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How do they pay for ballplayers high salaries?

By horrendously marking up their beer prices. From the story:

"According to local beer industry sources, the Mets' and Yanks' concessionaires purchase half-kegs in bulk for approximately $29 per half-keg, roughly half the cost charged to bars and restaurants. Each half-keg holds 1,984 ounces, or 124 16-ounce servings.

"So, if the teams sell 16-ounce servings for about $6.50, which they do, the profit over the initial purchase price of each half-keg begins when the fifth beer is sold and that profit, per half-keg, is nearly $800."

Thanks to Al Tompkins for the link.

Posted by Jake on 07/07/03 @ 02:25 PM
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