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.