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Opening day for Baltimore Orioles

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All I ever hear is how the economy sucks. The media is all over how many people are unemployed or losing jobs. So, let me ask you this…

Who can afford to go to opening day for the Baltimore Orioles?

Professional sporting events have become a luxury entertainment. Add it up. Ticket, refreshments and a souvenir and you can kiss that college savings good bye.

Why would you want to go to opening day for the Baltimore Orioles?

Good gracious those professional athletes make millions of dollars a year. In fact, a professional athlete will make more in one year than I will make in a life time. When we are in a good economy, I can be a spectator and dream about being as rich as them too some day. In a poor economy that dream is shattered.

How can you spend money on opening day for the Baltimore Orioles when there are so many charities that need your support?

Every time you buy a ticket to a professional sporting event you are making the rich richer. Dontcha think professional athletes should have to play without being paid? I think pro athletes should have to get a real job and play sports as a hobby… in their free time. Then we would all have a true hero to cheer for.

Written by Lara Nieberding, Online Business Manager

April 6, 2009 at 3:11 PM

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  1. I think that it would be absolutely ridiculous to make pro athletes play for free. The work that the athletes perform generates millions, even billions of dollars every year. They should most definitely get paid and paid well.

    Min. Michael Ford II

    April 6, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    • “The work that the athletes perform generates millions, even billions of dollars every year.”

      If the millions, even billions of dollars they generated every year was given back to society, I would not have a problem with athletes being paid. My problem is that society is suffering while people in the entertainment industry, including professional athletes, earn millions of dollars.

      laranieberding

      April 6, 2009 at 3:45 PM

  2. I understand your point, but you can’t blame the athletes. We have to blame ourselves for indulging.

    Min. Michael Ford II

    April 10, 2009 at 8:03 AM


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