Tickets

May 30, 2009

I’m pretty excited. I went online and had my first Stubhub experience.

My oldest daughter is looking at colleges and one of the places she’s interested in is the University of San Francisco. So I figured we’d go up there, check out the college and see a ball game too.¬†

So here’s the deal. I have this card thingy that MLB issues you if you’ve played over 9 years in the Big Leagues. This is what it looks like…¬†

Now don’t get me wrong, this card is awesome.¬†Basically it allows me to get into any stadium for any game any time with a guest. I’ve used from Yankee Stadium to Anaheim and it works. Cool. It’s all good right?

Well, kinda of. I hate to complain, and beggars can’t be choosers. But the problem is the seats they give you are in the “family” section of the guest team. In other words, I’m smack in the middle of a bunch of the visiting team’s wives and girlfriends.

Not fun. Lots of talky. No watchy game. Some of them are really good looking too…I find myself locked in staring at them instead of the game. And did I mention that baseball players like to procreate? Well they do. So there’s a lot of little rugrats spinning around jacked up on juice boxes. You get the picture. It’s a challenging place from which to watch a game.

Which brings me back to Stubhub. Since San Francisco stadium (is it still Pac Bell?) is one of the four places I really want to see a game (along with Wrigley, Fenway, and the old Yankee stadium), I figured I’d splurge and do it right. In other words, actually pay.

So to sum it up, I’m in the second row right behind the visitor’s on-deck circle and my wallet is a little lighter. Solid. Now if I can just make sure that Lincecum starts that night.

8 Responses to “Tickets”

  1. Baseball Almanac…

    [...] And did I mention that baseball players like to procreate? Well they do. So there’s a lot of little rugrats spinning around jacked up on juice boxes. You get the picture. It’s a challenging place from which to watch a game. … [...]…

  2. Cameron says:

    Would you prefer sitting next to me sloshed screaming that the Dodgers aren’t covering. :)

    Housewives may not be all that bad…

  3. Brent Mayne says:

    Good point Cam….but to be honest, I’ll take you (unless you throw up on me) over the wifeys and their offspring. Are you going to throw up on me?

  4. Cameron says:

    I’ve never thrown up at any sporting event.. I did pass out next to some food stands at a USC game after I watched 2 or 3 plays… and made a spectacle at a ducks game last year. :)

  5. G-Fafif says:

    I had no idea such a card existed. Congratulations on earning it (even if doesn’t necessarily provide ideal admission).

    My wife wasn’t all that tuned into the Mets in 1996, but she always remembers you, Brent. You’re the guy who had the story written about you in the Daily News, about taking the 7 to Shea. To this day, I say your name, she responds enthusiastically with some variation on “of course I remember Brent Mayne. He took the subway.”

    Great blog, btw.

  6. Brent Mayne says:

    Thats me….the subway guy!

  7. G-Fafif says:

    I think you started a trend. A couple of years later a similar story appeared about John Olerud, and then in 2007, rookie reliever Joe Smith.

    Mets among us on the 7 — take that, John Rocker.

  8. Jimmy Scott says:

    I talked to former Red Sox/Mariners/Royals (pre-Brent Mayne)/Red Sox (again) Dick Drago recently about this same subject. He’d gone to a Rays game with his pass and he said the seats were even worse. Nosebleeds. Free, but nosebleeds. He was a little ticked off about that.

    He’s single, so maybe he wouldn’t mind staring at the wifeys.

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