Fields and Dreams

Gary Hoenig talks about change in dynamics at new parks

39 seconds

"You fill the stadiums with corporate boxes of people who can afford to go. And that's fine. But you're no longer counting on that visceral experience being the way you grow affection for the sport.I wonder if they have unconsciously, or even consciously, fundamentally changed the principle that to develop an affection for the game means that you actually go to one or go to many which is what I think we did when I was a kid. I think they assume that you can game get that same experience, develop that same affection by watching on television. I don't see how kids can go to a game anymore for a couple of bucks just sneak in and watch a game every once in a while. Who plays hooky to go to a baseball anymore? Or does anybody play hooky anymore? Maybe that's the problem."