Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger
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.
NYR, I'm actually legitimately curious here.
I've been to Yankee Stadium, the old one, but still, I've got a sense of prices.
I remember my meatball parm was like 12 bucks. For easy math, 15. That means if I had four that would be $60.
Walked around the gift shop, I got a souvenir bat for Yankee Stadium's last season. That was like $13. Again, simpler math and say $15. You have two kids, right? So that's $30. I guess maybe kids will be mollified and you'll have to get them something else. Some Derek Jeter knickknacks are $20. So we're looking at $70 total for two kids.
I did sit in like $20 seats, they were good and it was against a good team. I could see the game and it was fun, especially being accosted by a cadre of drunk hot chicks. (Side note: wish my dad wasn't there. A real buzzkill for the ladies).
Now... with some actual numbers... I'm looking at a $210 outlay. Maximum.
I really don't know how you need or can find ways to spend another $190 with out some modicum of self restraint. And I have an excellent ability to spend money, FWIW.
My question is: do you buy souvenirs for your kids every
time you go to a game? Are they conditioned to want doodads when they visit a place? Because, now I'm not telling you how to lead your life, but I think the problem here isn't so much the Yankees and professional sports writ large.... it is you. Seriously. If kids need more than two pieces of crap when visiting stuff... probably spoiled (and if they "have to have" just one thing... you get the drift). If you "have to"
have an ultimate experience when you go to a game... it is you. As was said elsewhere...we get so caught up searching for the best, we miss what is just merely pretty good and often that is great. And you save $200 bucks.
Sorry dude. That's just the way it is.
Originally Posted by Piobaire
Seriously, I read Ed's criticism of you in DT and thought he might be going a bit overboard, so I thought I'd read this thread. Your accusation against me shows he was probably being too easy on you.
So basically what you are saying is edinatlanta doesn't
Originally Posted by iammatt
The little dear is twelve today. Seriously, if I had a kid, I would take him to minor league games. They are really fun. I am reiterating this for those of you who have decided to become good little breeders.
Minor league is the shit.
Seriously NYR, drive out to Staten Island (or, another money saving tip... mass transit!) and watch the Empires. Shit is so much more fun, and you can have the "ultimate" experience for probably much less than my still incredibly fun and spoiling experience.
Originally Posted by Pennglock
Had I caught that HRl I would probably have contrived some kind of paid webcast event where I light the ball on fire.
Real talk: this is the best answer.