The opening of new ballparks seems to have everyone a little wound up (perhaps even a little crazy.)
How else can you explain Hal Steinbrenner’s grand admission of the obvious when he admitted price gouging at Yankee stadium, saying: “Look, there’s no doubt that small amounts of our tickets might be overpriced.”
No way Hal! Not after only bumping up the ticket prices 76.3 percent from last year. Steinbrenner said the Yankees are sensitive to the economic conditions, but who wants to bet that they raise ticket prices again next year should they reach the World Series?
Across town, the Mets and their new ballpark look like the poster-children for responsible spending. They even let it be known that food prices have been lowered across the board.
Now, before we pat them on the back, let’s put something in perspective. While it’s great that the price of cheeseburger has dropped $1.50 from the Shea days, let’s not forget that at $4.75 a pop (pardon the pun), a 20-ounce soda is STILL over three dollars more expensive than anywhere else in the non-sports world. Guess that Pepsi Porch doesn’t parlay into cheaper drinks, huh?