— Days Without Shea —

Filed under: Baseball | Mets | Shea
by Kingman on June 21 at 11:35AM

BackMoises Alou. Luis Castillo. Pedro Martinez. El Duque. Matt Wise. Ryan Church. Brian Schneider. Kingman.

What do we all have in common?

We have now all spent time on the disabled list this season.

Sorry I didn’t get to post the past couple days. Kingman was off on a little business trip and then yanked out his old back again. I am just now able to sit back down in front of a computer again and type.

While we were rehabbing, there was this interesting item from the AP the other day. Could ticket prices become a campaign issue in 2008?

New York lawmakers want any pro sports team that builds a stadium with public funds to set aside a block of low-cost tickets.

Democrats in the Assembly majority say that any professional sports team _ including the New York Yankees _ that wants public financial backing for a stadium should have to set aside tickets at a price fans of moderate and low income could afford.

Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh of Manhattan says the teams have that responsibility if they take public financing.

The Yankees are seeking more public funding for their new stadium, the New York Mets are replacing Shea Stadium and the NBA's Nets plan to move to a new arena in Brooklyn.

There is no support yet for the ticket proposal in the Republican-led Senate.




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