(10-12-2012 04:10 PM)dlcarst Wrote: Beer is great
(10-12-2012 04:40 PM)nolan5000 Wrote: I'm 37 and never had a beer. I'm now handicap and can't have beer, b/c I can't eat or drink anything orally. I had brain stem surgery and doctors advised me against drinking beer. I don't even feel like I missed out on something by never drinking beer. My parents told me that beer was nasty anyways.
(10-12-2012 05:12 PM)aprirr Wrote: I would have to agree with your parents. It is nasty. I'm 36, from Wisconsin AND a Brewer fan which puts me in the minority in these parts.
(10-12-2012 05:33 PM)rjcj2017 Wrote: I drink beer, but I would be all for either banning it or at least limiting it at ballparks ... maybe a $10 voucher gets you punch cards for two beers?
And once you're out of punch cards, you're out of beers?
You could sell them at the gate/ticket window, and not have any sales inside the stadium so that people couldn't just buy more punch cards during the game.
I mean, I've never understood getting drunk at a game ... isn't it exciting enough without it, and don't you want to remember it (insert "no" jokes about bad teams' games here) ...
The problem is, they make SO much money on beer, it'll never happen — you get one at a game for the same price basically as a sixer at the store.
It's like sodas at fast food restaurants — it costs them like 7 cents for a large Coke at the fast food joints.
(10-12-2012 05:49 PM)uvaspina Wrote: As far as beer goes, around these parts (metro-Detroit) people love to complain about the prices at the game. "TEN DOLLARS FOR A BEER!" they say. Actually, it's more like 8.50. And that's for 22-24oz. Which is basically 2x the size of a normal beer that people have no problem paying $3.50 for in a bar. So, we're down to the fact that someone carried 40 beers around, up and down stairs, to give you 2 of them, and they're complaining about $1.50-2.00.
(10-12-2012 08:28 PM)rjcj2017 Wrote: True, but those guys make SO much money it's worth the wear and tear on their legs and backs.
(10-12-2012 09:05 PM)jacobystealshome Wrote: red sox fans would have thrown small children onto the field
(10-12-2012 09:00 PM)uvaspina Wrote: My brother used to sell beer at cleveland browns games. -Suffice it to say, he found another calling. I don't really go to games to drink beer, but I'm glad to be able to buy one large one for ten bucks out the door (w/ tip) and call it good.
I used to work at comerica park (when it first opened). People always complain about the outrageous(!) concession prices, but there's actually a lot of people, time, and money that goes into making those stands churn for 4 hours a night. Make no mistake, the teams do just fine on concessions, but it costs a lot to keep the ship running.