Sunday, April 1, 2007

All-Star Ripoff

I received an email from the Giants explaining what All-Star week will look like as San Fran hosts this year's All-Star game. It turns out to be much more than we bargained for. We've been looking forward to this game for quite a few years now, and we've yet to receive our invoice. So the Giants released information about tickets to the game.

Not only do we get to buy tickets to the All-Star game, but we are also required to buy tickets for the All-Star workout and home run derby, the futures game (kids they think will be stars someday), the legends and celebrity softball game (if you can freaking believe it), the All-Star fan fest (not even held at the ballpark) and an all-star week program. All this adds up to nearly 2 1/2 times the price of the game itself.

I don't even care about any of this other stuff, except the home run derby, yet we're required to buy all of it. My partners and I are kinda pissed. I just wonder if it's the Giants bright idea, or whether MLB dictated this from on high.

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