Originally Posted by Unassisted
When I look at the title of this thread "Baseball Payrolls Up!", I immediately think about where the money for those payrolls comes from. And it's not just from ticket sales or concession sales at the ballpark. If the Reds were dependent on making that revenue stream off of me, they'd go broke, since I live 1,000 miles away from Cincinnati.
Next time you pay your cable TV or satellite dish bill, you can think about this, too. Part of the money you pay your cable or satellite dish operator is going back to the TV stations and cable networks that televise MLB games. The operator pays money back to those programmers, in the form of monthly license fees.
If you don't like seeing your cable bill go up every year, it's a bad thing. If you see it as a cost of being a sports fan and getting access to a vast array of games on TV, that's reasonable. It's just not something that should be ignored. Those payrolls are going up with your money.
It is the entertainment industry correct?
Only Hockey is wedded to fannies in the seats for revenue