Fans react to the pending A-Rod suspension

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disgusted

Warrenville, IL

#1 Aug 5, 2013
if the guy is on steroids why SHOULD they make good on his contract. his contract calls for $275 million over 10 years. i pity the poor schmucks who pay for these tickets. i wouldn't spend a dime on any sports event to make these athletes rich. they become mega millionaires, while raping the little guy who has a family of 2 or 3 kids and really can't afford $50 or $60 a ticket plus the cost of food, which is absolutely rediculous. and this is how they repay their loyal fans, by taking drugs! he should be banned permanently, just like those athletes who bet on the games.

“2014 ! The Bar is Open !”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#2 Aug 5, 2013
I don't think it's pending anymore.

“Slightly below above-average”

Since: Jul 10

arguably garrulous

#3 Aug 5, 2013
How can anyone react to a 'pending' suspension?

“2014 ! The Bar is Open !”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#4 Aug 5, 2013
disgusted wrote:
if the guy is on steroids why SHOULD they make good on his contract. his contract calls for $275 million over 10 years. i pity the poor schmucks who pay for these tickets. i wouldn't spend a dime on any sports event to make these athletes rich. they become mega millionaires, while raping the little guy who has a family of 2 or 3 kids and really can't afford $50 or $60 a ticket plus the cost of food, which is absolutely rediculous. and this is how they repay their loyal fans, by taking drugs! he should be banned permanently, just like those athletes who bet on the games.
if you think it cost $60 for a Yankee game, then you are correct; you wont be there
GuiltByAssociati on

Bryn Mawr, PA

#5 Aug 6, 2013
disgusted wrote:
if the guy is on steroids why SHOULD they make good on his contract. his contract calls for $275 million over 10 years. i pity the poor schmucks who pay for these tickets. i wouldn't spend a dime on any sports event to make these athletes rich. they become mega millionaires, while raping the little guy who has a family of 2 or 3 kids and really can't afford $50 or $60 a ticket plus the cost of food, which is absolutely rediculous. and this is how they repay their loyal fans, by taking drugs! he should be banned permanently, just like those athletes who bet on the games.
Unless it's in A Rod's contract or the players union contract they really can't nullify contracts. It's MLB and the teams owners fault for signing contracts like this. And they wouldn't do it unless they feel it would profit them.

I haven't a bought a professional sports ticket in well over a decade. I was tired of being gouged years ago. I heard it's 8 dollars for one bottle of beer and almost 4 dollars for a soda now a days. If I am given a ticket I drink A soda only and MAYBE some cheap food/nuts/pretzels. I've attended games drinking nothing but water simply watching. No disposable income for price gougers at these events/shows.

By over pricing their product MLB is taking the future fans out of the picture because unless they went as a child they will have less urge to attend games as an adult when they can afford it. This is what happened to the baseball card market-they started pricing the kids out of the hobby with things like the 3 card platinum set marketing to collectors only. Now the baseball card market is dead, been dead. Attendance at games and souvenir purchases will follow for all sports.
disgusted

Warrenville, IL

#6 Aug 6, 2013
i agree with just about everything you said, except for the part about the future fan not being able to afford it. that's part of my point earlier...that people will spend anything and whatever they have to do to buy these tickets and thereby making these jerks rich. it's all up to the fans. i don't think the average person knows what kind of power they have over sports or any other arena event.

“2014 ! The Bar is Open !”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#7 Aug 6, 2013
disgusted wrote:
i agree with just about everything you said, except for the part about the future fan not being able to afford it. that's part of my point earlier...that people will spend anything and whatever they have to do to buy these tickets and thereby making these jerks rich. it's all up to the fans. i don't think the average person knows what kind of power they have over sports or any other arena event.
Oh, I think fans do know their power. Except when the Yankees come over to play, the Mets can't sell tickets. I also follow the Islanders and that building had not been sold out for a long period until they finally made the playoffs last spring

“Slightly below above-average”

Since: Jul 10

arguably garrulous

#8 Aug 6, 2013
When the new Yankee Stadium opened in 2009, the most expensive single game-day ticket cost $2,600 and they were right behind home plate. These seats got in the camera angle often. It was embarrassing to watch the home games because these seats didn't sell - you'd get the feeling nobody went to the game. The Yankees eventually reacted and lowered the price at least by half to try to fill some of these seats.

Howzabout that for an awkward stab at greediness? They expected a helluva lot of income from those seats. All that income could have helped pay for A-Rod for another game or two. I believe they only had to raise the price of beer, hot dogs, mustard, parking, beer and hot dogs to make up for it though.

I haven't been to the new Yankee Stadium yet. I almost bought one of those $2600 seats, until I heard they wouldn't let me wear my Baltimore Orioles ballcap when I sat there.
shameless-li

Fairfield, CT

#9 Aug 7, 2013
"Here are the 13 players suspended on Monday, including Rodriguez, as well as the duration of their bans.
•Alex Rodriguez, Yankees third baseman, 211 games
•Nelson Cruz, Rangers outfielder, 50 games
•Jhonny Peralta, Tigers shortstop, 50 games
•Everth Cabrera, Padres shortstop, 50 games
•Antonio Bastardo, Phillies reliever, 50 games
•Jordany Valdespin, Mets outfielder, 50 games
•Francisco Cervelli, Yankees catcher, 50 games
•Jesus Montero, Mariners catcher, 50 games
•Cesar Puello, Mets outfielder (minors), 50 games
•Sergio Escalona, Astros pitcher (minors), 50 games
•Fernando Martinez, Yankees outfielder (minors), 50 games
•Fautino De Los Santos, Padres pitcher, 50 games
•Jordan Norberto, free-agent pitcher, 50 games
According to a statement released by MLB Public Relations, all players facing 50-game suspensions will begin serving them immediately without appeal with the exception of Norberto. His suspension will begin as soon as he signs with a new team."

i thought baseball was america's past-time, where did all the american players go???
maybe the ins should do a better job screening baseball players and maybe the team owners should do a better job at hiring american players....
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Plotts

Stony Brook, NY

#10 Aug 7, 2013
One would have to think,that if these spellcasters actually worked,A-Rod would have one in his personal entourage....
GuiltByAssociati on

Bryn Mawr, PA

#11 Aug 7, 2013
HangUpAndDrive wrote:
When the new Yankee Stadium opened in 2009, the most expensive single game-day ticket cost $2,600 and they were right behind home plate. These seats got in the camera angle often. It was embarrassing to watch the home games because these seats didn't sell - you'd get the feeling nobody went to the game. The Yankees eventually reacted and lowered the price at least by half to try to fill some of these seats.
Howzabout that for an awkward stab at greediness? They expected a helluva lot of income from those seats. All that income could have helped pay for A-Rod for another game or two. I believe they only had to raise the price of beer, hot dogs, mustard, parking, beer and hot dogs to make up for it though.
I haven't been to the new Yankee Stadium yet. I almost bought one of those $2600 seats, until I heard they wouldn't let me wear my Baltimore Orioles ballcap when I sat there.
I bet if you look at the seats behind home plate in most MLB stadiums you'll see empty seats during games. I think I even saw empty seats during Yankees play off games. It is the greed of the owners for overlooking even possible PEDs use. There is too much money at stake. But the players and owners have to realize with the bad economy they cannot rely on businesses to support their teams the way they used to. They should price under the premise an individual is paying and not a corporation.
Kelly

Rochester, NY

#12 Aug 7, 2013
A Rod once again shows his arrogance. Everyone else takes the penalty and backs off. With baseball union behind this idiot, I say the National Pasttime may become the past forever. Lifetime ban would have been the best thing that could have happened for baseball. But then on the flip side it is good hearing the boos when he comes to the plate. Can't wait until Friday and he gets his hometown boos. Yankee fans can and are usually brutal when there is reason.
fhjf

Montréal, Canada

#13 Aug 7, 2013
Who cares

“Slightly below above-average”

Since: Jul 10

arguably garrulous

#14 Aug 7, 2013
Kelly wrote:
Can't wait until Friday and he gets his hometown boos. Yankee fans can and are usually brutal when there is reason.
We don't need no steenkin' reason!
Though it will be interesting to hear the reception when he steps up to the plate Friday.
I'll tell you this, I am not that well-off that I can afford to dump a Yankee Stadium beer on his head; that's a costly proposition.
If he goes 5 for 5 with a couple of Ribbies and maybe a roundtripper or two, the Yankee fans will be embracing him on Saturday. It's been that kinda year...
dale murphy aka the murph

Beckley, WV

#15 Aug 8, 2013
I think they outta give him the firing squad. No one would miss that loser. But hey, no yankees this october.... gotta love it. Go braves.. 13 straight and countin.
dale murphy aka the murph

Beckley, WV

#16 Aug 8, 2013
I know the yanks will try to buy a title next year, like the yankees do, and they will get some players im sure, but ya got an orioles team thats gonna be there for a while, redsox & rays aint goin no where, and the jays are due soon, especially with that lineup, i see a playoff drought comin to the bombers. Jeter bout to head retire n go to the hall of fame, which he deserves, rivera too, those gpnna be 2 big shoes to fill.
Bronx Boneheads

Trumbull, CT

#17 Aug 8, 2013
Kelly wrote:
Can't wait until Friday and he gets his hometown boos. Yankee fans can and are usually brutal when there is reason.
Wrong, the front running Yankee fans live to boo; if Jeter continues to embarrass himself and insists on playing SS, he better be ready for the boos!
shameless-l

Denver, CO

#18 Aug 8, 2013
let's go mets.....

they might sux, but at least their clean and honest, not like that other team from the bronx...
Newfor

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

#19 Aug 8, 2013
it's all about business... Maybe the idiot is not so idiot after all, I'm glad he has the money and balls to fight this decision. Yankees just don't want to pay. The guy will soon turn 40 and injured; he's useless. Yankees should be banned too, if he was or is really into steroids, the Yankees would had known and benefit from the fact he was productive... More tickets, more fans, more ads, more MONEY.
disgusted

Warrenville, IL

#20 Aug 9, 2013
HangUpAndDrive wrote:
When the new Yankee Stadium opened in 2009, the most expensive single game-day ticket cost $2,600 and they were right behind home plate. These seats got in the camera angle often. It was embarrassing to watch the home games because these seats didn't sell - you'd get the feeling nobody went to the game. The Yankees eventually reacted and lowered the price at least by half to try to fill some of these seats.
Howzabout that for an awkward stab at greediness? They expected a helluva lot of income from those seats. All that income could have helped pay for A-Rod for another game or two. I believe they only had to raise the price of beer, hot dogs, mustard, parking, beer and hot dogs to make up for it though.
I haven't been to the new Yankee Stadium yet. I almost bought one of those $2600 seats, until I heard they wouldn't let me wear my Baltimore Orioles ballcap when I sat there.
they probably didn't sell because the word got out that the seats at the new stadium was configured differently from the old stadium. many of the season ticket holders who had bought their seasons pass before the stadium was built feel that they got burned and taken for a ride after paying all that money for what were supposed to be great seats.

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