485. Baseball Fans Balk At Prices


485. The number of fans attending Yankees games this spring has decreased from last year. In a TV interview, a Yankees spokesman listed various reasons for the decreased attendance. He said, "Well, first of all, there's the weather. Spring has been cold and rainy. In fact, most people would say that we haven't even had a spring yet. We were still having winter weather in mid‐May. Next, our sluggish national economy is hurting attendance. Then, of course, two of our star players are injured. Plus, many fans are watching NBA and NHL playoffs." Watching the interview with his dad, Irwin said, "He gave us every reason but the real one. Prices! Every year ticket prices and concession prices go up. Nowadays, a beer costs me what I used to pay for a beer, a hot dog, a bag of peanuts, and a ticket!" His dad said, "And, way back when, parking!" 4.9

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