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Offline PowerBoater69

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Re: Lerners are Cheap - 2017
« Reply #175: March 21, 2017, 01:24:07 PM »
The Nats are charging $5 for water for the visiting broadcasters.

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The Braves’ radio guys just complained that water is $5 in the press box at the Ballpark of The Palm Beaches


https://twitter.com/Todd_Dybas/status/844236438313099266

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Re: Lerners are Cheap - 2017
« Reply #176: March 21, 2017, 01:36:03 PM »
The Nats are charging $5 for water for the visiting broadcasters.
 

https://twitter.com/Todd_Dybas/status/844236438313099266

I find that funny as hell.    Thanks for the post.

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« Reply #177: March 21, 2017, 01:41:41 PM »
The Nats are charging $5 for water for the visiting broadcasters.
 

https://twitter.com/Todd_Dybas/status/844236438313099266
Should be $10 for NL East teams. And the Yankees.  And the Red Sox.

It is cheap but for broadcasters, who make good money and essentially get a one month paid vacation in Florida each year, to complain about this is strange.

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« Reply #178: March 21, 2017, 01:43:21 PM »
Should also mention that this isn't an issue for Charlie and Dave since the Nats are saving $by not broadcasting the game.

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Re: Lerners are Cheap - 2017
« Reply #179: March 21, 2017, 01:45:29 PM »
The Nats are charging $5 for water for the visiting broadcasters.
 

https://twitter.com/Todd_Dybas/status/844236438313099266

man, wtf? that is stupid and petty

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« Reply #180: March 21, 2017, 02:16:52 PM »
There have been 3 weeks worth of games already, almost all of them broadcast on the radio, but this guy is the first one to complain about being charged for water.  Something doesn't add up there.

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« Reply #181: March 21, 2017, 02:23:08 PM »
Funny. It's only $4 in the stands.

More Braves are the Knights Templar of Unwritten Baseball Rules and Huge Anti-American D'bag action.

man, wtf? that is stupid and petty

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« Reply #182: March 21, 2017, 02:26:17 PM »
There have been 3 weeks worth of games already, almost all of them broadcast on the radio, but this guy is the first one to complain about being charged for water.  Something doesn't add up there.

his next tweet is

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They noted the organizations who use the stadium —  the Astros and Nationals — don’t make decisions about such things.


so who are they nagging about then?

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« Reply #183: March 21, 2017, 02:32:12 PM »
Funny. It's only $4 in the stands.

I'm assuming that they are tipping the vendors.

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« Reply #184: March 21, 2017, 02:35:32 PM »
They're just prepping the Cobb County faithful for the up-scale prices they are going to be paying in the Waffle House.

his next tweet is


so who are they nagging about then?

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« Reply #185: March 21, 2017, 02:35:35 PM »
his next tweet is


so who are they nagging about then?

I didn't include that because of course the Nats can control whether guest broadcasters get comp water. This is a team that had me OK a 20 page legal disclaimer in order to access my tickets. They are control freaks, if they want to have water in the press box there will be water in the press box.

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Re: Lerners are Cheap - 2017
« Reply #186: March 21, 2017, 05:07:01 PM »
They are control freaks, if they want to have water in the press box there will be water in the press box.
next thing you know, they'll be charging Van Halen for the green M & Ms.

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« Reply #187: March 21, 2017, 05:23:40 PM »
next thing you know, they'll be charging Van Halen for the green M & Ms.

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« Reply #188: March 21, 2017, 06:01:06 PM »
NATS PARK, 2019:

"DUE TO THE RECENT FREE AGENT LOSSES AND EXPECTED ATTENDANCE DECLINE, WE HAVE TO MAKE UP REVENUE AND WILL THEREFORE BE CHARGING $5.00 PER BATHROOM USE, WITH THE OPTION TO BUY A GAME PASS FOR $8.00 TO GO AS OFTEN AS YOU WOULD LIKE."*


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« Reply #189: March 21, 2017, 06:21:05 PM »
NATS PARK, 2019:

"DUE TO THE RECENT FREE AGENT LOSSES AND EXPECTED ATTENDANCE DECLINE, WE HAVE TO MAKE UP REVENUE AND WILL THEREFORE BE CHARGING $5.00 PER BATHROOM USE, WITH THE OPTION TO BUY A GAME PASS FOR $8.00 TO GO AS OFTEN AS YOU WOULD LIKE."*


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That would bring a whole new meaning to a personal seat license.

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« Reply #190: March 21, 2017, 06:31:39 PM »
NATS PARK, 2019:

"DUE TO THE RECENT FREE AGENT LOSSES AND EXPECTED ATTENDANCE DECLINE, WE HAVE TO MAKE UP REVENUE AND WILL THEREFORE BE CHARGING $5.00 PER BATHROOM USE, WITH THE OPTION TO BUY A GAME PASS FOR $8.00 TO GO AS OFTEN AS YOU WOULD LIKE."*


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$1 beers $20 bathroom passes?

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Re: Lerners are Cheap - 2017
« Reply #191: March 21, 2017, 07:25:24 PM »
NATS PARK, 2019:

"DUE TO THE RECENT FREE AGENT LOSSES AND EXPECTED ATTENDANCE DECLINE, WE HAVE TO MAKE UP REVENUE AND WILL THEREFORE BE CHARGING $5.00 PER BATHROOM USE, WITH THE OPTION TO BUY A GAME PASS FOR $8.00 TO GO AS OFTEN AS YOU WOULD LIKE."*


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If the Lerners do that I become an A's fan or Rays fan. Whoever is the worst team in baseball because it would still be better than being a fan of a team owned by these numb nuts who know business, but don't know baseball business.

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Re: Lerners are Cheap - 2017
« Reply #193: March 21, 2017, 09:42:15 PM »
$1 beers $20 bathroom passes?

 :spit:

And free popcorn.

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Re: Lerners are Cheap - 2017
« Reply #194: March 22, 2017, 08:45:45 AM »
NATS PARK, 2019:

"DUE TO THE RECENT FREE AGENT LOSSES AND EXPECTED ATTENDANCE DECLINE, WE HAVE TO MAKE UP REVENUE AND WILL THEREFORE BE CHARGING $5.00 PER BATHROOM USE, WITH THE OPTION TO BUY A GAME PASS FOR $8.00 TO GO AS OFTEN AS YOU WOULD LIKE."*


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Don't laugh...they're actually thinking of doing this on the airlines.

In other news, I heard yesterday that the Lerners trail only the Mars candy family in Washington-area billionaire status (per Forbes magazine).

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« Reply #195: March 22, 2017, 11:09:36 AM »
Don't laugh...they're actually thinking of doing this on the airlines.

Link please.

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« Reply #196: March 22, 2017, 11:11:36 AM »
next thing you know,

Old Jed's a millionaire?

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« Reply #197: March 22, 2017, 12:07:40 PM »
Link please.

Ryanair was gonna do it but the BAA said Don't Even Try.

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« Reply #198: March 22, 2017, 12:12:16 PM »
Link please.

I can't imagine this happening on domestic flights.

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« Reply #199: March 22, 2017, 12:20:51 PM »
http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/Green/paying-pee-airlines-critics-call-ryanairs-fee-inhumane/story?id=10355139. <=== RyanAir, and I don't think they have any flight longer than about 4 hours. It's all short-ish flights.

A few years back, USAir tried charging for water and soda, that didn't work out too well (even though Spirit and Frontier do exactly that now).

A few years back, paying for a seat assignment was unheard-of....now it's becoming the norm, at least on discounted "economy minus" fares (delta and now AA do it, and WN has always been open seating).

The airlines will be as cheap as people let them. And the American public does shop for airfare on price so there will continue to be a race to the bottom.