Mets Opening Day Tickets Cost More Than Regular Games? Duh…

An article by posted on November 19, 2012

If I see one more post about this newly drummed up Opening Day ticket fiasco, I think I’ll scream. Nah, not really. :-)

But I do think it’s comical reading all these posts everywhere knocking the Mets because their Opening Day tickets cost more money than an ordinary April game against the Marlins. Is that concept really that difficult to figure out? Familiar with the word capitalism?

From a Mets blogosphere and fanbase that constantly cry about the Wilpons not making good decisions, they finally make a great business decision and the New York vintage whine starts flowing…

“Stupid bastards, how could they do this to us!”

“Shame on you, Fred!”

Let me make your bad days even worse, that $63 dollar ticket price for the cheapest seat in the house, may rise to $85 dollars if you don’t scoop them up now. You may have forgotten the Mets have dynamic ticket pricing. The higher the demand, the higher the prices. Chop, chop, run, run…

You want to complain about something, then complain about something legitimate like how horrible this team is performing  the lack of stars on the roster, our last MLB Draft, the uncertainty of the future, the lack of plan, the fact there’s no Tom Seaver statue at Citi Field, that Twinkies went out of business… You know, real complaints with some meat on the bone…

But to complain about Opening Day tickets costing more than regular tickets? Are you kidding me or what?

What makes this whole fiasco even more ironic is that for years you couldn’t even by single game tickets for Opening Day because they were only available to ticket plan buyers. Yes, it’s true, read it again…

So now the average Joe can now pick up the phone and purchase Opening Day tickets AND THEY STILL COMPLAIN!

Six years ago you would have had to pay a scalper $400 bucks for a pair of Opening Day tickets at Shea, and you’d be sitting in the nose-bleeds…

Let’s move on to the next Mets Insta-Gripe, whatever that ends up being….

We’ll see what the Mets blogospehere drums up next…

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