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100 Years of Tears

Member Since 04 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Apr 01 2014 06:37 AM

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Pricing Question

13 March 2013 - 08:30 PM

Hello Message Board...

I was just checking out ticket prices for opening day at Wrigley vs. opening day at the cell... When comparing tickets of close to equal value ($56 per seat at Wrigley and $48 per seat at the cell), the seats at Wrigley are subjected to $6.72 each for tax, $4.75 per ticket for a 'per ticket fee', and $0.43 per ticket for some other tax... that's a total of $11.90 per seat in taxes and fees ($23.80 for the 2 seats).

At the cell, the $48 seats are subjected to a $5 'convenience' charge each and $0.45 in tax each. That's a total of $10.90 in taxes in fees. What's even more infuriating is that the tax on a seat at the cell is essentially <1%.

Can anyone shed some light on why the Cubs ticket buyers are stuck paying 12% tax when Sox buyers are paying less than 1%??? I'd really like to hear the actual legal reason that this is happening.... As a STH, I've always known we were paying more in taxes than fans at the cell, but I had no idea I was getting this screwed. Why can the city impose a massive tax on one baseball team, but not the other?

What the...???

15 August 2012 - 06:29 AM

Hey, where is everybody this morning? Phil? Goat?

I feel so alone...

Last Names- Questions to Ponder

09 August 2012 - 07:53 AM

This is really just a random observation, but I've been noticing certain last names seem to be all over the league (there are about 10 Cabreras out there). I know a quick internet search would yield the results, but I thought I'd post here instead. So here are a few questions I thought would be interesting to ponder:

What's the most common last name currently in MLB?
What's the most common last name every in MLB?
What's the biggest number of brothers to play MLB?
What's the largest family (grandfathers, fathers, sons, etc.) to ever play MLB?

Anyway, hopefully this gives you something to think about other than the Cubs current losing streak... Go Cubs!

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