Re(1): NBC Dania Benny interview Posted on December 5, 2021 at 00:37:44 AM by MJAFANALWAYS
I would like to hear Benny discuss the long-term strike impact, but even more, I'd like Sorozabal to do it. Since his 2 sons were impacted IMO.
Yes, I think w/o a strike in the late 80s, traditional while not its heydey, would be far stronger ever since than the feeble condition it became post strike.
I do think w/o a strike, a few traditional frontons exist NOW.
The strike drove casual, fun-loving betters away, and in Ct Milford though not struck was never the same. Some non pros (status pre strike) played Milford also. Weekends at Milford pre strike were date crowds,casual infrequent fans by the thousands, not apt to want to spend the fortune the same few hours might cost at Foxwoods, so blaming casinos was a red herring IMO. Having their tires slashed at Bridgeport drove these vital fans away.
I suspect Stu can vouch for the fact in its heydey, rabid all the time fans were the minority of attendance, as the casual fans were coming in masses. Btw, that is true in all sports. Season ticket holders are the minority of the attendance, and while an important budget piece, they alone cannot sustain sports.
Casual fans are who Lasa drove away. Now Sorozabal sees his kids lives disrupted, by a strike he was a big fan of 3 deacdes ago. Would love gto know what he thinks of that strike now.