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2013: The Big Ouch continues.

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1 rbj   ~  Mar 20, 2013 4:02 pm

So on opening day we'll probably be missing 3/4 of our infield and 1/3 of our outfield.

Staring at a long season.

2 Chris   ~  Mar 20, 2013 4:02 pm


He really does look better this Spring, I swear.

3 Start Spreading the News   ~  Mar 20, 2013 5:32 pm

Some needs to explain this to me: Tickets on Ticketmaster are selling for face. Same seats on Stubhub are selling for less than face.

Why would anyone buy through Ticketmaster? Why did Yanks spurn Stubhub for Ticketmaster if Stubhub can still sell tickets for Yankee games?

4 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Mar 20, 2013 8:20 pm

Oh, FFS!

5 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Mar 20, 2013 8:21 pm

[2] laughing

For real?

6 Chyll Will   ~  Mar 20, 2013 11:17 pm

[3] Long story short, Yanks pissed that StubHub resells purchased (i.e. season ticket holders, bloc tickets, etc.) tickets at lower price while other full-price seats remain unsold, Yanks don't get kickback (ahem, percentage) on those resales, make a deal with Ticketmaster and sue StubHub for restraint of trade. At least that's what it sounds like. The organization thinks that because StubHub is reselling tickets that were already purchased from season ticket holders at a lower price than direct or day-of seats, the demand for those lower-priced tickets will always eat away at the demand for available (and pricier) tickets at the walk-ups or even through certified ticket brokers.

And why wouldn't I buy the cheaper ticket?

7 Boatzilla   ~  Mar 21, 2013 7:53 am

[6] No, no, no, no no! We should always buy tickets at face value (or more) to support the Steinbrenner's mission. They are doing God's work!

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