Bud Selig Is Trying His Best Not To Look The Complete Clown But It Becomes Really Scary When You Hear Him Speak It Reminds You Of The Tv Characters Krusty The Clown And Sidesho’ Bob In His Conversations …………
It can’t have escaped everyone’s notice that with the Major League Baseball season having started. A number of the teams have come to the fore and are playing well at this point of the season.
We’ve seen the Florida Marlins in the NL East get off to a rather quick start 11-4 start to the season. The thinking was that the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets would have the division all to themselves making it nothing more than a two horse race as the season progresses.
In light of that it can’t have escaped everyone’s notice however that after the euphoric start to the season. A number of teams however are now seeing empty seats within their stadiums for home games. One can merely put it down to the fact that these are tough economic times for not only the fans but also for the franchises themselves.
And as strange as it may seem Commissioner Bud Selig has basically carried on as if the health of the game is in a really great state. But if that were the case then why would he be overly concerned with the situation where he’s said to seeking engage in a conversation with the Wilpons and Steinbrenners as the respective owners of the two New York baseball franchises as to their ticket prices ?
Both the New York Mets and New York Yankees have seen a downturn in attendances for home games. And nowhere is this more significant than with seats situated behind home plate at both stadiums. So much so that the prices sought by the two teams respectively hasn’t led to throngs of fans bidding to purchase these premium priced seats. For the New York Yankees they range in price from $500-00 to $ 2,625-00 for seats in the Legends Suites.
For the Mets with fewer premium seats within their particular edifice. The Delta Club Area behind the dugout . There the prices are a little less in terms of the overall charges which range from $175-00 up $495-00. It’d be remiss to to think at this moment in time it is only the Mets and Yankees who are in this predicament. But in reality it runs the gamut of the major league teams ut it has become more acute because of who these two teams are.
The Yankees average attendance is approximately 45,000 , whereas the New York Mets average 37,000 per home attendance for their season openers. However as the season progresses if we continue to see these figures prevail. It’ll be hard to see how these can be explained away by not only the commissioner but also by both the Yankees and Mets’ hierarchy. Strangely enough with Selig now visiting both franchises to discuss this situation . One has to wonder if he’d show the same sort of concern were this any other team within league ?
Could it that merely because it’s the New Mets and Yankees and their new facilities he’s showing this sort of concern ? He’s never shown any forthright concern over any other franchise with the attention he’s now said to be showing the two New Yor franchises. He’s stood idly by whilst over the last decade the Florida Marlins have toiled and haranged the local municipalities as well as county and state legislatures in order to get some sort of a response in attaining a state of the art facility.
More and more we’ve seen that Bud Selig picks and chooses his battles in order to attain the publicity needed to enhance his reputation and that he thinks will be of benefit to himself and Major League Baseball.Curiously enough to listen to Selig speak about the health and credibility of the game . Is to witness animated characters Krusty The Clown and Sidesho’ Bob from the Fox tv show ” The Simpsons”. Oblivious to what’s really happening around him. He’s of the opinion that his self worth is greater than those who are subordinates of his. Comedic in tone as always the sound bytes from Bud Selig are always welcomed. But now with his own credibility coming into question primarily from the fans. It’s hard to see what this sort of altruism being sought by Selig will amount to at the end of the day. It certainly won’t change the mindset of the fans overall. If anything it’ll do nothing more than prove that what many of already know about the game. And that’s financially it’s a complete mess .
Fortunately all of the major parties concerned are too stupid to realize that fact. That ranges from the hierarchy on down to the owners and the Players’ Union. They’d rather carry on as if things are the same hearkening back to the days when the ballparks were filled with fans who couldn’t get enough of the game. Now the game yearns the fans but their own concerns are far more acute than anything that baseball has to offer the fans as a respite.