— Days Without Shea —

Filed under: Baseball | Mets | Shea
by Kingman on May 4 at 4:55PM
Thumbnail image for Budweiser at Shea StadiumWe have been following the lawsuit of 86-year-old beer vendor Mildred Block against the Aramark corporation.

Sadly, that pursuit has had its last call, as an appellate court through out her discrimination lawsuit Tuesday. Here are the details from the New York Post:

She's cut off!

An octogenarian Mets beer lady says she was reassigned to food duty at baseball games in favor of a scrappy up-and-comer -- a 75-year-old woman.

Mildred Block, 86, sued Aramark, which ran concessions at Shea Stadium, for age discrimination, but an appeals court yesterday upheld a lower court ruling saying her lawsuit is a total strikeout.

Block was moved from working a right-field beer stand to a less lucrative food booth at Shea in 2008. Her 40-year old partner was not reassigned.

Another complaint was that she made much less money in tips working at the food booth as opposed to the beer stand, where she raked in an average of $40 in tips per game.

Aramark, which ran the concessions at Shea, said the move was necessary because the line at Block's stand moved too slowly, which Block blamed on her co-worker.

The state Appellate Division found the brew-haha didn't rise to the level of discrimination.

Block currently works at Citi Field.


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