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    Entertainment Value

    Roughly calculate how much money you have spent on the Reds this year.

    Tickets, parking, food, souivneers, apparel, mlb tv/radio, travel, time, etc etc.

    Thus far this year, have the Reds provided entertainment value that is greater than, less than or equal to the amount of money you've spent on them?
    Last edited by Ltlabner; 09-10-2006 at 01:18 PM.
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    Re: Entertainment Value

    Well, I spent a whopping $7.75 on the game last night... $5 ticket and a junior ice cream cup $2.75, and parked for free on the street. Even tho' they lost I got more than my moneys worth.
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    Re: Entertainment Value

    I spent about $10,000 to bring my family down to Cincy from Canada to watch the Reds go 2-8 on a homestand in June.

    It was sad but worth every penny.

    Even when the Reds lose it's enjoyable.

    But winning is so much better.

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    Re: Entertainment Value

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    Roughly calculate how much money you have spent on the Reds this year.

    Tickets, parking, food, souivneers, apparel, mlb tv/radio, etc etc.

    Thus far this year, have the Reds provided entertainment value that is greater than, less than or equal to the amount of money you've spent on them?
    I think that you should have added the resource of time to your list, cost benefit analysis in time expended vs other activities. Everyone has an hourly rate, and can estimate rate times hours spent on the Reds direct or indirectly and see if they obtained entertainment value in exchange.

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    Re: Entertainment Value

    I went with "about what I expected", but that's not a knock. I expected a good time and had a good time.

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    Re: Entertainment Value

    So far this year an average game has cost me $45 in tickets, parking, food, etc. Thats the total amount spent divided by 19 games attended thus far.

    Dinner and a movie with the wife can be $45+ ($18 for two movie tickets + $30 for dinner for two). Not sure how much golf $45 would get you. I would guess you can forget going to a NFL/NBA game for that much. Nascar race? Never been to one but I would guess that a going to a race can get expensive by the end of the day/weekend. Kings Island, no way.

    The Reds have been furstrating this year but they are a .500 team that experienced some early success that got our blood pumping. I've seen Freel's flat out running/sliding head-first into the RF wall catch. I've seen Philips flat out running over the shoulder catch. I saw Javy's walk off homer on a Sunday earlier this year. I've seen Ross hit two monster homers to the upper deck in LF. I watched Everday Eddie be in a bases loaded, no out jam and work his way out of it. I've seen the reds come back to win a number of times. I saw Harang pitch several mindblowingly asstounding games. I got to see Maddux pitch live for the first time in my life. I got to see Bonds hit a homer (not the thrill it could have been, but I can still tell my kids I saw one). I got to see Ryan Howard hit a homer which if he continues at this pace would be a nice memory. This is what I can remember off the top of my head.

    So overall, yea. I'd say $45 per game is a pretty good deal.
    Last edited by Ltlabner; 09-10-2006 at 01:58 PM.
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    Re: Entertainment Value

    I spent $100-150 per night for all 3 nights when the Reds were in Phoenix, and spent another several hundred to make the quick flight to watch them twice in LA.

    My usual fare every season.

    It was much more entertaining this year because they were in it on both trips. I'll take a mediocre all around .500 team at this point, rather than an awful 70-92 team.

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    Costs me 10 for parking and 10 for a ticket. I don't buy anything inside. Sometimes I buy the bums on the street a beer cuz I'm charitable like that. I've been to five games.
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    Re: Entertainment Value

    Ltlabner started the thread.

    I feel as though I got my moneys worth, for sure. directv extra innings and xm radio have given me more than a fair share of entertainment this season.

    Great having WLW on xm as well, especially when the Reds are playing good.
    Last edited by paintmered; 09-10-2006 at 04:35 PM.

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    Re: Entertainment Value

    I've only been able to make it to 2 games this year, but I took my 3 nephews with me, so it was a lot more expensive.

    Probably dropped $200-250 on 2 games... and it's always worth it.

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    Re: Entertainment Value

    Quote Originally Posted by dburke1337 View Post
    I've only been able to make it to 2 games this year, but I took my 3 nephews with me, so it was a lot more expensive.

    Probably dropped $200-250 on 2 games... and it's always worth it.
    Kids are going to cost at a ballgame - even with food taken in.
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    Re: Entertainment Value

    I've got the extra innings package in two states, the mlb audio package, xm radio, and I dropped about $500 on tickets for the Marlins series the last week of the season.

    Money well spent, a bargain, IMO.
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    Re: Entertainment Value

    I was at the Dave Ross walk-off and the Dunn GS walk off...i got my money's worth on those 2 games alone. Well also check the sig, not a lot of dissapointment this year for me!

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    Re: Entertainment Value

    Quote Originally Posted by redsmetz View Post
    I went with "about what I expected", but that's not a knock. I expected a good time and had a good time.
    x2.

    We have Reds tickets worked right into the family budget and have had for quite a few years. I don't see that changing anytime soon. My wife and I enjoy getting away for an evening for some "adult time". We take our girls down a few times each year too and they always have a very good time. We usually get them in on $5 seats so it's well worth it...except the hot dog/dippin'dots/pretzel/soda pop/cotton candy expenses tend to limit our overall savings.

    The times when my wife can't go or wants to stay home I go with my dad. It doesn't get any better than that. It's entertainment money well spent all around in my view.

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    Re: Entertainment Value

    The great thing about baseball is that even if your team losses, it should still be a good time (even if you are diehard). Baseball is one of the most pure sports around. Played outdoors, on grass, no time limit, natural wood and leather are the main tools. This is the only sport that has records from the 1800's and ealry 1900's that still stand. It's artistic and VERY intuitive. It's just great.


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