What else can be said that hasn't already been written about today's NY Times Piece highlighting the benefits package the Wilpons are offering for 20 million dollar 4% ownership stakes. Just a few thoughts on some of the perks:
1) Access to Mr. Met- You know, anyone can do this, it's right here on the Mets website. It costs $500 an hour, which is a significant saving on, say, 20 million.
2) The owners business card- This is just stupid. Not that it wouldn't be cool to have a business card indicating you own the Mets but the fact this is considered a perk is ridiculous. First of all, it's not true and you aren't fooling anyone, you own a 4% non voting stake in the club, the term "owner" is less than accurate. Secondly, this is a selling point? Something I can get at kinkos is going to make we want to invest 20 million dollars? This combined with Mr. Met access brings the net value of my investment to $507.
3) My favorite by far, from section XII- "Access to purchase tickets to postseason games". What?! You are telling me I own the god damn team and I have to buy play off tickets? Isn't this a power I can get by just being a season ticket holder, or using stubhub? For 20 million dollars I want enough season tickets that I can fill a room with tickets and swim in them like Scrooge McDuck.
Basically this is like the scam stock offering the Green Bay Packers offer fans for $250 where they get nothing in return but get to feel like they have a stake in the team, the main difference being one is 19,999,750 dollars cheaper. The worst part of it all, if I had 20 million dollars this is the first thing I would spend it on.