The Shoestring Catch


Those of you in the cheaper seats, clap your hands
May 28, 2009, 11:35 pm
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Without exception, we are trying to get the cheapest tickets possible for every ballgame. Before we left on Wednesday I checked the availability of tickets at each team’s official website. As I suspected, there were plenty of the cheapest tickets available for the Orioles, Blue Jays, Tigers, Indians, and White Sox. I thought about pre-ordering these tickets online, just for the peace of mind of having them, but I realized that the combination of convenience charges, handling fees, and shipping fees (yes, there is a $2.50 “shipping fee” to print your tickets out on your computer) equaled or surpassed the face values of the tickets I wanted to buy. There is a technical term for this, but as this is a family friendly blog, I will refrain from using it. In case you are curious, the cheapest available tickets for these games are $8 (Orioles), $9 (Blue Jays), $12 (Tigers), $9 (Indians), and $20 (White Sox). We will be purchasing tickets for these games the good ole fashoined way– at the box office on game day.

Note: I couldn’t find any available Phillies tickets for under $42. I guess winning a World Series really energizes your fan base. Thankfully the Phillies offer Standing Room Only tickets for $15. I also couldn’t find cheap available tickets for the Milwaukee Brewers game; this was the biggest surprise of ticket hunt. It is an interleague game against the nearby Chicago White Sox, but I should have been able to find three tickets for under $100 a piece. We’re just going to have to wait and see what happens with Milwaukee. This situation may end up turning into a second Its Not What You Know Its Who You Know post.

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