As many of you have noticed, tickets for individual Phillies games went on sale yesterday. The not surprisingly high demand for the Red Sox, Yankees and Opening Day games cause a bit of an overload and it seems many people had trouble purchasing their tickets online. The 610 morning show (which thankfully airs at 11am here) fielded several calls from confused fans who hadn’t realized the pains of buying tickets online; not to mention Angelo’s own whining over the difficulties of advancing though the system. However anyone who is signed up for the Phillies e-newsletter at phillies.com could have avoided the mess. On Monday I received an email from John Weber, the Phillies Director of Sales, inviting all e-mail club members to purchase tickets starting Tuesday at 9 a.m. So besides the occasional spam from David Montgomery and Pat Gillick, it seems signing up has some other perks.
Anyway, before long, seats for the individual Red Sox and Yankee games had sold out. The Inky said today that standing room only tickets still remain for the Boston and NY series, though a quick search on Phillies.com for the May 20th Sox game turned up two seats up in section 307 for $50. I’m not sure who you want to believe, but all I know is that I remember walking up to the gate the day of a Yankees game about 3 years ago at the Vet and buying general admission seats for $8 a pop. Those were the days, I guess. Also as of last night, seats for the home opener against St. Louis have not sold out so act fast if you’re looking to ply hookie on April 3rd.
For those of you who want to see some Phillies action without breaking the bank, Phillies Nation is pleased to offer free tickets to see a taping of Steven A. Smith’s ESPN show "Quite Frankly" featuring special guest and Phillies legend, Michael Jack Schmidt. The show is taped in New York City right across from Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 16 at 4:30 pm, so you either have to be living in that urban death maze or take the $16 SEPTA-NJ Transit line to Penn Station. We have about 10 tickets, so if anyone is interested either leave a comment or email us using the Contact Us form.