Apparently, even $1,000 per ticket can't get a fan open bar at Fenway Park.
See - City Says Red Sox Must End Open Bar.
Did you even know that a so-called open bar was illegal here? I didn't.
In 1984, the state banned free drinks, reduced-price drinks, and open bars at all public drinking establishments following a case where a 20-year-old Weymouth woman who had consumed numerous free beers during a contest in a Braintree bar was killed after being dragged 35 feet under a car driven by a friend.
Ain't nothing like sweeping, permanent legislation in response to an anomalous event!
Seriously though, when 'old coots' up here in Massachusetts talk about a wedding, they'll be sure to excitedly mention *open bar* like giddy pre-teenage broads if that indeed was the case. And, of course, Massholes have for the most part never, ever, left New England - so they have no clue how ridiculous alcohol laws are here.
Bumgarner said nearly all major league teams offer ticket packages with alcohol included. He said the open bar is a small part of the packages but is included because corporate buyers and other high-rollers want all-inclusive deals.
There you have it - nearly all other major league baseball cities offer unlimited, open bars....
The Puritans may have started it here way back when, but it's now the *schools* that have infantilized the populace.
It's rather simple - you treat anyone, no matter their age, like an irresponsible child and that's how they are going to conduct themselves.