Well, this is my first time writing a blog. I hope you guys find this entertainable and enjoy the read.
There is 1 thing that I am tired of hearing and reading about. No it is not the Browns draft, but the Indians attendance. Lets face it, why would we not want to talk about and watch a first place baseball team. I have much respect for our local respected media members that keep bringing this to light to try and bring more people downtown, but I do have a problem with the the media that throws it down our throats and do not even attend games themselves. It’s not just the media, but pretty much all people that just like to complain. I can only wish that the media members sitting on their couches typing out 140 character tweets would actually be typing those out from the stands. I really can’t stand when the national media starts blaming us fans for not going to games. I mean, how can somebody that lives 500 miles or more away from here, know how it really is. How many games does the national media actually pay to attend themselves. I know that some of the local media still have to pay to park and for food like the rest of us. The only thing they are recieving are complimentary press pass tickets. Well, how often are the Indians giving away tickets through specials and promotions? They are probably one of the most generous professional sports teams that we know.
There are many members of our media that actually attend games on their off days and interact with the fans. Lets face it. How many of you go to your work or like to talk about it on your day off? I know i dont.
There are many excuses coming from all around. One being the economy. Well I have a feeling that the people that say they can’t afford to go to an Indians game will be the same people that love spending their hard earned money at the new casino. The other excuse is the weather. I know we all do not like to sit outside and go to games when it is 40 degrees and raining outside. Ok, fine. BUT there is other places to enjoy the game from including the new Kids Clubhouse. Rain, Snow, Cold, and Sunshine, there is always a place to watch the game from inside the stadium and still be comfortable. I have attended a few games myself this year and will continue to do so. It is a great experience and everyone should experience it when capable of doing so.
Parking is another excuse I hear a lot about. Well, don’t be scared off by the private parking lots charging $20 -$25 directly outside the stadium. The gateway garage is only $12 and surrounding parking lots are anywhere from $5 – $10. That is a great deal and you only need to walk about a block to get to the stadium.
I support all of our teams and will only continue to do so. I hope to see the stadium full again like it was in the mid 90′s and can only hope it doesn’t take till the playoffs for that to happen.
Thank you for taking the time to read my first blog. I hope to write some more sooner rather than later !
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