Don't go to ball games....

Don't go to ball games....

Post by Jonny G Galaga video game exper » Tue, 04 Apr 1995 04:00:00


Now that the real ballplayers will be back on April 26, I am urging you,
my fellow baseball fans, NOT to attend major league games until at least
75 have been played.  I figure 75 because we as fans were screwed
out of about 50 games last season and will miss 20 games this season.
No matter what side of the dispute you are on, it will show owners and
players where their income/revenue comes from.

"Hell no, we won't go to the old, baaaalll gaaaaaame!!!"

 
 
 

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Post by Eric Sieferm » Wed, 05 Apr 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
>Now that the real ballplayers will be back on April 26, I am urging you,
>my fellow baseball fans, NOT to attend major league games until at least
>75 have been played.  I figure 75 because we as fans were screwed
>out of about 50 games last season and will miss 20 games this season.
>No matter what side of the dispute you are on, it will show owners and
>players where their income/revenue comes from.

Fan boycott postings are becoming as common as MAKE.MONEY.FAST.  And just
as valuable.

Quote:
>"Hell no, we won't go to the old, baaaalll gaaaaaame!!!"

May the Mariner Moose pee on your leg.

 
 
 

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Post by George Grapm » Wed, 05 Apr 1995 04:00:00


: Now that the real ballplayers will be back on April 26, I am urging you,
: my fellow baseball fans, NOT to attend major league games until at least
: 75 have been played.  I figure 75 because we as fans were screwed
: out of about 50 games last season and will miss 20 games this season.
: No matter what side of the dispute you are on, it will show owners and
: players where their income/revenue comes from.

: "Hell no, we won't go to the old, baaaalll gaaaaaame!!!"

    This is not enough. Hard as it may be we have tro sit out the entire
season. If you have a seaason ticket plan tell the clubs that you want
your sam seats in 1996  also.

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Allis » Thu, 06 Apr 1995 04:00:00

WARNING: If you don't want to read about boycotting games, do not read
this message.  I wouldn't want anybody to complain that they had to read
a message they don't want to read.

Quote:
>>> ... yet another original whiny fan boycott request

>>Fan boycott postings are becoming as common as MAKE.MONEY.FAST.  And just
>>as valuable.

>Ain't that the truth.

   Maybe, maybe not.  Maybe they post because they think it's important.  
Maybe they want to see some message sent to the owners and players.

Quote:
>Lord I'm getting sick of logging onto here every
>day and seeing which ignorant newbies crawled out from under their rocks
>today, discovered the existance of r.s.bb 20 minutes ago, and posted for
>the world to see one of two things:

   I'm not a newbie.

Quote:
>Between this joker and the yahoo who suggested that today's players aren't
>as good as they were in some prior generation, I can definitely understand
>the frustration that would lead Mr. Huckabay et al to take a self-imposed
>exile from here tired of both the breadth and depth of repetitive, stupid
>posts that find their way here daily.

   Maybe the constant repitition says something in itself.

Quote:
>ATTENTION BOYCOTTERS:  TAKE YOUR REQUESTS TO ALT.ANGST OR SOMEWHERE ELSE
>WHERE THE PAIN IN YOUR HEART WILL BE APPRECIATED.  WE'VE HEARD IT ALL
>BEFORE HERE.  YOU ARE NOT ORIGINAL.  PLEASE GO AWAY.

   If the messages were posted to other groups, they won't reach anybody
who can do anything about it.

   And it's an important message.  It's important because the greedy
owners and the greedy players (millionaires who play on plastic grass and
sell their autographs to kids) seem to not be able to just agree to split
the profits and be done with it, and get on to enjoying the game.

   Their greed results in stopping the 'game' (?) of baseball.  Not only
is this unneccessary, and disrespectful to the fans (who pay the bills),
but it hurts many working people (who are not millionaires) who earn
their living from the game.

   I believe the reason the 'newbie jokers and yahoos' keep posting is
because they're PO'd.  They feel that it's very important that the people
send a strong message to these greedheads that says 'if you disrespect
us, and the working people, and the game, one more time, because you're
so greedy you can't even share the profits, you can all go straight to hell'.

   Obviously, from previous posts, others disagree, and they have a right
to.  But so do those who are fed up, and think it's important to send the
owners and players the only kind of message they seem to understand.

   My suggestion would be for everybody to go to, and watch on TV, only
half the games they usually do.  On the one hand it will send them a
message they will listen to, and on the other hand it won't be hard to do
like stopping all together.

   BTW, it's an interesting thing that the baseball strike drove Michael
Jordan away.  Not that there was any guarantee he would have been great at
baseball too, but it's an interesting symbol.  The strike has also driven
me, and others, away to basketball, to some degree.

   I guess it comes down to this: you are being disrespected by rich,
greedy people.  Are you willing to take it like a 'joker or yahoo'?  Or
do you want to send them all a message?

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Post by Dan Reut » Thu, 06 Apr 1995 04:00:00



Quote:
> Now that the real ballplayers will be back on April 26, I am urging you,
> my fellow baseball fans, NOT to attend major league games until at least
> 75 have been played.  I figure 75 because we as fans were screwed
> out of about 50 games last season and will miss 20 games this season.

€ But if you think about it, who would suffer?  The players have
guaranteed contracts, so they are assured of a payday no matter what the
attendance is.  Most owners would be able to survive, too, because of the
money they get from commercial revenue.

€ I agree that the total disregard that players and owners have for us,
the fans, should be addressed. But, how??  What can fans do to show our
dissatisfaction that would truly be effective??

 
 
 

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Post by Carl Rempe » Thu, 06 Apr 1995 04:00:00






: >>
: >> ... yet another original whiny fan boycott request
: >>
: >Fan boycott postings are becoming as common as MAKE.MONEY.FAST.  And just
: >as valuable.
: >
: Ain't that the truth.  Lord I'm getting sick of logging onto here every
: day and seeing which ignorant newbies crawled out from under their rocks
: today, discovered the existance of r.s.bb 20 minutes ago, and posted for
: the world to see one of two things:

Funny, I didn't see the original post attacking you in
any way.  But of course it is soooo _noble_ of you to
resort to attacking someone position without provication.

Look, this is a forum for presenting and discussing items
as they relate to pro baseball.  And individuals who post
an article here that does not need to be corrected or
does not flame someone does not deserve the types of
responses he has gotten.  Personally, I was not
offended by the original post, however, I found
the followup posts to be highly offensive and a
waste of my time.  

A statement keeps popping up here.  It is in regard
to posters being attacked here without provocation and
basically being flamed into submission.  If this
statement is to be proven false, then this is the
wrong way to do it.  The responses I've seen here
only contribute to that idea and give it merit.

By the way, I will boycott games this year.  Not
because I think it will do any good.  Not because
it will change the way baseball conducts business.
I do it for personal reasons and as an expression
of my discontent for the current state of affairs.
If some people agree, fine.  If others disagree, fine.
We are all free to make our own decisions.  And as
long as I do not state anything inaccurate or flame
someone, I don't expect to be flamed back.  

Also, I don't believe an organized boycott will have
any effect on baseball.  For every person you boycotts,
there will be someone who will more than happy to take
his place.  And I think it is totally inaccurate to state
that baseball owes the fans nothing.  If you pay to see
games, if you buy the merchandise, if you support the teams
by using your tax dollars to build the places that they
play in, then yes, they owe you a viable product.

Carl J. Rempert

 
 
 

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Post by Don Pajer » Fri, 07 Apr 1995 04:00:00

[snip]

 And I think it is totally inaccurate to state

Quote:
>that baseball owes the fans nothing.  If you pay to see
>games, if you buy the merchandise, if you support the teams
>by using your tax dollars to build the places that they

 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Quote:
>play in, then yes, they owe you a viable product.

>Carl J. Rempert

I am increasingly troubled by the situation with respect to
professional sports facilities, in that - as Mr. Rempert
points out - many (maybe most) of them are publicly-built
and -owned structures. We're all familiar with the scenario
in which a team owner uses a threat to move as a way of
extorting a new stadium out of the city or county in which
his team currently plays. Why do governments have to build
these things, and not the teams? What other industry can
expect the local government to supply them with a facility
in which to operate?

I agree with Mr. Rempert: if a team is playing in a
publicly-owned ballpark, especially one that was built
at their behest, then they *do* have an obligation to
the fans.

Don Pajerek

Standard disclaimers apply.