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Old 07-06-2012, 02:33 PM   #4747
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The All Star Game, like the Super Bowl, isn't for the fans. It's a big party for rich people. Real fans are priced out of it. Back in 1973, the Royals let fans send in a post card for a chance to get tickets to the game. Only one winning post card per fan would be allowed, but you could send in as many as you wanted. Each winner would get two tickets. My dad did that, and won two seats, and the price on the seats were about the same as a regular Royals game. Fast forward 40 years later, only season ticket holders can buy a seat. No drawing, no advantage to Jackson County taxpayers who RENOVATED the GODDAMN STADIUM to allow the game to come here. Only people who get to go now are the rich, and I'll bet you 75 percent of the locals who are there live in Johnson County, and didn't pay a damn dime to renovate the stadium.

So I'm not going to anything. Home run derby, futures game, nothing. I'll just watch it all on my big screen TV, which is another change since 1973. Also, it'll be 73 degrees in my living room, not the 93 degrees that are optimistically forecast for game night.
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