Not solely are the Cubs charging within the Nationwide League Central this season, however so are their followers. The town is promoting off items of
Not solely are the Cubs charging within the Nationwide League Central this season, however so are their followers. The town is promoting off items of Wrigley Discipline, one piece at a time! There’s something for almost each worth vary, from $5 tickets from previous video games to a uncommon stadium seat that was by accident coloured incorrect—priced at $1,500—and the whole lot in between. There may be even a reasonably complete information sportsbook of what was and, in some instances, nonetheless is, on the market.
However there’s a quite weird twist to this. THEY TAKE CREDIT CARDS! In today, when not solely is our nation virtually 1 trillion (that’s a variety of zeros, individuals! And half of that’s to communist China) dollars in bank card debt,with a primary American family owing a mean of $3,400 (and even McDonald’s taking bank cards now), right here is a chance for us to pump up that common much more. Not that it wouldn’t be neat to personal a chunk of one of the crucial beloved—if not essentially the most beloved—baseball parks in America, however that is simply inviting bother! In some states, individuals should buy lottery tickets with their bank cards… it simply doesn’t appear proper. Though the proceeds go to a superb trigger, I can simply see an avid Cubs fan getting carried away with this!
Are you able to think about what that fan’s partner will assume once they take a look at the itemized a part of their bank card invoice? I foresee a variety of Cubs followers getting the mail and hiding the invoice of their billing cycle! How would one clarify a $1,000 cost on the invoice for outdated Wrigley memorabilia? Speak about an impulse purchase!
I can hear it now:
“Honey, what are these outdated bleacher chairs doing in our eating room and lounge? And the place did all our furnishings go?”
Hey, perhaps these patrons can use the cash they obtained for his or her furnishings to pay for the bleacher seats! They’ll even make up some story about how a sure piece of their furnishings has some historic significance, like…
“That is the Texas leather-based EZ-Boy recliner during which George W. Bush virtually choked to loss of life when he obtained wasted and atea pretzel!” (Oh, how well-known a chair and a pretzel these could be! Such a conspiratorial couple that will make! They might certainly be executed below the U.S. Patriot Act by burning, their ashes placed on show on the Smithsonian! However not earlier than the ticker tape parade praised them as “The objects that saved the planet” and the ceremonial awarding of the congressional medal of honor…!). Effectively, you get the purpose.
And what in the event that they don’t pay their bank card invoice? Would the “Wrigley Repo Patrol” come and repossess the gadgets? How about in the event that they misplaced their home or automotive and even had their wages garnished as a result of they went overboard by shopping for a bunch of outdated bricks? Oh, and right here’s the neat half about shopping for a brick from the famed ballpark… with every brick is a map exhibiting precisely the place that brick was!
Hey! This might begin a complete new development! Cities pressured to construct new stadiums or threat shedding their staff can dump components of the doomed earlier stadium to assist offset the price of the brand new one! Even when they obtained simply $1,000 (and what piece of stadium wouldn’t get at the very least that?), that’s $1,000 the residents wouldn’t need to pay!
Right here in Indianapolis, we’re pressured to scrap a 24-year-old, 63,000-seat dome stadium that value over $300,000,000 and, throughout these financially robust occasions, pony up a surprising $1,000,000,000 (that’s $1 BILLION!) for a “Lucas Oil Stadium” that isn’t constructed for respectable acoustics and/or for baseball, ought to the chance come to us!
Am I method on the market in left subject, or does all the entrepreneurial imperialism hit just a bit too near house… plate?
No matter “base” is, you need to give the Cubs “credit score”: it’s an effective way to lift cash. The one objection I’ve to it’s the entire bank card deal. And with the brand new draconian chapter invoice that’s now in full impact, which doesn’t even permit an individual to declare on medical payments and/or scholar loans, and provides no exceptions in anyway to the tens of hundreds of uninsured hurricane victims, it may very well be simply too tempting for a die-hard Cubs fan to slip proper into deep debt and strike out. And all to a foul, unhealthy “no-no resolution” pitcher!
This is only one of many, many explanation why I don’t have a bank card!
Maybe the Bush Administration can increase funds to offset the $2 BILLION per week we’re spending in Iraq by promoting off the items of shattered buildings and lives the undeclared battle has triggered. Oh! Promote items of the World Commerce constructing to assist pay for “Homeland Safety.” NO, WAIT! How about an “undertake a corrupt lobbyist program” to assist repay the three TRILLION DOLLAR funds deficit (a lot of it to Communist China…speak about “Homeland Insecurity”!).