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GIK
10-16-2006, 02:16 PM
World Series tickets (Tigers home games) went on sale this morning at 10am. Three co-workers and I logged on to Ticketmaster and prayed that we'd be able to snag four tickets (the max they'll let you buy) while everyone else and their mother tried.

After 30-40 minutes the other three gave up...but I couldn't. Ticketmaster said there weren't any more available, but I still couldn't stop refreshing the page.

At about 12:15 it said tickets were again available. I jumped on it, but dropped my quantity down to two. As my luck would have it, two seats were for sale. My hands shook and the pressure was on as Ticketmaster gives you just a few minutes to complete the sale or they're gone. I calmed down as best I could, entered my info and hit 'Submit'.

I'm going to the World Series. Game 2. Detroit versus I don't care. It's going to be great.


Has anyone here been to a World Series game? I'd love to hear stories.
:beerme:

Blimpie
10-16-2006, 02:34 PM
Color me envious. Never been to a WS game personally. Have a great time and congrats!

RedFanAlways1966
10-16-2006, 02:35 PM
Way to go, GIK! Hopefully you'll get to see Sean Casey play in that game.

Congrats. :)

Red Leader
10-16-2006, 02:38 PM
I went to the home games at Riverfront in the 1990 World Series. Awesome experience. It really picks up a notch from the regular season. I'd imagine Detroit will be just as crazy after such a long layoff from the post season. Have a good time.

Blimpie
10-16-2006, 02:40 PM
Way to go, GIK! Hopefully you'll get to see Sean Casey play in that game.

Congrats. :)Has Casey ever even officially been placed on the Tigers' World Series rossiter? My guess is that the Tigers haven't even submitted their WS rossiter yet--but that calf injury looked gnarly. I am thinking DH for Casey at best.

Red Leader
10-16-2006, 02:45 PM
I read that Casey said that he will be 100% ready for Game 1 on Saturday. They said that he might DH the first two games, but he would definitely play.

OldRightHander
10-16-2006, 02:47 PM
Game 2 '76 against the Yanks. I went to game 2 of the NLCS in '90. Those are my two post season experiences, both of them quite memorable.

Chip R
10-16-2006, 02:58 PM
WTG, GIK! I actually went to the last World Series DET played in. It was such a weird deal cause the Cubs were involved and if they won the NLCS, the series would start in DET but if SD won - which wasn't very likely since they were down 0-2 - the Series would start in SD. All this was cause Wrigley didn't have lights installed yet. So, my dad and I had tickets all set for DET and the Pads came back and won. He had to change the reservations and tickets and he got the tickets from a broker in SD. He told me, and I don't know if he was just pulling my leg, that the seats - which were in front of a skybox - belonged to some organized crime figure who was just arrested or jailed. We got there real early and I met a vendor who was about my age and he told me if I could collect empty beer cups, preferably ones that hadn't been drank out of, he'd buy me a beer. So I did it and he was true to his word and bought me a cold one. I was rooting for DET cause of Sparky but it was difficult not to get caught up in the SD excitement. They had little American flags at every seat like they do for Opening Day here. I guess that was for Captain America, Steve Garvey. They won that first game and, boy, they thought they were on their way. DET had something to say about that, though.

VR
10-16-2006, 03:55 PM
Congrats GIK...soak it all in!

I went to game 4 in Oaktown for the 1990 finale. About 12 rows up from 3rd base (sat right in front of Lou Brock).
It was very cool. There were about 8 Reds fans at the game, it was a pretty quiet celebration. :)

My advice....don't drink to much. Plenty of wasted fans, this is an experience you want to remember.

George Foster
10-16-2006, 04:34 PM
I went to Game 1 and 2 of the 1990 World Series. Don't drink, make sure your camera has batteries. Enjoy it. It's not your team but you'll have a great time. The pre-game atmosphere is electric!

919191
10-16-2006, 06:00 PM
That's great!

In 1972, when I weas 12, my dad came home from work early Satyurday morning with 4 World Series tickets his boss gave him- I didn't ever find out exactly why. We sat in the green seats at Riverfront behind third base. I mostly remember Reggie Jackson getting booed as he came out during introductions on crutches and weraing a black suit- he was injured in the playoffs. I remember Tenace hitting the first 2 of his 4 home runs. To top it all off, his boss gave him tickets for game 6 the following Saturday, and I remember it ending with Menke getting a force out at third. I still have all 8 tickets and the program is signed by Ross Grimsley, as he was working in a furniture store in Rushville, Indiana in the off season- he was marries to a local girl.

Have fun!

KronoRed
10-16-2006, 06:02 PM
Congrats GIK


Take me

Please?

:)

jmcclain19
10-16-2006, 06:12 PM
That's awesome GIK - enjoy it - I count my single WS game attended as one of my favorite sports memories.

My father was able to land two tickets to Game 7 of the 2001 series. He told me he was going to scalp them if it came to that. I'm not a Dbacks fan, so I was only mildly paying attention to the series - but my dad called me on that Sunday morning while I was at work and asked if I wanted to go. After asking why he wasn't going to sell the tickets - he said "how many times in your life will you have a chance to go to a World Series Game Seven?" So we went, and it was probably the greatest Game 7 in World Series history, and I'll never forget it.

I had a friend that worked for the now defunt CNNSI - who got us tickets to Game 6 of the 1999 World Series in Atlanta - only to watch the Yankees sweep the Braves in four. Painful painful memory watching them celebrate the sweep while I plane was delayed in the airport, thinking it was one of my only shots to go to a world series.

That's one opportunity you never turn down.

reds44
10-16-2006, 06:53 PM
I went to game 1 of the NLCS Marlins @ Cubs and sat on a rooftop. That was awesome.

Never been to a W.S. though.

Swampturkey
10-16-2006, 06:56 PM
I went to one of the Cards World Series games in 2004. We lost but since it was my first World Series game ever, I still treasure it because of the atmosphere. NOTHING like it in baseball. I long to get back there and see a winner.

If the Cards should make it this year, I have tickets to all three possible WS games at Busch.

Here's hoping I get to use em! :D

redsfan30
10-16-2006, 08:00 PM
Wow GIK!!!!

Congratulations!!!!

I never even thought about persuing tickets....we're only a three hour drive away...now I'm kicking myself for not trying.

Have a wonderful time, and I'm with the others....don't drink. This will be an experience that you'll want to clearly recall for the rest of your life.

edabbs44
10-16-2006, 08:39 PM
Went to NYY-SD. Some guy walked into Stan's with a Padres hat. Walked out 5 seconds later w/o it. I hate the Yankees, but it was hysterical.

oneupper
10-16-2006, 09:02 PM
I can't believe you actually beat the Ticketmaster website...

WS...great, but getting tix at nominal price from Ticketmaster is incredible!

Caseyfan21
10-16-2006, 09:26 PM
Congrats, I am definately jealous. Detroit has one of the nicest parks in the majors.

I actually wanted to go to game 2, but didn't realize they were selling tickets on Ticketmaster this morning. I realized it about 2 pm...oh well. It is a lot of money so I'll probably save it and use it for the bigger game Jan 8 (fingers crossed).

MWM
10-16-2006, 09:30 PM
I've got two, maybe four, tickets to both Saturday night games (Games 1 and 6). Unfortunately, I don't know if I'll be able to get there. It's a 12 hour drive.

Falls City Beer
10-16-2006, 09:46 PM
Game 2 '76 against the Yanks. I went to game 2 of the NLCS in '90. Those are my two post season experiences, both of them quite memorable.

I was at Game 2 in 90 as well. My future wife's and my 3rd date. Date. Listen to me. No, see, she just understood how awesome I was to get tickets.

I miss that eerily apocalyptic feeling that WS games have. Like the end is just around the corner.... What a great feeling.

vaticanplum
10-16-2006, 10:07 PM
I've got two, maybe four, tickets to both Saturday night games (Games 1 and 6). Unfortunately, I don't know if I'll be able to get there. It's a 12 hour drive.

Dude, drive. It's the WORLD SERIES. and road trips are fun. Usually. If it's not, remember that you're doing it for the WORLD SERIES.

You all are very lucky. I would do almost anything to go to a WS game, regardless of teams. It's so special, and you never know what will happen.

BuckWoody
10-16-2006, 10:08 PM
So, you mean this ticket isn't any good? :cry:

Congrats GIK. I've never been to a WS game and am very jealous. Have a good time and share your stories! :thumbup:

vaticanplum
10-16-2006, 10:10 PM
Do you have that ticket in your hand though, BuckWoody? That's pretty cool.

I have a couple of old tickets from my mom (from games that were actually played) -- a couple of NLCS tickets, definitely, plus one from the Reds WS vs. Baltimore. They are superfunky looking. And I think that WS ticket has an $8 price on it :laugh:

Blimpie
10-16-2006, 10:28 PM
I can't believe you actually beat the Ticketmaster website...That's why many call it "Ticketmassuh"

BuckWoody
10-16-2006, 10:43 PM
Do you have that ticket in your hand though, BuckWoody? That's pretty cool.

I have a couple of old tickets from my mom (from games that were actually played) -- a couple of NLCS tickets, definitely, plus one from the Reds WS vs. Baltimore. They are superfunky looking. And I think that WS ticket has an $8 price on it :laugh:
Yup. We paid for them and they sent them to us just a week before the post-season started. You can tell that they didn't put too much thought into them. They'll just credit our account for next year and we get to keep the tickets so that's kinda cool...it'd be a whole lot cooler if we got to use them though.

cReds1
10-16-2006, 11:10 PM
World Series tickets (Tigers home games) went on sale this morning at 10am. Three co-workers and I logged on to Ticketmaster and prayed that we'd be able to snag four tickets (the max they'll let you buy) while everyone else and their mother tried.

After 30-40 minutes the other three gave up...but I couldn't. Ticketmaster said there weren't any more available, but I still couldn't stop refreshing the page.

At about 12:15 it said tickets were again available. I jumped on it, but dropped my quantity down to two. As my luck would have it, two seats were for sale. My hands shook and the pressure was on as Ticketmaster gives you just a few minutes to complete the sale or they're gone. I calmed down as best I could, entered my info and hit 'Submit'.

I'm going to the World Series. Game 2. Detroit versus I don't care. It's going to be great.


Has anyone here been to a World Series game? I'd love to hear stories.
:beerme:

GIK, I did not know you were from Michigan. I thought you were from Cincy? Oh well, I am up in Utica right now on business and I will be here until the 28th. How much did you pay for the tickets if I might ask? Right now, everything is like $400 and up.

GIK
10-16-2006, 11:27 PM
Yup, good ol' Mitten state. I've been here for 4 1/2 years now.

I paid face through Ticketmaster. $190 a pop. Kinda funny when the same ticket goes for $15 during the regular season. :laugh:

OldRightHander
10-16-2006, 11:30 PM
I've got two, maybe four, tickets to both Saturday night games (Games 1 and 6). Unfortunately, I don't know if I'll be able to get there. It's a 12 hour drive.

12 hours on the road is long?

That's my average work day.

TOBTTReds
10-17-2006, 02:15 AM
I went to the 1995 Indians/Braves game 5. I was 11 and Jim Thome was my favorite player. He smashed a BOMB to tie the game, then later singled up the middle for the winner. Insane atmosphere. Don't think I sat down after the 2nd inning.

Here's how much things have changed. The tix we got were $25 in the uppers. Aren't they around 100+ now for the worst in the house this year?

MrCinatit
10-17-2006, 09:19 AM
Way to go, GIK.
I had a chance to go to game two of the '90 series - the Billy Bates game.
Guy I worked for got the tickets. He said he considered taking me along, but did not want to interrupt me, as I was going to college at the time.



DOH!

cReds1
10-17-2006, 10:24 PM
Yup, good ol' Mitten state. I've been here for 4 1/2 years now.

I paid face through Ticketmaster. $190 a pop. Kinda funny when the same ticket goes for $15 during the regular season. :laugh:

Good going. Enjoy the game and take some pics! I would go, but not at $400 a pop. You got a great deal.

MWM
10-18-2006, 08:28 PM
GIK, I'll be in section 323, Row 8 for Game 1. You anywhere near that?

vaticanplum
10-18-2006, 08:36 PM
I'm so glad you're going, MWM. You would have kicked yourself in the skull if you didn't go and it ended up being some historic game. Or even if not.

MWM
10-18-2006, 08:40 PM
Well, the tickets were free and it looks like there's a good chance I'll have someone to car pool with. This opportunity *might* be available to me next year, but not after that. I'm even allowing a very lucky RedsZoner to meet me in Detroit.

It's too bad the Reds didn't go. I would have been able to go to just about every game.

GIK
10-18-2006, 08:58 PM
I'll be at Game 2, MWM. Section 218 (relatively close). If I can score tickets to Game 1, I'll see you there. I'm on Ticketmaster constantly. :)

GIK
10-22-2006, 02:56 PM
Well, I'm off! Hopefully I stay somewhat dry. Here's hoping for a more competitive game. :)