Seems as though the N&R’s unrelenting boosterism of First Horizon Park hit a wall with their May 4th front pager.  Despite JR’s defense of the article, many readers continue to take exception to the message of the article:  People drink a lot of beer at the ballpark on Thursday nights.

Although I think much of the protesting is a tad bit ‘holier-than-thou’, a letter in yesterday’s paper asks a good question:  “…When is $1 Coke/Ice Cream Night for families?

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  1. Posted May 18, 2006 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    I also liked the family night question, not as a dig at cheap-beer night (with which I have no problem), but as an excellent marketing idea.

  2. Posted May 18, 2006 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    I agree. Though maybe we could solve two issues at once. How about Beer Floats?

  3. Posted May 18, 2006 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    I sit out there in the beer mass and despite the police having to use mace twice last year, the owners really preferred the cash over the bad press. I spoke with several of the minority owners asking why continue with the $1 beer, when they have definitely achieved their goal of letting everyone know the park is here. It’s all about the revenue, especially since their expenses have greatly increased.

    The stadium has a family section and area, that is heavily used on most nights (thanks to the Rotary Club).

  4. Posted May 22, 2006 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Mmm. Coke floats.

    That said, who was so stupid as to believe that people coming to baseball games with their kids would NOT want to drink a beer at their seats? Anyone who thinks otherwise is welcome to take mine to a game. ;-)