Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Back On My Soapbox

I've written a few posts in the last few weeks about ticket prices and availability and I really thought I had gotten it out of my system. And then I see this picture. It's a photo of a NYC ticket scalper (oh, sorry, ticket broker). The stacks on his desk, as well as on all the desks behind him, are Mets tickets. And not even for the entire season; those tickets are just for April and May, a total of 26 home games. How many tickets do you think are there? I don't know, but it goes into the thousands. And this is just ONE broker; multiply that by God knows how many other brokers/scalpers that are out there.
Someone please explain to me how this is permitted? When we regular guys call or go on line to buy tickets, we are subject to a maximum # of tickets that we can purchase. It's so obvious that deals are being made behind the scenes. How is this allowed to go on? Ex NY Governor Spitzer (or, as he's known to some of the "ladies of the night," Client #9), signed a law, ending limits on how much brokers can charge for a ticket. According to #9, it would make more tickets available. It probably does, just not to the average Joe (or Kathy). And probably not to him either, after Mrs.#9 takes him to the cleaners. Hopefully, for his sake, she'll leave one tv for him, so he can watch the games, sitting at home, like the rest of us.


  1. Baseball and Football were sports that used to attract average Joes, nowadays the average Joes can't even afford to get to the stadium!

    PS: We used to go to Sandy Hook every weekend when I was a kid, I was scared to death of horseshoe crabs LMAO!

  2. I feel bad for you because between the bank screw-up and now this, you must be want to scream from the top of a mountain. After a million phone calls, you managed to be successful re: your bank issues. I wish you alot of luck w/this cluster &%#@-up.

  3. I'm with ya - I thought that up here the Sox and the Pats were going to get scalping abolished in MA and then all of a sudden Stub effin' Hub is the official ticket retailer for both teams! WTF????