Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Orioles in on Hamilton

According to this report, the Baltimore Orioles are in on Josh Hamilton.  And why not?  This year the Orioles made it to the playoffs, and that run of success had its financial benefits as well.  The Orioles sold 346,779 tickets over what they sold in 2011.  At an average MLB ticket cost of $26.92, that's more than a $9.3 million boost, not including concession sales, which I'm sure they make a killing off of.  It turn out, winning sells more tickets, generating more revenue.  It pays to win, and getting a premium talent like Hamilton could possibly boost those ticket sales even higher, earning them what it cost to sign him.


Rich Mahogany said...

Time for me to make an insensitive joke connecting Hamilton, The Wire and substance abuse! Pow!

Fernando Alejandro said...

Haha, wow! That is one of the two big questions for Hamilton, his ability to stay clean and his ability to stay healthy. When clean and healthy, he mashes!