Sunday, May 17, 2009
The fun police were out in force yesterday at Maryland's Pimlico Racetrack. The greedy ownership was already facing bankruptcy and a threat by the Governor of Maryland to seize the track through eminent domain. (perhaps the single most fascist concept to come out of America's slide towards becoming the new Soviet Union.) So these geniuses thought it would be a good idea to ban the spectators from bringing their own beverages, including beer, onto the infield.
Their greed cost them. Fans were not impressed with 16-ounce plastic cups of Budweiser for $3.50 a pop. Attendance dropped a staggering 31.6% or by more than 30,000 paying customers. When will these idiots learn? Sports is going get a massive slap in the face in the next few years. Call it well deserved comeuppance.
Read more here in the Washington Post.