Yesterday I had the day off, and a buddy and I felt like going to the game. He asked a few people he knew with ticket connections, but nothing really looked promising. I checked Craiglist but didn't find any good options. Stubhub had lots of tickets available, but everything was marked up well over face value, not to mention the additional fees. I wasn't worried though, cause I had a plan.
A few minutes before game time we walked up to Gate E on Landsdowne St. I asked the girl at the gate if they still had tickets, and she said "yes." I walked up to the window and asked what the cheapest they had was, and the guy said $30 grandstands. So I bought two. There was no line. The whole thing took less than a minute.
One quick thought on the game itself: it was about as frustrating as you can get from a Red Sox perspective, they left 16 men on base and only scored 2 runs. The angry Sox fans will rant and rave and say "they can't hit in the clutch" blah blah blah. But they're wrong. It's an anomaly. Over the course of a baseball season all kinds of ridiculous statistical things happen, and this was just one of them.
Oh, and I have lots of mixed emotions about writing this blog entry. I think it will be pretty popular, but I kinda hope people don't read it. I get tickets like that all the time, and I don't want it to end...