Close to Home by John McPherson

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  1. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The Anti-Trust exemption that just keeps on giving.

  2. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Unlike people whose presence sells millions of tickets and TV rights in a movie. They’re happy to let the studio owners take all the money and generally are willing to work for free. Athletes should be more like them, and all of us should remember: It’s the people at the top who deserve the money, not the people who simply provide the value.

  3. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, 12 months ago

    @TJDestry

    Athletes are comparable to actors; team owners to studio heads. The best get the most money. (although the connection between quality and money for actors is often tenuous,) Studios and major league franchises, athletes and actors, have all gone bankrupt at various times.

  4. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, 12 months ago

    @Chris Maple

    Yeah, I may be a bleeding heart liberal, but atheletes command high salaries because people are willing to pay good money to watch them play. Ticket prices are high because demand exceeds supply (especially in New England where the Pats, Sox, Bruins, AND Celtics all are perennial contenders). And, I’d rather my ticket money go to the players…I don’t go to a game to watch an owner.

  5. battle of plattsburgh

    battle of plattsburgh said, 12 months ago

    This sounds like the Yankees injured list.

  6. phil m

    phil m said, 12 months ago

    They pay the players such absurd money that ticket prices are so high only the very rich can still afford to go to the games. Just plain sad.

  7. prfesser

    prfesser said, 12 months ago

    This is why I stopped watching baseball in 1996, and why I no longer watch any professional sports.

  8. Boise Ed

    Boise Ed GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Kylie2112

    I’m not (willing to pay good money to watch them play). When I need my baseball or hockey fix, I go to the local minor-league team. The talent level is close and the attitude is much better.

  9. RUBBER DUCKY

    RUBBER DUCKY GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The ticket price for the nose bleed section for the about to begin Rolling Stones Tour will be $500……my wife said she can easily make my nose bleed at home…thank you Mick…..

  10. TheTruthHurts

    TheTruthHurts said, 12 months ago

    @prfesser

    You may have stopped attending games, but make no mistake, you STILL PAY ! Those 2 mi. Super Bowl commercials were just added to the cost of the product/s . ( just don’t drink beer ! ) LOL

  11. TheTruthHurts

    TheTruthHurts said, 12 months ago

    @TheTruthHurts

    As a matter of fact the recent disclosure the LOCAL TV rights contract for the LA Dodgers was in the BILLON/s, NOT Millions !

  12. TheTruthHurts

    TheTruthHurts said, 12 months ago

    @TheTruthHurts

    local=loco ?

  13. sandflea

    sandflea GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @TJDestry

    You must be a 1%’er.

  14. prfesser

    prfesser said, 12 months ago

    @TheTruthHurts

    I don’t drink beer, thank you. Not because of its financing of professional sports (but that’s a good reason), but because it makes me ill (literally). I’m a wino.

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