Saturday, June 07, 2008

Cleveland (on the) Rocks

Having just attended a fairly lopsided baseball game that featured its fair share of booing, especially after a disastrous 7-run third inning, I was put in mind of another low-performing team suffering poor attendance. What better way to boost attendance in a Rust Belt city at or near the nadir of its existence than Ten-Cent Beer Night? As it turns out, the correct answer is "Any other way but that."

Had Billy Martin not been managing one of the teams involved I suspect he would have flown in just for the event.

h/t to a commenter at the wonderfully-named Axis of Evel Knievel

1 comment:

J. said...

LOVE the name "Axis of Evel Knievel." And that post. Of course, the same thing happens practically every week at home Jets games, even without cheap beer. But yes, a cautionary (though in retrospect very funny) tale to all.

My solution to getting fans into the stadium? How about 10-cent tickets (or price adjusted for inflation) and getting those tempermental millionaires we call baseball players to whine less and hit more?