstar than mandrake posted which offered tickets for under $15 including fees to other April games. The cheap ones are the games I'll take my son to since he has the attention span of a hamster

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                    • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
                      Keep an eye on prices as the game approaches, you should be able to get tickets for cheaper either on stubhub/craigslist or possibly directly from the Mets. Also look at sites like GOldstar than mandrake posted which offered tickets for under $15 including fees to other April games. The cheap ones are the games I'll take my son to since he has the attention span of a hamster
                      another factor we never consider
                      Both Mets and Yankees home opener is on the same day April 1st.
                      Yankees Time TBA while mets start at 1PM
                      So gordon you will be right tickets will be dirt cheap on the secondary market.
                      I guess 25K fans will be at opening day. Yikes

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                      • Originally posted by peterrod16 View Post
                        another factor we never consider
                        Both Mets and Yankees home opener is on the same day April 1st.
                        Yankees Time TBA while mets start at 1PM
                        So gordon you will be right tickets will be dirt cheap on the secondary market.
                        I guess 25K fans will be at opening day. Yikes
                        Aside from the question of what percent of attendants at either ballpark would go to the other team's Opening Day game even if they weren't a scheduling conflict, the Mets "should" have a better story on Opening Day assuming they will trot out RA Dickey to receive his Cy Young award before the game (presumably then to play in it as the starting pitcher).

                        (I don't have to explain why I felt the need to put "should" in quotes, right?)
                        «Telle est la vie des hommes. Quelques joies, très vite effacées par d’inoubliables chagrins. Il n'est pas nécessaire de le dire aux enfants...» (Marcel Pagnol)

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                        • Originally posted by mandrake View Post
                          I don't know. Do the Mets offer any partial plan that gets you into a subway series and opening day for anywhere close to $20 per game? Not to mention the Dodgers...which will be a big ticket to have....I would not be shocked if the Dodger games end up as the highest on the secondary market.


                          Edit note....from what I can gather (I COULD BE WRONG) but the cheapest tickets I see for FST upstairs for marquee games are $49. So OD and the subway series would be $98 to get in at Citi....that leaves $142 to reach the NYY $240. Yankees give you 10 games for that $142: Dodgers. Angels, Rangers, Rays, Blue Jays twice...and about 4 'value type' games.

                          If anyone knows of a Mets 12 game plan that gives OD and a subway series for $240, please post the information ! Thanks.

                          If the Mets offered a plan that gets you a subway series game and opening day game for $20 per game, I suspect this board would have posts about how the Mets were "desperate".

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                          • Originally posted by LI METS FAN View Post
                            If the Mets offered a plan that gets you a subway series game and opening day game for $20 per game, I suspect this board would have posts about how the Mets were "desperate".
                            Are you suggesting that the Yankees are desperate?NY Yankees 81 games 3,542,406 total 43,733 average NY Mets 80games 2,242,803 total 28,035 avg The Yankees outdraw the Mets by 1,300,000 !!!!!

                            Maybe the Yankees are more fan friendly??? And the Mets attendance was boosted by the three NYY games...I think the 2 largest crowds of the season were 6/23 and 6/24 versus the NYY.

                            Whose attendance has dropped by more than 911,000 over the past 4 seasons?

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                            • Originally posted by mandrake View Post
                              Are you suggesting that the Yankees are desperate?NY Yankees 81 games 3,542,406 total 43,733 average NY Mets 80games 2,242,803 total 28,035 avg The Yankees outdraw the Mets by 1,300,000 !!!!!

                              Maybe the Yankees are more fan friendly??? And the Mets attendance was boosted by the three NYY games...I think the 2 largest crowds of the season were 6/23 and 6/24 versus the NYY.

                              Whose attendance has dropped by more than 911,000 over the past 4 seasons?
                              Not at all. I am suggesting that folks would say the Yankees are more fan friendly for doing that while the Mets would be called desperate. The way the Mets were called desperate for T-shirt Tuesdays and bring your child for free to the ballpark in September. Desperate, NOT fan friendly. Another double standard in play.

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                              • Originally posted by Kingman 26 View Post
                                The bottom line is the Mets are fielding an under .500 team and are charging stupid prices to watch it. The cheap ticket for opening day over $60 is deplorable. Getting ridiculous to take your family to a game. Add in the sub par product and high concessions and parking. I'll have to watch them lose on TV and not in person..
                                Parking for the regular season is a fixed price. Too expensive? Park on Northern Blvd under the Whitestone Expressway.
                                Concessions to expensive? You can bring food stuff into the ballpark.
                                Tickets too expensive? At what price do they become too expensive? Please cite a number. If value games are overpriced, then it's possible that professional sports have priced you out.

                                The weather for Opening Day last year was one of the best in memory... I have been to Opening Days that were down right raw and cold... for football, let alone baseball. Some people feel its worth the price, others do not. Nobody is forcing you to buy.

                                OD is not in my plan this year. Will I plunk change down? Not at this time. Since I am not on the hook, I'd rather wait for the weather forecast and workload forecast before I consider attending. I know tickets will be available as time goes on.


                                Cheers!
                                -Doug
                                20-Game Saturday Plan, Prom Box 423.

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