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How's This For Cojones?
Posted by Erik Siegrist at 1/28/2008 7:51:00 AM
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After trading Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis and leaving Kevin Gregg (at a salary of $2.5 million for 2008) as their highest-paid player, the Marlins have thoughtfully raised ticket prices for the 17 fans they have left.

Now I know full well player salaries and ticket prices have no causal connection. I'm simply amazed at the sheer gall of Florida owner Jeffrey Loria.


Posted by uglyastheycome at 1/28/2008 8:24:00 AM
I think they're trying the "Rachel Phelps" strategy. Except that in "Major League," I'm pretty sure she wanted to move the team TO Miami.

Angelos did the same thing to us here in Baltimore. Tejada's gone, and Bedard and Roberts aren't far behind .... and our ticket prices have gone up.
Posted by iceguy at 1/28/2008 10:05:00 AM
I hope everyone remembers this the next time the owners claim poverty or say that high ticket prices are the result of player salaries in the next collective bargaining agreement.
Posted by Erickson at 1/28/2008 10:15:00 AM
The Mets raised ticket prices almost 20% after choking in September. Just imagine if they had actually won something.
Posted by rowjamie at 1/28/2008 10:29:00 AM
I'd use a different C word - chutzpah.
Posted by spianow at 1/28/2008 11:28:00 AM
Pianow et al, trust me, as a Mets' Sunday plan owner who saw his seats rise 23%, I had lots of other choice words for ownership after getting my invoice, though chutzpah is a good one for our family fare here.
Posted by airjan23 at 1/28/2008 11:31:00 AM
How much did they raise prices? What percent? More than could be argued was necessary to keep up with inflation?
Posted by MPStopa at 1/28/2008 1:23:00 PM
Now consider the revenue-sharing funds intended to address small market teams' inability to support a competitive payroll. The extent to which they're actually used for that purpose is at the recipient owners' discretion - or indiscretion.
Posted by Jaycees67 at 1/28/2008 2:58:00 PM
Maybe that Mets ticket hike can be justified after today's news.
Posted by vtadave at 1/29/2008 7:23:00 PM
I know this party's probably closed but the Pirates raised ticket prices after losing 100 games a few years back.
Posted by jtopper at 1/31/2008 5:00:00 PM

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