Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Two Stadiums for Next to Nothing!

If you saw opening day at the Mets new ball park, Citi Field, you probably noticed our billionaire mayor sitting in the front row behind home plate. You probably got to watch the mayor not pay attention to the game from your television, as seats to opening day were exorbitantly priced. No worry, says Mayor Mike.

You see, the mayor says that the two new ball parks created under his watch, with a price tag of well over two billion dollars, are simply a business. That's why they are charging so much. Of course, other businesses don't get to reach into taxpayer's pockets for billions of dollars, but you can just ignore that part, says Mayor Mike, the Billionaire.

"These are great additions to the skyline of New York," Bloomberg said of the Bronx stadium and the new $875 million Citi Field home of the Mets in Queens.

I'm sure you're grateful, as am I, that I can look at these ballparks from the outside as part of the skyline. If you want to go inside, of course, you may need to be a billionaire like our esteemed mayor.

"We put next to nothing into these two stadiums," Bloomberg said of public funding to support the ballpark.

He's right, of course. If you have 20 billion in the bank, as the mayor does, two billion does indeed seem small potatoes. Especially when you take it from citizens who can't afford to go to the game.


NYC Educator said...

Thank goodness we've got a regular guy like Mayor Mike to explain this stuff to us. I'd also like him to explain why his regular guy routine only gets trotted out during election season, but that's just me.

Chaz said...

I can only say that a billionare can do anything he wants to do.

Buy votes
Make deals
Of course control the media.

Pogue said...

Take me out to the ballgame,
take me out with the crowd.

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks...

No, seriously. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks. I can't afford them.

Children Last. Fans Last.
Keep it Going, Mayor Bloomberg.