A Deep Thought from Opening Day at the Ballpark

by Jason Epstein


Anyone care to explain this beer-pricing anomaly at Nats Park?  Twelve-ounce cans of domestic swill, such as Miller Lite, purchased from patrolling vendors will set you back $8.50, whereas a 16-ounce can of Heineken is only $9. Moreover, anyone caring to leave their seat to purchase a 12-ounce draft Stella on the concourse only has to pay $8. (Moreover, the cart near Section 116 selling the Stella is only five or six steps from the men’s room, ensuring that one has ample room in the system for the new suds!)

Oh, and here’s another head-scratcher: Pete Rose’s choice of Opening Day outerwear.

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