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:

Anonymous 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?