For baseball fans who have seen their teams' championship dreams already extinguished, October is the cruelest month. So it doesn't help when some mean website rubs salt in the wounds with offers of imaginary playoff tickets.
Sad Mets fans and wounded Cubbie backers have been forwarding us emails this afternoon that they received from online price gouger StubHub today. The pitch? Playoff tickets to see the Mets and Cubs "chase baseball immortality." I have to admit, were either of these teams to find themselves in a playoff game in 2009 that would be pretty immortal.
Here's the message:
Where do you want to sit?
Be there alongside your New York Mets as they chase baseball immortality. Go to StubHub, where you'll find a fantastic selection of tickets to every playoff game – so you experience the championship chase live and in person. Check it out. Go to StubHub and get the seats you want today.
Insert "Chicago Cubs" for Mets and at least two other readers got the exact same email. This is what's known in targeted online marketing circles as "a dick move." It's not like ticket office printed up playoff vouchers only to see their teams cruelly shut out on the final day of the season. They were mathematically eliminated with weeks to go. Their terribleness was legendary. Yet, StubHub had to kick these loyal fans when they were down. It's almost as bad as what their teams did to them all summer.
Nice work, fellas. Just stick to selling me lower bowl Hannah Montana tickets for $12,000.
Update: Oh, and Nationals playoff tickets, too.
Be there alongside your Washington Nationals as they chase baseball immortality. Go to StubHub, where you'll find a fantastic selection of tickets to every playoff game – so you experience the championship chase live and in person. Check it out. Go to StubHub and get the seats you want today.
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I think that's all for Monday. Join us tomorrow, when more adventures await. Maybe. Possibly. Honestly, I just hope my computer doesn't catch on fire when I try to log on in the morning. Our infrastructure's been a little temperamental today, so keep your voices down.
A Jeter-A-Rod home run tag team has the Angels thinking offseason travel plans. Dodgers-Phillies try again later, with Monday Night Football on the B-Side. Enjoy.