Give the Dayton Gems some credit. They've heard and read the gripes -- including those written by moi -- about their high ticket prices.
And it appears the Gems are going to lower them.
This message is on their Web site:
Rumors have it also that the Gems will be holding a press conference early next week to announce a reduction in game ticket prices. "We want to be known as a club who listens to their fans," said general manager Richard Bruner,
I'm sure the Gems' league-worst attendance average of 1,549 has nothing to do with this.
Regardless, good for the Gems' owners for realizing they are charging too much, but this had better be a signifcant decrease. Their Web site currently says it is $10-$14 for adults. They should be below $10 across the board, as far as I'm concerned, although I don't know the terms of their lease and such.
Going from good decisions to bad, check this out from The Flint Journal.
Let's review: A last-place Generals team (1-4-0), which has restructured ownership twice in the last six months, and which has failed to pay players in the recent past, has nothing better to do than get into a pissing match with a local beat writer? If I were the new commissioner, I would be spending the bulk of my time in Flint, Mich., these days trying to kick that organization into order.