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The Economics of Joe West

With Joe West’s comments fresh on everyone’s minds, maybe MLB needs to remind Joe from an economical stand point that he needs to shut his mouth.  The average ticket costs to see a Red Sox game is roughly $53, meaning a family of four pays $212 for a game at Fenway that is without parking, food and whatever.  Now bring the Yankees into town and you have to multiple those numbers by 4-8 times just to get into the game.  When I have to pay that much money to see my team and support the life line of MLB and the Umpires Union, I don’t care how long the game takes and who it upsets in the Networks.  Play ball until my eyes bleed, I want to soak in the atmosphere of every last pitch and at bat that my money has to offer. I have an idea Joe, let's shorten your pay.  Why should MLB and the union pay you the same amount for doing less work? In today’s sad economy it is all about the value of the dollar and from what we are being told is that MLB does not care. If MLB and Bud support Joe’s comments than fans need to take a step back and realize that we have two options.  One is to continue to support or favorite team no matter the cost and deal with what MLB is shoving down our throats; or two not attend games anymore.  Money is the key to the success of this league and why television ratings are so important to the networks that support MLB.  Maybe Bud can convince Joe West and the other umpires to speed the game up by starting every count 0-1 even before the player comes to bat.  God forbid we miss the beginning of another reality show because the game ran to long.

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