You keep telling Tribe fans to quit whining about the “dynamic pricing” scam perpetrated by the Indians. You wrote that the “buy early and save” slogan indicates the Indians lower prices early and then bring them up to normal prices by game day.
This is absolutely not true unless you consider over $30 a normal price for bleacher seats and $25 a normal price for upper-deck outfield seats that normally had been $12.
I have two 20-game plans, so I understand the value of having season tickets. I highly recommend it to save money, be guaranteed the same seats that you like, and have postseason priority.
But the “dynamic pricing” policy really does screw the game-day fan who isn’t as fortunate as I am to be able to plan ahead to buy tickets to games.
Let me be crystal clear about this (again). I have neither endorsed nor criticized so-called dynamic pricing, the practice of charging more for tickets to see popular teams like the Yankees and Red Sox or for games on summer weekends.
I wrote about deeply discounted tickets that are offered regularly.
I notice that you took my advice, so why are you complaining for others who don’t?
I enjoyed your article very much regarding the apathy for the Indians, compared with the overwhelming interest and nonstop conversation of the Browns.
Perhaps it would be justified if the Indians won a quarter of their games, but the fans don’t seem to make that connection. It is odd that the Indians in the past couple of years actually spent 40-plus games in first place, but the fans have not paid attention.
As a lifelong Indians fan, it appalls me that this balance is so lopsided, despite the Indians’ ability to contend at times, where the Browns do not.
I listen to the two major sports radio stations in Cleveland, and I have emailed them on why they hardly ever talk about baseball. In their response, they state that their management prompts them to highlight the Browns “when they are in season,” which seems to have no end.
Now that WKNR and WKRK have contracts with the Browns, it will be interesting to see how that works.
There is an axiom of talk radio that postulates if a topic is embraced by most listeners, pound it to death. Afraid you won’t get much satisfaction unless the NFL goes out of business.