Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas from the Mets

"My invoice for 2008 arrived yesterday. My fears about opening it were well founded.

I paid $600 per seat for 25 games last year on my Tues/Fri plan, $1,200 total.

After witnessing the "Greatest Collapse in Team Sports History" and an off-season where the big move consisted of trading a young, exciting potential star outfielder for an old catcher with no stick and an outfielder with no power, the Mets have raised my bill 33.25% to $866 per seat, $1,732 total. Lucky for me they've been holding $758 of my money for the playoff tickets I bought which never left the DHL envelope they came in so I only owe $999 ($25 service charge included). And full payment is due by January 15th or else they cancel my account.

MERRY F'N CHRISTMAS METS FANS!

No doubt this is just to prepare us for the imminent gouging to come when the new park opens in 2009." - Anon

11 comments:

georgetheatheist said...

Grown men swinging a stick at a ball. Spending a small fortune sitting on your butts in the stands. Eating over-priced "dawgs" in a bun. What do you baseball moron fans really get out of this "sport"? I'll tell you what: a royal fleecing by the owners and the over-priced players you don't give a rat's ass about you jerks. I used to "follow" baseball when I was a kid. No More. I saw the light. Hallelujah!

ken said...

instead of dollar signs, "X's" might be superimposed on the Mets mascot's eyeballs as many players on the team will soon be dead from all the steroids they shoot up.

ps Merry X-mas everybody and Good, err, Cheer.

Anonymous said...

Lucky that you follow the Mets - I followed the J-E-T-S during owner Leon Hess years but got out after LH passed away and the team was sold, the last years I paid $535.00for field level seats - 8 games. Fan's long sufferred losing seasons and "wait till next year when we have high draft picks" hopes, the Jets raised ticket prices substantially, are building a new staduim next to the old one that cause major parking issuses for the fans to suffer through.

Why lucky for you the Mets fan? The game is played in relatively warm seasons, in NYC, can take the 7 train to get there, cheaper seats than football and have a good chance of a winning season - be happy!

The down side is that baseball is boring watching old fat guys who make millions but can't run to 1st base without steriods and can be dropped, but not lose pay under their contract.You can barely find them televised anymore - time for the beach anyone?

Anonymous said...

Just do not go. Do not buy any products that endorces these fools. Or should I say we are the fools for watching and talking about them.

Alan said...

I just thought that this might be a good time to revisit this video clip and see how Mayor Doomberg felt about replacement stadiums (stadii?)for the Mets and the Yankees...prior to his re-election. Change of priorities?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=wJgmME5l_Os

Alan said...

Oh, and by the way, I am old enough to remember being taken to the old Polo Grounds when the NY Metropolitans began their National League career. The game of baseball was an important part of bonding with my Dad. He also took me to Yankee games and I felt the magic of being there...the bright green grass, the uniform colors, etc. Of course, back then we only had black & white television.

What has happened to this sport that meant something to all Americans? First of all, it is now a corporate/commercial venue just like so many sports. It seems like the fans have been taken out of the equation. How else would you explain the downsizing of the seating capacities of the new Mets and Yankee facilities? I guess more space was needed for the corporate boxes that will hold the likes of the Bloombergs, Doctoroffs, Trumps, et al.!

Of course the new Met facilities will have larger seats for our collectively fatter asses and better sight lines. However, don't expect that the players will associate with you for free. Autographs are now sold at a premium. Is it my imagination or am I experiencing a major disconnect from the sport that I was raised on?

As a single person, I can see the handwriting on the wall. I won't be able to afford to attend the games as often as I have done in the past. I can't imagine what a family of four will have to pay for a day at America's favorite pasttime. It saddens me to see how profit driven this country has become. With the likes of political hacks like Dumberg, we are surely being disadvantaged.

With the economy tanking and people paying attention to their daily needs (rightfully so) there is no longer a vibrant activism that provided balance and concern that once existed in this borough. We, the people, are losing ground on a daily basis. That is why it is so important to keep your eyes open and express your displeasure, or pleasure, at things that concern you. Silence is no longer golden...but costing you your gold!!!

hooper said...

Hey the ramp to the 7 train is gone!

Anonymous said...

The last Mets game I went to was about 15 years ago. I tried catching a ball and wound up getting clonked in the head. Pretty embarassing, especially as everybody about me was laughing.

Anonymous said...

I think it's terrific you have that kind of money to spend on baseball tickets. Some of us aren't that lucky.

Queens Crapper said...

The issue here seems to be the deadline for the money and not the money itself. 3 weeks after Christmas isn't a lot of time to come up with that much extra dough.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Yankee fan.
The Mets play for shit anyway!