The AIG Greed Award of the Day

As a die-hard New York Mets fan, I did some quick research into the availability of Mets tickets in Bailout CitiField.  Let’s take a look…

It’s currently 42 degrees, on a rainy March afternoon in the City of New York, so my mind wanders to a summer weekday afternoon at the ballpark.  Not many places in the world I’d rather be.

Wednesday, April 29 at 1:10 p.m.  Mets vs. Florida Marlins in New York.  Shallow left field, 5th row.  $135 per ticket.

Thursday, June 4 at 12:35 p.m.  Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh.  Just beyond the infield dirt in shallow right field, 8th row.  $26 ticket.

$135 to see the Mets at home vs. $26 to see them on the road?  Are you kidding me?  Yo, Wilpon, what’s up?

The afternoon of April 29th.  I’m not sure where I’ll be.  But I know for sure where I won’t be.

P.S. — One other note… I can hear you already.  How dare you compare the Mets to the Pirates?  One plays in a big market.  One has a huge payroll.  Yada, yada.  Okay, so I did some quick research into, let’s see, the Philadelphia Phillies and their ticket prices.  How much for a comparable seat, you ask?  How about $39.  That’s right. $39.

Philadelphia and New York.  Big markets.  Big payrolls.  Great ballparks.  Just one difference.  There’s a championship flag fluttering in the breezes of the City of Brotherly Love.

Yo, Wilpon, how about taking off the shades, look us in the eye, and tell it to us straight?

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1 comment so far

  1. Jimmy Scott on

    There’s plenty of Independent League baseball to see in person. Watch the Mets on SNY for Howie, Keith & Ron. Save your soda money for tap water at home.


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