Virtual Waiting Room – what a virtual pain in the…

I’m a Red Sox Fan… not one of those who has been since the day I was born, but a fan nonetheless.

I really enjoy watching a game with my wife and having a few beers, yelling at the TV and watching some really good baseball.

I REALLLY enjoy going to Fenway to watch a game.   Fenway is one of my favorite places in the world.   It just has so much history, it’s cool.

So, each year, I try to get at least one game in.   Over the past several years, it’s the Patriot’s Day game, which coincides with the Boston Marathon.   For those of you not from Massachusetts,   Patriots Day is a State Holiday.   Banks, Post Office, Schools are all closed to observe the holiday.   It is one of the only times I can take the kids to an early game!

What does this have to do with my subject you might ask?   Well, I’m glad you asked!

I’ve been trying to purchase tickets all day today.   Not that I’ve been sitting at my desk that entire time!   No, it’s much better than that!   When I followed the link on the email that said single game day tickets were going on sale today at 10am, I went to the “Boston Red Sox Virtual Waiting Room!”.   That was 10am… on Saturday, January 26th… If you look at the post date/time it is now 12:20am January 27, 2008 – guess what?   I’m STILL WAITING!!!!!!

How ridiculous is it that in 14 hours, I still have not had the opportunity to purchase ONE lousy ticket???   As I’m sitting here writing this entry, I have two browser windows open with the ticker ticking down from 30 seconds (doing an auto-refresh every 30 secs.) and neither of them has changed, at all, ever, not even to say “PSYCH” and then return me to the queue.

Oh well, I guess I’ll wind up having to pay $50/ea. for $26 tickets because I have – once again – been duped into thinking that anyone but scalpers can get thru to actually purchase tickets.

Yeah, I’ve looked at eBay and StubHub and they most certainly have tickets, but at WAY MORE then I want to pay, for sure.

Anybody want to take my Virtual place in line and wait a bit more for me???

Better yet, anybody want to split one of these lovely packages I found on Craigslist.org:
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2 RED SOX SEASON TICKETS! UP TO 31 GAMES – ALL THE BIG GAMES INCLUDED!
Reply to: sale-552632293@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-01-26,   4:49PM

Season Ticket holder looking to sell off almost 1/2 of my season this year. I am willing to include alot of the most in-demand games. I have 2 seats together, seats are great and within the first 10 Rows of Lower Bleacher Section 41. Awesome view!
Below is 31 Games. It is broken down into 3 Packages of 10 or 11 Games. Willing to sell ANY AND ALL 3 of these packages. You can buy 1, 2 OR ALL 3 Packages.
I made sure that each package includes 1 or 2 Yankee Games, as well as 5 or 6 Weekend Games, + an Interleague Game. Games are also very evenly spread out.
Tickets don’t arrive until March, but I would be looking for payment up front through Paypal as that is the safest way to complete the transaction as both the buyer and seller are 100% protected.
PLEASE INCLUDE A PHONE #. I MAY NOT RESPOND TO EMAILS WITHOUT A PHONE #. First Come First Serve. AS LONG AS THIS POST IS UP, THE PACKAGES ARE STILL AVAILABLE!
Here are the Packages:
PACKAGE A ˆ 10 Games, Price: $1,450
Mon 4/21 Texas (Patriots Day)
Wed 4/23 LAA
Wed 5/21 KC
Fri 6/6 Seattle
Sat 6/21 St. Louis
Tue 7/8 Minnesota
Fri 7/25 NY YANKEES
Sat 8/16 Toronto
Sat 8/30 CWS
Wed 9/10 TB
PACKAGE B ˆ 11 GAMES, Includes 2 Yankee Games, PRICE: $1,650
Fri 4/11 NY YANKEES
Thu 4/24 LAA
Wed 4/30 Toronto
Sun 6/8 Seattle
Sat 7/12 Baltimore
Mon 7/28 LAA
Fri 8/1 Oakland
Sun 8/17 Toronto
Mon 9/1 Baltimore (Labor Day)
Wed 9/24 Cleveland
Sat 9/27 NY YANKEES
PACKAGE C ˆ 10 GAMES, Price: $1,450
Wed 4/9 Detroit
Sat 5/3 TB
Mon 5/19 KC
Sun 6/22 St. Louis
Tue 6/24 Arizona
Sun 7/13 Baltimore
Sat 7/26 NY YANKEES
Sat 8/2 Oakland
Sat 9/13 Toronto
Mon 9/22 Cleveland

Location: Yankees, St. Louis, LOTS OF WEEKENDS!
it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
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