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Monday, August 3, 2009

Lake County Nickel Beer Redux

Posted By on Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 3:10 PM

The Lake County Captains hosted nickel beer night last night, which I might have tried to attend if I knew about it before hand. Hell, I didn't even hear about it afterward, which basically means it was a failure.

Sure, one could claim no arrests or serious fights or injuries or suspension of the game would be a measure of success and something the Captains could stand proudly behind. When you limit access and size the way they did, that's no surprise, but it's also no surprise that it was a pretty tame and lame event:

From CNBC's Darren Rovell:

Here’s how they pulled it off without any game interruption and not a single arrest.

Beer was only served from when the game opened (6 pm) to when the game started (7 pm). Each cup of beer was five ounces and fans could only get two cups per person.

Honestly, that's not even worth the price of admission. That is a sad, sad way to pay tribute to, admittedly, one of the darkest nights in Cleveland sports history. But if you're going to do it, do it right, Don't tease and then deliver 5-ounce cups, two at a time for an hour and call that nickel beer night.

Rovell claims 2000 cups of beer were sold, another story claims 1,100. Either way, that's a let down.


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