Wayne Drehs over at ESPN.com wrote a neat piece on the home opener yesterday that is worth a read - Link. You've got to admit it, our early season debacle makes one heck of a story.
Besides tidbits about a subversive sausage and the secret agenda of college students, the financial aspect of the series was elaborated upon:The Brewers will not make any money on the series. Nor will the Indians and Angels lose money they would have earned on ticket sales or concessions. Major League Baseball told Schlesinger to keep track of his expenses as well as revenue from the series and Major League Baseball would later decide how the teams would be reimbursed.
MLB representatives did not return a phone message Tuesday, but spokesman Rich Levin told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on Monday that any shortfall of income for the series will come out of an MLB contingency fund.
"They informed us to do what we needed to do to pull this off," Schlesinger said. "So that's what we worried about."
It is, of course, great that the Indians and Angels won't lose any money on tickets or concessions. But I'm fairly suprised that the Brewers won't make any money on this.