Ok first off.... TeamCasey.. I in no way meant you, when I was talking about ridiculous posts, sorry if it seemed that way...In fact, I shouldnt have even put that at all, I honestly dont know who I was referring to. I was just heated...
RFIC, You say baseball wont fold up and go away? what is it going to do then, Are the owners just going to suck it up and take losses year in and year out?
You are right, It will show baseball that it cant take fans for granted.... But I ask you this, what will it take to bring you back to the park? lower ticket prices? lower concession prices? Better players? all these things take away from revenue, which (sadly) is what major league baseball is all about. Basically, what I am saying is that the owners will have very few options if everyone stops going to games. which leads me to believe that they could fold.
I just really think it is stupid to boycott something that you love, simply because the providers stop giving it for a while. No one is forcing carl lindner to keep the reds in cincy where he averages less than half his capacity attendance per game. Hell, The owners could decide tomorrow that they dont want to have baseball anymore, then what will we do?
I think we as fans take baseball for granted alot, we dont remember that we ultimatley have no say in the demise of this game, It is ran by businessmen that can do what they want. Look at art modell, (disclaimer: I think it was very funny when Cleveland lost their team, but thats only because I hate the browns). Art wasnt happy with the way things were going in Cleveland, so he packed up and left, and no one could do jack. What is to stop Carl Lindner from doing that if after a strike, we average 5000 people a game?
I just think you all should think about the consequences before you make such a rash decision. Maybe baseball means alot more to me than the average person. But I do not want to see baseball taken away from me.
Did anyone stop shipping UPS after they struck a couple years ago?
Heres to hoping that this is all a moot point and there is an agreement before the 30th!!