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Fenway
06-08-2005, 11:49 AM
Got this email this morning.

Sad how scalpers are allowed to run in the open like this. You would think the team would investigate how they got these prime tickets :violin:

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dcb33
06-08-2005, 12:07 PM
Sad how scalpers are allowed to run in the open like this. You would think the team would investigate how they got these prime tickets :violin:



That is, unless Wrigley Field Premium Ticket Services is a subsidiary of the team itself...:rolleyes:

At least they didn't say "This will be Boston's first visit to Chicago and historic Wrigley Field since the 1918 World Series"

Fenway
06-08-2005, 12:14 PM
That is, unless Wrigley Field Premium Ticket Services is run by the team...:rolleyes:

At least they didn't say "This will be Boston's first visit to Chicago and historic Wrigley Field since the 1918 World Series"

Actually it IS the Red Sox first visit to Wrigley. The 1918 World Series was played on 35th St.

Last time a "Boston" team played at Wrigley was August 23, 1952 as the Boston Braves defeated the Cubs 2-1

Iwritecode
06-08-2005, 12:14 PM
I believe they are owned by the Cubs.

Of course their "fans" let them get away with it...

Palehose13
06-08-2005, 12:20 PM
I believe they are owned by the Cubs.

Of course their "fans" let them get away with it...

That's what I was thinking and I was surprised at how cheap those tickets were...seriously. I figured that they would ask for more than $75.

PatK
06-08-2005, 12:44 PM
Acutally, those are pretty good prices for those seats.

A friend from Boston is coming into town and I looked for tickets for him sometime last month. Cheapest I found for anything was $180.

Fenway
06-08-2005, 01:08 PM
Acutally, those are pretty good prices for those seats.

A friend from Boston is coming into town and I looked for tickets for him sometime last month. Cheapest I found for anything was $180.

I smell a ticket dump tomorrow just like for the White Sox games

dcb33
06-08-2005, 01:44 PM
Actually it IS the Red Sox first visit to Wrigley. The 1918 World Series was played on 35th St.



I know. I should've put that comment in teal becuase I was joking that at least these scalpers weren't taking complete advantage of naifs by making false claims about how historic and great this series is...

DumpJerry
06-08-2005, 02:04 PM
Now just hold on a minute!!!!!:angry: Flub message boards are full of whiny you-know-what drunken Flub fans screaming at the top of their lungs that the Sox are, like, totally unfair to the greatest fans of the greatest baseball team on Earth by not making Sox-Flub tickets available for individual game sale and yet their own team is placing similar restrictions on the scalped, SCALPED!, Red Flub-Flub series tickets!

Ok, now I feel better. I'm seeing the Red Flubs next month when they lose in Chicago for the first time this year.

cheeses_h_rice
06-08-2005, 02:05 PM
I smell a ticket dump tomorrow just like for the White Sox games

This year has confirmed to me that many, many people have bought tickets to "marquee" Flubs series at Wrigley with the sole intention of dumping them for a profit. The Red Sox series is probably the most obvious choice for greedy SOBs to buy up what they can and peddle them through Ebay, Craiglist, etc.

I have a very strong hunch that if you wait until the day before or even the day of, you can find plenty of deals to be had, perhaps for less than face. There are just too many greedy fingers in the pie for this not to happen. Check Craigslist (http://chicago.craigslist.org/tix/) or outside the park right before gametime and you should find some deals, albeit from unhappy sellers.

PatK
06-09-2005, 10:14 AM
This year has confirmed to me that many, many people have bought tickets to "marquee" Flubs series at Wrigley with the sole intention of dumping them for a profit. The Red Sox series is probably the most obvious choice for greedy SOBs to buy up what they can and peddle them through Ebay, Craiglist, etc.

I have a very strong hunch that if you wait until the day before or even the day of, you can find plenty of deals to be had, perhaps for less than face. There are just too many greedy fingers in the pie for this not to happen. Check Craigslist (http://chicago.craigslist.org/tix/) or outside the park right before gametime and you should find some deals, albeit from unhappy sellers.

Maybe I'll be able to get tickets to see them lose to Florida in August when they retire Ryno's number.

Yes he's a Cub. But he was my idol as a kid because I played second (all apologies to Juice).