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04-23-2001, 09:35 PM
Craig Paquette and Melvin Mora made the All-Star Ballot. What a country!
Thanks for the reminder, Net.
I gotta remember to look for a ballot next week at the Jake. Why does the on-line voting always start later? (Though that was a great reminder, too, my sister's birthday is May 2nd and I plain forgot! She'd kill me!)
04-24-2001, 07:26 AM
Originally posted by Jen
Why does the on-line voting always start later? (
Cause it's run by MLB!
Funny, not even a mention of the ballot on mlb.com. :confuse2:
Huh? :eek: You mean that they ever put pertinent information on mlb.com?
04-24-2001, 09:01 AM
No mention on MLB.com, but the Yankees make sure to mention it in a Daily News add.
I guess it's that time of year, get out the ice pick and mallet.
04-24-2001, 07:48 PM
Go ahead and mock mlb.com. Try living in the middle of nowhere, where the only baseball you can get on the radio is the Yankees on a station that fades in and out, and you get a real appreciation for being able to listen to your Rotisserie players and pennant races. I think the $10 spent for the radio package is the best bargain on the Internet.
04-24-2001, 08:59 PM
Most people's beef is that they're paying for something that people closer are getting for free. Agreed, $10 is not much - - but, season tickets were once only a few hundred bucks. Now, they're three grand. Is the $10 just a tease/springboard to $50 (in 2002) to $69.99 (in 2003) to $125 (in 2003)? Remember, the Grand Canyon started with a drip of water.
Net's right. Why should I be penalized because I live in a cornfield? It's the principle of the matter. I'm stuck hearing Indians 24-7 (they have not one but 3 local tv channels for broadcasts and every damn time I turn around, ESPN is showing their games as well. I am in hell. And I'm blaming mlb.com as much as I blame myself. MLB: :finger:
One of these days, when I finally get the chance to go to Yankee Stadium, I probably won't be able to afford to go inside, at the rate things are going. :rolleyes: Oh well, it's nice to have a dream, I guess.
04-30-2001, 07:39 AM
That's exactly right about not being able to afford to go to Yankee Stadium, which is why I don't begrudge mlb.com. Look, if their prices get too high, I can always get the real-time game broadcasts (not the audio) for free from ESPN. For now, it's one of the prices I'm willing to pay for a mortgage that's probably half of Net's, no traffic, and a neighborhood that my kids can walk around in without somebody trying to sell them crack.
I seriously doubt MLB would increase prices the way you've suggested, Net, because it's pretty simple math: the marginal cost of each new member is pretty close to zero, so every new member is 100% profit. The risk to profits is solely undersubscription, not failing to charge enough. Somebody at MLB has to understand (don't they?) that if demand is elastic (as it undoubtedly is; I'm sure nowhere near as many people are ponying up the $10 this year as listened for free last), you've got to be very very careful with prices.
04-30-2001, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by mainsr
For now, it's one of the prices I'm willing to pay for a mortgage that's probably half of Net's, no traffic, and a neighborhood that my kids can walk around in without somebody trying to sell them crack.
A. Did you mean the mortgage on just my main house, or the servants quarters as well?
B. Why would your kids pay for crack when every other house in your area has their own still in the woods out back?
Melvin Mora on the All-Star ballot?!
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