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Archive for Tuesday, July 17, 2007

All-Star fan

July 17, 2007

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To the editor:

I would like to respond to the July 12 syndicated piece written by Bob Klapisch. To his notion that interleague play has ruined the All-Star game, I say baloney! He laments that all players now know each other intimately (because they have the same agents and they all golf together). Therefore, he says that there is no fire anymore in the players at All-Star time.

He used the example of Pete Rose crashing into a catcher in the 1970s compared with Alex Rodriguez tiptoeing to the plate when he was out by 5 feet. Well, perhaps the reason is A-Rod was out by 5 feet (not likely to jar the ball out of the catcher's mitt) and perhaps Pete Rose was an arrogant jerk.

Personally, I think interleague play has brought back some excitement to the game. Relying on a World Series berth in order for the Cubs to play the White Sox or the Royals to play the Cardinals is not very satisfying or realistic. I still relish the time that my daughter and I flew to Chicago for the day to watch the Royals play at Wrigley Field. Baseball still has many problems. But interleague play affecting the All-Star game affecting home field advantage is not one of them.

Roger Liebst,

Lawrence

Comments

Ragingbear 7 years, 5 months ago

Baseball still sucks. The players are still crybabies, and the tickets STILL cost a week's pay.

classclown 7 years, 5 months ago

A week's pay? Royals tickets cost from $8.00 to $32.00. What kind of low paying job do you have?

Royals 7 years, 5 months ago

Go Royals. Even though they're last, they're first with me.

Ragingbear 7 years, 5 months ago

Tickets for 4- $128 Hotdogs- $15 Beer for 2 adults- $21 Parking fees- $15

Getting stuck behind a guy trying for the Worlds Largest Afro and watching your team go on strike for not getting paid enough... Priceless.

There are some things money can't buy. For everything else we will accept credit, debit, cash or money order.

classclown 7 years, 5 months ago

You need to sit in the highest price seats? Try this...

Tickets for 4- $32 Hotdogs- Not a necessity. Eat before going to the game. Beer for 2 adults- Again not a necessity. More of a luxury. Parking fees- $15 (or nothing if you decide to not park right there.)

Even if you elect to pay for parking, by not indulging in the luxuries, you spend $47 dollars. If you wish to spend more, then that is your prerogative. However, one should not complain about a certain price when that price is of your own making.

I might also remind you that your original whine was solely about the price of tickets, and you should not include your indulgences in that cost.

kansas778 7 years, 5 months ago

The Royals have a deal where you can get four tickets, four hot dogs, four drinks, and a bag of peanuts for $40. The seats were great; we sat near the Marlins bullpen and heckled their leftfielder.

Anyway, what's ruined the All-Star game is the stupid idea to make it affect the world series.

RLIEBST 7 years, 5 months ago

Author of the letter here. Did any of the previous 6 comentators actually read the letter? It was not about Royal's ticket prices. It was about interleague play revitalizing today's game. For kansas778, I'll say this. Chances are good that which teams end up playing post-season were well represented on the All Star roster, thereby helping themselves by doing their best to win the game. It makes as much sense as alternating years for home field advantage.

ranger73 7 years, 5 months ago

The stupidest thing about the all star game is the fact they have to have a rep from each team. I like the royals and think they are on the right path, but Gil Mesche at 4-6? Ok good era but not exactly all star numbers. I also agree that interleague play isn't harming the game at all-besides, when is the next time you would see kc vs.st. louis in a world series? I think the bypass will be built before that will happen again.

ranger73 7 years, 5 months ago

oh and raginbear, if you are that concerned about how much everything costs at the game these days, the royals have all you can eat seats for like 40 bucks in club box seating, and all the food you can cram in your face for 9 innings.

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