The Street says my Tigers charge more for beer than any other major league stadium. “Know that $214 million contract the Tigers gave slugger Prince Fielder? Well, fans are paying for it with a $2.75 hike in the price of a small beer. Granted, that small beer’s size just increased from 16 ounces to a Fielderesque 20 ounces, but that’s still an increase of more than three cents an ounce. Detroit’s “Halftime In America” just hit a wallet-sized speed bump between innings.”
But the Tigers say it’s not true. They say they even offer a $5.00 beer (12 ounces), which is virtually unheard of in the MLB today.
I doubt we’ll ever get to the bottom of it.
Well, at least I plan on never getting to the bottom of a glass there. I decline voluntary rape.
Historical Drinking Fact
“During the War of Independence, Americans drank an estimated 6.6 gallons of absolute alcohol per year–equivalent to 5.8 shot glasses of 80-proof liquor a day–for each adult fifteen or over.” Thaddeus Russell, A Renegade History of the United States.