Phillies won’t extend beer sales past 7th inning, which is simply despicable
Many MLB clubs are extending beer sales past the seventh inning to combat falling sales due to faster games. However, the Phillies are standing pat with the seven-inning limit, which is a total crock of shit if you ask me.
An article in the Inquirer confirmed the Phillies have made no plans to extend beer sales any time soon:
I mean, seriously?? I understand Pennsylvania has some weird liquor laws and practices, but those have no bearing on this situation.
Everyone can acknowledge that, when it comes to regulating vices, PA is the town from Footloose writ large. Instead of banning dancing, however, John Middleton has banned me from ever being happy (drinking during the eighth inning).
The decision to extend concession sales beyond the seventh inning should really be a no-brainer. These games are like 2.5 hours long now. Plus, people actually go to Phillies games now, so the lines are longer, which cuts down our possible Beers per Inning (BPI).
Fortunately, we have folks like Kyle Pagan of Crossing Broad campaigning tirelessly in the streets for a better future. If a Philadelphia mayor gave half as much of a damn about their fellow citizens as Kyle, this city would be a utopia.
Many folks are concerned about drunk drivers, but the real issue is the number of fans that have to drive in the first place. Safe, extensive transit options should be put in place, not just so people can get hammered without issue but also to make the ballpark experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.
Allow me to add an element to the solution. For every inning the Phillies extend beer sales, they can add $1 to the price for the first year.
Then, they take that added money from beer revenue, pool it with SEPTA federal funding, and build a new subway to complement the Broad Street Line.
While it may create confusion in the short term, I think the Beer Street Line would be an appropriate name. If the soda tax can fund a city park, why can beer sales fund a subway?
Mandatory Credit: CBS 17