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post #106 of 174
^^ ACHA...ACHA


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Originally Posted by Beckwith View Post
Besides the fact that this kid would have a huge tax liability, he did the right thing.
post #107 of 174
I listened to an interview last night on WFAN with the fan who caught Roger Maris' 61st homer in 1961.

He was rushed down to the Yankee clubhouse in between innings where he met Maris and took photos. The guy said Maris told him to "keep the ball and make some money."

So he did.

He sold the ball to a restauranteur in Sacramento of all places for $5,000 (the guy was bringing home $60 a week in '61).
post #108 of 174
he apparently owes at least $14,000 in taxes for $1000 seats x 4 x each game lol plus the other gifts
post #109 of 174
It's a sad day when someone is roundly panned for doing the "right" thing. It's not all about money, and if you want to be completely low he probably raised his image so much with this act of altruism that he'll be able to make even more money off of it than he would selling the ball.
post #110 of 174
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Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post
Real easy to say that, but when you have your kids tugging at your leg for 6 ficking innings to buy them a Jeter tee shirt or bat its a different story.

Sure you don't "have" to spend $500, but if you don't want to sit in the upper deck and actually watch the game, seats are easily over $100. You and two kids are already up to $300 just on tickets. You can't bring any food or drinks into the stadium, so even if its soda all around, its another $50 on food and drinks, $20 to park the car, so even a cheap night is going to cost you $400. Not exactly Richmond.

Stubhub has tickets to the next Yankees home game (Friday the 22nd) starting at $13, with plenty of tickets below $25. For under $100 total, you can get 3 tickets with parking easily. It's a 3 hour game so eat before and you have no reason to need to eat there, and they permit you to bring in a 1 liter bottle of water per person. They may not be the best seats in the house, but you can easily go to a game for less than $100. So that cheap night you quoted at $400 is realistically under $100. With just a couple minutes of research, and without a sense of entitlement of having to get good seats, food, soda, etc., I easily came in at 25% of your "cheap night" budget.

They also have plenty of field level tickets for less than $100/ticket as well.
post #111 of 174
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post
OK, NOW this thread couldn't get any worse.

don't just put ish like that out there...explain!! it was asked if he volunteered the ball and i replied that he did and the yanks made him sign something sayin that he did....
post #112 of 174
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post
He was my favorite player when I was a kid. I was so psyched for that game, and it just killed me. I was depressed for like 15 minutes.

Wow, mine too, but he was insane, sadly.
post #113 of 174
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Originally Posted by BDC2823 View Post
Stubhub has tickets to the next Yankees home game (Friday the 22nd) starting at $13, with plenty of tickets below $25. For under $100 total, you can get 3 tickets with parking easily. It's a 3 hour game so eat before and you have no reason to need to eat there, and they permit you to bring in a 1 liter bottle of water per person. They may not be the best seats in the house, but you can easily go to a game for less than $100. So that cheap night you quoted at $400 is realistically under $100. With just a couple minutes of research, and without a sense of entitlement of having to get good seats, food, soda, etc., I easily came in at 25% of your "cheap night" budget.

They also have plenty of field level tickets for less than $100/ticket as well.

What you are clearly not understanding is that Big Sports has brainwashed the good working people of the US into making them think no trip to the ball park is complete without a buying a jersey (one per child), expensive fast food and alcohol, and the best seats you can afford using a Pay Day loan. Big Sports has so corrupted the good working people of the US we cannot hold them accountable for over spending on such items.
post #114 of 174
Ricky Henderson is the only name from the 80's that really matters.
post #115 of 174
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
Ricky Henderson is the only name from the 80's that really matters.
When he stole one of his record braking bases, grabbed the base over his head and screamed "I am the grady!!!!" I almost pissed my pants. Still, what a phenomenal ballplayer. It's hard for me to think of anybody much better in my lifetime, though I know there are arguments for many.
post #116 of 174
Well the most important thing about this thread is we have learned that Kyle and Jeter have something in common.
post #117 of 174
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Ricky Henderson is the only name from the 80's that really matters.

+1. I've posted the stat before, but Henderson has more walks leading off an inning than some HOFers have in their entire careers.
post #118 of 174
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post
It's a sad day when someone is roundly panned for doing the "right" thing. It's not all about money, and if you want to be completely low he probably raised his image so much with this act of altruism that he'll be able to make even more money off of it than he would selling the ball.

I doubt it. I still can't remember this guys name. Or the name of the guy who caught Mark McGwire's ball. Or Barry Bonds. In a few weeks people will have forgotten about it. And anyone who meets him will likely just say "oh, you're the guy who gave back Jeter's ball? Huh. I probably would have kept it."
post #119 of 174
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Originally Posted by BDC2823 View Post
Stubhub has tickets to the next Yankees home game (Friday the 22nd) starting at $13, with plenty of tickets below $25. For under $100 total, you can get 3 tickets with parking easily. It's a 3 hour game so eat before and you have no reason to need to eat there, and they permit you to bring in a 1 liter bottle of water per person. They may not be the best seats in the house, but you can easily go to a game for less than $100. So that cheap night you quoted at $400 is realistically under $100. With just a couple minutes of research, and without a sense of entitlement of having to get good seats, food, soda, etc., I easily came in at 25% of your "cheap night" budget.

They also have plenty of field level tickets for less than $100/ticket as well.

I don't buy this rationale. Doing what you suggest is like going to a fancy restaurant and ordering water and a salad cause it's all you can afford. In that case dont go to the fancy place, but this isnt about some uppity eatery, its the fucking ballpark. The whole package is what a ball game is. And your $13 seats are where you literally need binoculars to see the players, and when the Pirates or Royals are in town. Why do you think food prices are what they are, because they know people will pay them.
post #120 of 174
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
Ricky Henderson is the only name from the 80's that really matters.
I still hold to my contention that he is the most underrated superstar ever. The fact that he could still get on the field today and out run most of these "speedsters" is phenomenal.
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