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Friday, March 27, 2009
Cheap EatsThe Reds are going with a dollar menu at Great American Ballpark this year:
It might seem just like a fast-food restaurant when you walk into Great American Ball Park for a Reds game this season.
I've been beaten up around here in the past for screwing up on math, so tell me if I mess this up, but the way I figure it, the Reds will be charging 78% less than the original price for a hot dog that is 40% smaller than the typical size. That's a real deal, so unless they limit the number of Value Dogs per person, they may eliminate the market for their full priced dogs. If they do limit the number, however, it may create a Value Dog black market.
So I guess what I'm saying is, there will be uncontrolled chaos at Great American Ballpark this summer.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 7:00am
Wooden U. Lykteneau said...
C’mon, Craig - Don’t you remember “The Change Bank?”
Posted 03/27 at 08:28 AM
Craig Calcaterra said...
How do we make money? Volume.
Posted 03/27 at 08:42 AM
Well, I don’t know what Cincinnati is like, but, at Miller Park at least, there’s a big difference in taste between the $1 hot dogs they sell on certain days and the day-to-day dogs and brats you can otherwise get. It may not be as bad as going from Alex Rodriguez at third base to Cody Ransom, but you might be able to say it’s like going from (healthy) Ben Sheets pitching to Braden Looper. You would definitely prefer the healthy Ben Sheets, but having a couple of Braden Looper’s for cheap may be worth it.
Of course, this is Milwaukee and we do make some tasty sausage here, so the trade-off may be different elsewhere.
Posted 03/27 at 10:02 AM
Dusty sez: “Clog your arteries, not the bases.”
Posted 03/27 at 10:53 AM
“So I guess what I’m saying is, there will be uncontrolled chaos at Great American Ballpark this summer.”
You sound like Dusty Baker talking about Wily Taveras. As a Reds fan, I think I just threw up in my mouth….
Posted 03/27 at 12:19 PM