Nolan Ryan, unplugged

Well, you’re obviously aware of the impact that contracts and the escalation of salaries have on the game and the thing that concerns me is keeping the game affordable for families and that’s what our goal is: to have affordable family entertainment. Now, of all professional sports, we’re still number one in that area; finding ways because of the number of games that we play to discount tickets, to put on promotions on certain nights to allow families to come to the games. But, as salaries continue to escalate and expenses pertaining to the club and the organization continue to escalate, that challenge continues to be greater every year. So, we have to try and be creative as we can and we certainly do not lose focus is that the fans are our bread and butter and that we have to try to do everything we can within our ability to enable them to come to the ball games and enjoy the ball games.

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11 thoughts on “Nolan Ryan, unplugged

  1. There is something else that he says in here that's interesting that i've never seen any evidence about: Left field v.s. Center in regard to injury and wear and tear. I understand that left field would hide defensive struggles that one might have playing in center, but does it really impact the amount of injuries sustained? After all, left field in the Bronx has another wall to contend with when compared to center where you probably do a bit more running. @Jason, how about another post?! :)

  2. Just trying to give you more ideas to please the masses! I appreciate your work and it is a constant cure to workday boredom, if that makes you feel better!

  3. Question (Where's Larry for this, though that's not the question?)–did players' salaries bring ticket prices up, or did higher prices bring player salaries up?

  4. Personally, I think total gross team income inflated the salaries. No matter what, the ticket prices are going to follow the supply/demand of each individual market. The Yankees are going to maximize their profitability by finding the sweet spot between selling out and charging as much as possible. I'm thinking the math is a bit different with the Yankees as opposed to most other organizations because of the size of the market and the market reach the interlocking NY has on fashion as well as baseball, but I do remember Boras talking years ago about how much money the owners were making and that he was trying to make sure the players got their "fair share".

    I'd be interested to know what % of the yankees money comes from the tickets as opposed to YES and all of the advertisements all over the stadium;