Re: Non-fans get the premium seats, and this guy is frustrated by it
I like the general point, but I had 7th row seats in the section directly to the left of the one behind home plate for last Thursday's Reds/Cubs game in Wrigley. The ticket cost me $34. Now that's not cheap to be sure. If I was going to go to 40 games this year, I wouldn't sit there every day. But it's not like the seat was inaccessible, unavailble, or astronomically priced.
The problem with those great seats is that they have to be allocated somehow. How do you do that? Do they go to only season ticket holders with the longest tenure? That says something about your attendence but little about your knowledge or level of fandom. It would be still be held by corporations and would sit empty more than other seats. Do you take a test to measure your level of fandom? Good luck with that...
There's really no way to allocated them in a way which benefits both the fan and the organization. My solution? Make ~50% of the prime tickets an average price (20 bucks) and make the sections general admission -- if only for some subset of games. You want a good seat together with friends and family? Get there early. You want a guaranteed prime seat, arrive 5 minutes before first pitch and leave in the 7th inning, you pay for it.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.