Originally Posted by Manton
I'm wondering why you would say this, at least based on this thread. I don't think it's all that outrageous to lament the absurd price hikes that we've seen for all kinds of things, baseball seats among them. I know, I know, "the market." You understand the market as well as anyone but you can also be as insulted by a ridiculous price as anyone else. Just because someone, somewhere will pay it that doesn't make it justified. Or, maybe it does, but we all have a certain respect for those who deliever honest value at a fair price just as we all have a certain conptempt for those who gouge simply because they can.
I know that we can all just walk away if we don't like the price but the list of things that I have walked away from, and never will return to, on this score is very long. I guess I am glad I got to experience certain things before the pricing began to seem like a deliberate wad of spit in my eye. But I am still sort of ticked off about it anyway.
It's a thread about how somebody was a schmuck because he decided to do something nice rather than to milk it for whatever money he could, how it costs $500 dollars to go to a baseball game when it really doesn't, and about how he deserves to see baseball and get a jersey and get a foot long hot dog because this is America. The sick congregation of get what you can or you are an asshole, woe is me and I am entitled is just a bit too much to bear. I don't like how much sports cost either, but it is simply a function of supply and demand, except you can still sit in the bleachers and bring a sandwich and have fun with your kids, just like your parents used to do, but that isn't what NYR wants. He wants club level, foot massage and the rest of the works. Give me a break, really. So, in conclusion, I agree with your sentiment, but his is not yours.