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A beer drinkers guide to MMPUS
« on: April 05, 2009, 01:11:58 pm »
From the Chrons beer blogger (Ronnie Crocker) - LINK
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Re: A beer drinkers guide to MMPUS
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2009, 01:26:24 pm »
Very interesting tip from the article:

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TIP: Don't want to pay for a Club Level seat, but want to enjoy the generally nicer food and beverage options? Balaun recommends the $5 pass, available at guest relations. The pass won't get you a seat, but it will let you into the enclosed area, where you can still watch the game. A $7 Outfield Deck ticket and a $5 Club Level pass is a relative bargain.
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Re: A beer drinkers guide to MMPUS
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2009, 01:52:03 pm »
Very interesting tip from the article:


That is a great idea.

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Re: A beer drinkers guide to MMPUS
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2009, 01:53:20 pm »
One thing I can say about the high beer prices is that I believe it to generally reduce the amount of consumption of the average fan, thus providing a nicer, even family friendly atmosphere.  If your objective is to view baseball with a buzz, it's best to purchase the cheaper drinks at Spanish Flowers on opening day.

Some others may well prove me wrong, but I've always been of the opinion that if the beer prices were several dollars less, than they would sell 2X to 3X the amount of beer, thus resulting in higher sales and higher profits.  Aramark would still make plenty of $$$ if a can of beer were $3.50 and a large draft was $5.  Spending $7.50 to $8 on a beer and perhaps leaving a tip (pricing not the fault of the concessions lady) just feels wrong.  I can only figure that the high prices are in place exactly to discourage excessive consumption.

I can go to a ballgame by myself on the cheap (discounted single seat from a reseller and a single draft), but if I take my family, then it becomes an expensive proposition.  That's a shame, as I can't be the only one discouraged by the high pricing and opting instead for the fantastic coverage provided by television.
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2009, 04:28:06 pm »
One thing I can say about the high beer prices is that I believe it to generally reduce the amount of consumption of the average fan, thus providing a nicer, even family friendly atmosphere.  If your objective is to view baseball with a buzz, it's best to purchase the cheaper drinks at Spanish Flowers on opening day.

Some others may well prove me wrong, but I've always been of the opinion that if the beer prices were several dollars less, than they would sell 2X to 3X the amount of beer, thus resulting in higher sales and higher profits.  Aramark would still make plenty of $$$ if a can of beer were $3.50 and a large draft was $5.  Spending $7.50 to $8 on a beer and perhaps leaving a tip (pricing not the fault of the concessions lady) just feels wrong.  I can only figure that the high prices are in place exactly to discourage excessive consumption.

I can go to a ballgame by myself on the cheap (discounted single seat from a reseller and a single draft), but if I take my family, then it becomes an expensive proposition.  That's a shame, as I can't be the only one discouraged by the high pricing and opting instead for the fantastic coverage provided by television.

I agree.  I can't imagine taking the family to a game being a cheap summer outing.  I did the math for bringing a date to the game, and it's just not affordable:

Nice seats (to impress): $40 X 2 = $80
At least 2 beers: $7.50 X 2 = $15
Peanuts/ice cream/misc item = $5-$10

I just spent $100 without even dinner.

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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009, 08:19:39 am »
I agree.  I can't imagine taking the family to a game being a cheap summer outing.  I did the math for bringing a date to the game, and it's just not affordable:

Nice seats (to impress): $40 X 2 = $80
At least 2 beers: $7.50 X 2 = $15
Peanuts/ice cream/misc item = $5-$10

I just spent $100 without even dinner.


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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2009, 09:00:42 am »
I agree.  I can't imagine taking the family to a game being a cheap summer outing.  I did the math for bringing a date to the game, and it's just not affordable:

Nice seats (to impress): $40 X 2 = $80
At least 2 beers: $7.50 X 2 = $15
Peanuts/ice cream/misc item = $5-$10

I just spent $100 without even dinner.


But there's your problem.  You ain't got to impress your family, and strangely enough, you don't have to drink around them (although, depending on your kids, it helps.)

You can take a family of 4 to a game for $16 dollars if you sit in the view deck.  Allow about 20 per person for hotdogs and sodas (and you can mix a beer in that) and you're in and out for <$100.

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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2009, 09:07:20 am »
But there's your problem.  You ain't got to impress your family, and strangely enough, you don't have to drink around them (although, depending on your kids, it helps.)

You can take a family of 4 to a game for $16 dollars if you sit in the view deck.  Allow about 20 per person for hotdogs and sodas (and you can mix a beer in that) and you're in and out for <$100.

When I take the kiddos, I fill them up at {insert favorite fast food chain} dollar menu on the way to the game.  Then they share 1 soda during the game.  Eat more, costs less.
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2009, 09:15:00 am »
When I take the kiddos, I fill them up at {insert favorite fast food chain} dollar menu on the way to the game.  Then they share 1 soda during the game.  Eat more, costs less.

Do you also rip a stick of gum in half for them to share? 

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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2009, 10:38:51 am »
Do you also rip a stick of gum in half for them to share? 

They have to take turns chewing.
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2009, 11:55:02 am »
When I take the kiddos, I fill them up at {insert favorite fast food chain} dollar menu on the way to the game.  Then they share 1 soda during the game.  Eat more, costs less.

This was pretty much my dad's strategy with me and my sisters except he would also stop by Walgreen's or Eckerd's and pick up some jujubees or dots and put them in his binocular case.   

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« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2009, 11:56:06 am »
I agree.  I can't imagine taking the family to a game being a cheap summer outing.  I did the math for bringing a date to the game, and it's just not affordable:

Nice seats (to impress): $40 X 2 = $80
At least 2 beers: $7.50 X 2 = $15
Peanuts/ice cream/misc item = $5-$10

I just spent $100 without even dinner.


Some people say that $100 can be used in a more efficient manner... instead of a date, get a "date".
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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2009, 12:57:37 pm »
But there's your problem.  You ain't got to impress your family, and strangely enough, you don't have to drink around them (although, depending on your kids, it helps.)

You can take a family of 4 to a game for $16 dollars if you sit in the view deck.  Allow about 20 per person for hotdogs and sodas (and you can mix a beer in that) and you're in and out for <$100.

Tough taking my son to the park.  Not that he doesn't love it.  There is some hypnotic force that exists there that disables me from saying "NO".  We can walk through the grocery store and he asks for ice cream, I give an immediate "NO".  No problem.  We go  to the park and he asks for this, that, and everything and it's tough to deny the kiddo.  I draw the line at some items, but always spend more then planned when he comes with me.  Not to mention the numerous (and irritating) runs to the mens room to burn off his excessive liquid intake.  Suppose it's just part of being a dad.
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2009, 04:23:53 pm »
From the Chrons beer blogger (Ronnie Crocker) - LINK

Shit!  Cloyingly sweet St Arnold's at the ball park now.

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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2009, 12:15:45 pm »
Shit!  Cloyingly sweet St Arnold's at the ball park now.

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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2009, 12:27:16 pm »
I agree.  I can't imagine taking the family to a game being a cheap summer outing.  I did the math for bringing a date to the game, and it's just not affordable:

Nice seats (to impress): $40 X 2 = $80
At least 2 beers: $7.50 X 2 = $15
Peanuts/ice cream/misc item = $5-$10

I just spent $100 without even dinner.



Just a thought, but perhaps a girl whom you think needs $40 seats to be impressed really won't be impressed with a baseball game no matter where you sit.
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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2009, 12:28:58 pm »
But there's your problem.  You ain't got to impress your family, and strangely enough, you don't have to drink around them (although, depending on your kids, it helps.)

You can take a family of 4 to a game for $16 dollars if you sit in the view deck.  Allow about 20 per person for hotdogs and sodas (and you can mix a beer in that) and you're in and out for <$100.


If you go on dollar hot dog night, you can take several years off your life for 10 bucks a piece.
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« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2009, 02:44:04 pm »
All you beer drinkers need to expand your horizons.  There are other options out there besides beer, you know.
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« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2009, 02:46:06 pm »
All you beer drinkers need to expand your horizons.  There are other options out there besides beer, you know.


What the hell is wrong with people?  This is almost as bad as using splouge as a condiment/spice.

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« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2009, 02:50:40 pm »
All you beer drinkers need to expand your horizons.  There are other options out there besides beer, you know.

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