Here's some distressing news for Astros owner Drayton McLane, and it has nothing to do with the performance of his team on the field. No, this is even worse. There are teams in MLB reducing concession stand prices. Yes, you read that right, reducing concession stand prices.
The Cincinnati Reds are going the Wendy's route and offering up a dollar menu consisting of many of the same items on sale throughout the ballpark, though the portions are slightly smaller. And the New York Mets, who are in moving into their brand new pleasure palace, financed by U.S. taxpayer money, are reducing concession prices by an average of 6.5 percent this season.
Now don't read this wrong. Even with the reductions the concession prices in Cincinnati and New York are still way too much. But it's a nice start, and it's a nice bow to economic reality. But somehow, I'm not expecting Drayton to attempt anything like this. There's too much money at stake for him.