So, I went to a Rockies game last night. It was the last night of my supposed “vacation”, and we had some very good news on the family front, so we were in a mood to celebrate.
So I went to the Colorado Rockies website to order tickets. Their prices ranged from the mid-$20 range up, with most tickets I was interested in ranging from $35 to $45.
So I almost bought four tickets, but then I remembered someone telling me that you can get cheaper tickets online if you go to a ticket reseller. I’ve never done that due to fears that I would get to the ballpark and discover my tickets were fraudulent.
But this time I looked up a couple resellers and found one that would leave tickets purchased that same day at the “call” window for pickup. So I checked their prices.
OMG! Are you kidding me?
Now, it is true that the Rockies suck big time this year. I wrote them off as losers over a month ago and I stand by that call. If anything they are only looking worse week after week.
But $8 for tickets in the outfield?
I’m not talking about “Rock Pile” tickets, which are the el cheapo nose bleed tickets. I’m talking about tickets where you have an actual chance of catching a foul ball or home run, and where you have reasonably good view of the action.
$8 a ticket for tickets I was about to pay $34 each for.
Well, I took a chance. With the “handling fees” and taxes I ended up spending just about $50 for four tickets in the Left field bleachers just on the fair side of the foul pole. We had two balls hit very close to us, one a home run, the other a just barely foul ball.
It was a good night. Of course the Rockies lost.
Of course they did.