Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Bureaucrat's Aside - Prince of Wales Trophy Edition

You know, as much as I loved seeing a four game sweep, I can't help but think that secretly Dan Onorato is weeping over the loss of the drink tax revenue that the county will not receive from a prolonged series.

(And just imagine the capital outlay that would have to happen for a victory parade! Two in one year? We could break the region's coffers!)

I'm sure there are very intelligent people out there that can do this kind of math on revenue lost, but frankly I'm still trying to explain the concept of "icing" to the youngins.


Bram Reichbaum said...

Maybe we're not giving the Pirates enough credit.

fester said...

Yeah, but the SEA has already met their additional play-off game surcharge revenue target for this year and next year (their budget counts on at least 4 home play-off sell-outs to pay off the bond obligations) as the Pens are guaranteed at least 10 home play-off dates this year! YEAH bond geekery!

MH said...

My budget counts on at least four occasions of neighbors with nice nice car stereos forgetting to lock their cars at night.

O said...

The Pirates still playing? Hmmm. Learn something new every day.