Su­per­star salaries lead to low O’s at­ten­dance

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD - Marylu Sil­bergeld, Bal­ti­more

I en­joyed the base­ball his­tory les­son by Erik M. Jensen (“Breath­ing old life into base­ball,” Sept. 22). It took meback to when we did idol­ize cer­tain team mem­bers such as Brooks Robin­son and Ed­die Mur­ray but didn’t lose sight that it was a team sport.

Now, it seems to be all about the in­di­vid­ual player and be­ing sure he earns his mega-salary. But one glar­ing point was omit­ted. What I re­ally miss is the days when we could walk to Memo­rial Sta­dium on the spur of the mo­ment and buy a ticket for un­der $10. The cost is pro­hib­i­tive now for most work­ing fam­i­lies, and one game a year may cost up­ward of $300 for the “cheap” seats for a fam­ily of four.

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