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6 minutes ago, Tom Poje said:

wristbands yes, multiple beer stands so that wasn't a problem. gave the season tickets to 'younger' co workers

they said the beer lines were long, the restroom lines were longer.

...which could be a matter of greater concern than access to quick, super-cheap beer!

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Yes, let's just say that at Fenway Park, before restrooms were upgraded somewhat, those longer lines and inebriated fans resulted in a situation where after 1 trip to the restrooms, you threw away your shoes! The good old days ain't so great as they never were...

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2 hours ago, NJ Mike said:

No, Nickel Beer Day was held without incident in Cleveland in 1971

I stand corrected. I guess my memory is not what it used to be......due to too many beer nights myself I am sure!

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Listen, sometimes you just have to look things up using Google or something equivalent.  So I did that.  True, Nickel Beer Day in Cleveland in 1971 was not a big problem.  The problem was on a ten cent beer night on June 4, 1974, around a week after a brawling loss by Cleveland in Texas (the Indians' opponent on that night).

Read about it.  Total disaster.  One example:  Crew chief Nestor Chylack forfeited the game to Texas and was injured when one rioter struck him in the head with part of a stadium seat and he also suffered a cut to his hand from a thrown rock. 

Texas player Mike Hargrove was nearly hit by an empty gallon jug of Thunderbird.

And we won't even discuss the fans who ran out naked onto the field.

At the next beer night promotion on July 18th (!), the team imposed a limit of two beers per purchase.

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If only people Googled their compliance questions as much we might limit that sort of bothersome minutia and be able to have many more of these discussions!

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5 minutes ago, CuseFan said:

If only people Googled their compliance questions as much we might limit that sort of bothersome minutia and be able to have many more of these discussions!

This is where you go when even using Google you can't find any useful information on your compliance questions!

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5 minutes ago, CuseFan said:

If only people Googled their compliance questions as much we might limit that sort of bothersome minutia and be able to have many more of these discussions!

The times I have Googled a retirement question it is amazing how many times a thread on this board is the top result!

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I agree completely, but I also see some questions that have me thinking "seriously"? i know not everyone on here is a benefit professional but I am also a firm believer that if you research your own question and find the answer that you remember/learn more rather than simply asking someone else, again and again. Although some of the crazy issues/questions that come up here are very entertaining, so are these non-benefit crazy discussions - keep 'em coming!

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2 hours ago, CuseFan said:

I agree completely, but I also see some questions that have me thinking "seriously"? i know not everyone on here is a benefit professional but I am also a firm believer that if you research your own question and find the answer that you remember/learn more rather than simply asking someone else, again and again. Although some of the crazy issues/questions that come up here are very entertaining, so are these non-benefit crazy discussions - keep 'em coming!

"Learn"?  What is this "learn" you speak about?  I expect to pick the brains of those who know, so I don't have to!

Beside, too many "baseball promotions" have resulted in a diminished capacity to learn!

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