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Monday, September 29, 2008

Rip Me Off At the Old Ballgame

What economic crisis? I was at Dodger Stadium the other night for the Padres game, the same day the Dodgers backed into the National League West championship, the Arizona Diamondbacks having lost that afternoon. But this isn't about baseball, it's about the great American ripoff. It's about one hotdog, one bratwurst on a roll, and two beers costing thirty-eight dollars. Later I got a bottle of water for $5.75. A bottle of water the same size cost me a dollar fifty at the theatre two nights ago. Okay, the play stank, but the ballgame wasn't that much better. Manny Ramirez only played three innings, and struck out both times at bat. Oh, and by the way, you're not allowed to take your own food or beverages in to the ballpark. Even the airlines let you do that. And most of them still give you water.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Hannah, maybe that is the reason that I have never gone to a baseball game. How much were the actual tickets or are those given freely so that the public will buy the food? Well, at least you were out in the fresh air, cough, cough.

Great cartoon.

2:42 PM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

Thanks, Anon. The tickets were $85 a seat. One could take out a loan, but credit's drying up.

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Jean said...

((chuckles))) I know it's no laughing matter but better to laugh than cry I guess. Especially today.

PS Lee... I'd recognise that Holy Hannah anywhere! (grin)

1:07 AM  

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