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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices
« Reply #75: July 26, 2012, 04:08:42 PM »
I'm counting on a bunch of sth's reselling and driving down prices to nearly face for cheap bastards like me who are willing to last minute it. I can't see them dropping below face since, in that case, I think most sellers would just keep the tickets and go to the game unless they are seriously over extended and just have to cut their losses

Yep. That's the reselling game in a nutshell. Maybe your're right but maybe you're not. I can also see them going above face value, especially the first game of any series.

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« Reply #76: July 26, 2012, 04:09:49 PM »
That's why I have $2m in life insurance.

Not sure how that pays the bills. While you're alive, that is.

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« Reply #77: July 26, 2012, 04:10:54 PM »
Not sure how that pays the bills. While you're alive, that is.

It doesn't and that wasn't the point.

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices
« Reply #78: July 26, 2012, 04:12:40 PM »
Yep. That's the reselling game in a nutshell. Maybe your're right but maybe you're not. I can also see them going above face value, especially the first game of any series.

My goal is to take my daughter to one game per series (she's 20 months old)- she wont make it through the whole game, but I want her to have the memory (actually pictures since I doubt she'll remember), so I really don't care about seat location, and I'm willing to go to any game in a series

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« Reply #79: July 26, 2012, 04:14:56 PM »
My goal is to take my daughter to one game per series (she's 20 months old)- she wont make it through the whole game, but I want her to have the memory (actually pictures since I doubt she'll remember), so I really don't care about seat location, and I'm willing to go to any game in a series


That's sweet. That will make for great stories later.

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« Reply #80: July 26, 2012, 04:20:08 PM »
That's sweet. That will make for great stories later.


The real question is can I do it for less than a grand since anymore and my wife will start protesting that it's too much for five innings of baseball

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« Reply #81: July 26, 2012, 04:23:26 PM »
The real question is can I do it for less than a grand since anymore and my wife will start protesting that it's too much for five innings of baseball

Smart woman that wife of yours. It's a good question even if you were able to stay for the whole game.

I'm just not a big believer in paying big bucks for games, concerts, etc. It just doesn't feel right to me, for whatever reason. Maybe because I don't have money to throw around but I doubt it.

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices
« Reply #82: July 26, 2012, 04:38:06 PM »
My goal is to take my daughter to one game per series (she's 20 months old)- she wont make it through the whole game, but I want her to have the memory (actually pictures since I doubt she'll remember), so I really don't care about seat location, and I'm willing to go to any game in a series


That is smart. If the Nats do qualify for post-season this year, we supporters need to make the most of it right here and now - who knows when we'll have another chance?

What Cubs supporter, attending the 1945 World Series, would have though that it would be at least 67 years before the Northsiders would see another Series, and 39 before they would even see post-season play of any sort?

Opportunity often knocks but once.

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices
« Reply #83: July 26, 2012, 06:19:23 PM »
FULL Season ticket holders since 05
HALF SINCE 05
PARTIAL SINCE 05

The rest follow.

My friend who now works Part time at Giant (and has eorked for Giant for over 20 years both full and part time) has a better contract as far as overtime pay then those who came recently after.

She gets (I believe) time and a half for Sundays and holidays while new contract people only get a dollar more.

It does get my Dander up because thats why Ive kept my season tickets uninterrupted since 05!  Even through almost a year of unemployment in the hopes that steady longevity counts for something!

Not sure how Giant employment policies factor into this case, but I really do think that you are setting yourself up for disappointment if you think that longevity will be a major factor in playoff ticket priority.  In the end you'll be able to buy tickets, just for more money than you may want to pay and for downgraded seats from your regular spot.  Guaranteed that however the team handles the playoff ticket prices that a large percentage of STHers end up pissed off.  I'm just counting on getting in the door for each of the games and avoiding the 400 level and the 100s near the foul poles and I'll be happy.

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices
« Reply #84: July 26, 2012, 06:21:56 PM »
I'm counting on a bunch of sth's reselling and driving down prices to nearly face for cheap bastards like me who are willing to last minute it. I can't see them dropping below face since, in that case, I think most sellers would just keep the tickets and go to the game unless they are seriously over extended and just have to cut their losses

At the prices that are sure to be charged for these games I really don't see the resale market going much above face value, while demand will keep ticket prices from bottoming out.  I'd guess that StubHub buyers will pay above face and sellers will be paid less than face as the fees wipe out any possible profit margins.

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices
« Reply #85: July 26, 2012, 06:52:53 PM »
Mlb sets ticket prices.

I dont care if I sit in 300s or not.  I just think that longevity sbould be figured in between those that are guaranteed A SEAT and not be put in some Dumb@$$ lottery.

My Giant emplyment example is for the longer youve been in an organization you get better benefits. 

Fine let all Year Season ticket holders have their seats!  After that its starts in 2005 1/2 season and partial seasons.  If they run out of tickets before they get to people who just got partial season tickets this year!  SO BE IT! 

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices - Magic Number: 58
« Reply #86: July 29, 2012, 08:33:01 PM »
A guy on Twitter just asked a good question about whether it is too late to buy a partial plan in order to "get the inside track on playoff tickets".  I think that this would work.  After next week the Abe plan will only have six games left, so a purchase of a $10 plan will cost about $80, which would be a great deal if this gets you into the presale pool.

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices - Magic Number: 58
« Reply #87: July 29, 2012, 08:50:41 PM »
After next week the Abe plan will only have six games left, so a purchase of a $10 plan will cost about $80, which would be a great deal if this gets you into the presale pool.

Hold on a second. How many of the benefits would you get? This seems like a heck of a lopphole.

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices - Magic Number: 58
« Reply #88: July 29, 2012, 08:59:34 PM »
Hold on a second. How many of the benefits would you get? This seems like a heck of a lopphole.

That's what I'm wondering, if you're not currently a plan holder and you want playoff tickets I'd give them a call.

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices - Magic Number: 58
« Reply #89: July 29, 2012, 09:09:07 PM »
I already have my own 224U seats on the Sunday plan plus I am part of two other groups. I didn't realize they continued selling the prorated plans. If this includes some of the other perk items I might get a couple more seats on one of the other partial plans.

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices - Magic Number: 58
« Reply #90: July 29, 2012, 09:37:32 PM »
They usually stop selling them in August.

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices - Magic Number: 58
« Reply #91: July 29, 2012, 09:53:49 PM »
I want to go to one game per series, upper deck, and pay less than $100 - I think that's pretty fair for 7 years of crap baseball.

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices - Magic Number: 58
« Reply #92: July 29, 2012, 10:31:37 PM »
I want to go to one game per series, upper deck, and pay less than $100 - I think that's pretty fair for 7 years of crap baseball.

that's my hope as well. 

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices - Magic Number: 58
« Reply #93: July 29, 2012, 10:36:58 PM »
Only if you bring your knee pads.

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices - Magic Number: 58
« Reply #94: July 30, 2012, 08:55:30 PM »
Game 7 in DC on Halloween!!!!

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2012 MLB Playoff Schedule

There has been significant discussion regarding the 2012 MLB Playoff schedule due to the possibility of there being a second wildcard team added to the mix for the postseason. We’ll know prior to the kickoff of the 2012 MLB season; however, for now the following draft schedule includes the notional dates for the Playoffs based on a one game playoff between the Wildcard Teams for each league. As more information is made available to include times, dates, and broadcast network(s), the schedule will be revised.


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2012 MLB Playoff Schedule

The end of the 2012 MLB season is firmly scheduled for 03 October 2012. There are still a lot of moving pieces regarding the official 2012 MLB Playoff schedule. We know for sure that the 2012 MLB regular season will end on October 3rd, 2012. We also know for sure that game 1 of the 2012 World Series will start on October 24th, 2012.



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2012 AL and NL Wildcard Playoff

5 October 2012 for AL and NL Wildcard Playoff. Times are TBD. It will be a one game, winner-takes-all round of the playoffs.


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2012 MLB Division Series Schedule

The 2012 MLB Division Series Schedules are set to start on October 6th, 2012. We do not know if MLB will start both the AL and NL on the same day or not at this point, so the following schedule is based on the 2011 MLB Divisional schedules until confirmed by MLB.

**Note: There are 4 teams alive in each league at this point. MLB may choose to stagger the schedules slightly depending on how the final playoff schedule shakes out.

2012 NL Divisional Series Schedule
Game 1 – October 6th, 2012
Game 2 – October 7th, 2012
Game 3 – October 8th, 2012
Game 4 – October 9th, 2012
Game 5 – October 11th, 2012


Skins at home on 10/7

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2012 MLB Championship Series Schedule

The MLB Championship Series is a best of 7 contest with Games 5, 6, and 7 being played if required. The dates listed for the AL and NL schedules are notional and may move around a tad based on the outcome of the 2012 Wildcard Playoff discussions.

2012 NL Championship Series Schedule
Game 1 – October 13th, 2012
Game 2 – October 14th, 2012
Game 3 – October 16th, 2012
Game 4 – October 17th, 2012
Game 5 – October 18th, 2012
Game 6 – October 20th, 2012
Game 7 – October 21st, 2012


Skins at home on 10/14 on the road on 10/21

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2012 World Series Schedule

The World Series is a best 4 of 7 contest with Games 5, 6, and 7 being played as required. The specific times, TV networks, and dates will be updated when available.

Game 1 – October 24th, 2012
Game 2 – October 25th, 2012
Game 3 – October 27th, 2012
Game 4 – October 28th, 2012
Game 5 – October 29th, 2012
Game 6 – October 30th, 2012
Game 7 – October 31st, 2012


Skins on the road on 10/28

http://www.baseballtvschedule.net/2012/02/2012-mlb-playoff-schedule/

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices - Magic Number: 58
« Reply #95: July 30, 2012, 09:04:57 PM »
HAIL TO THE FORESKINZ.

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices - Magic Number: 58
« Reply #96: July 31, 2012, 07:49:18 AM »
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Skins at home on 10/14 on the road on 10/21

That latter match is Giants away.

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Skins on the road on 10/28

...at Pittsburgh.

Soundtrack of local telly/radio broadcast that day: 'Welcome back, we're talking to Dr Robert Schnabelewopski, dentist to the brother-in-law of the Skins' current left guard - [very quickly] hey, just got a Twitter message, Nationals-Yankees World Series Game 4 just went into extra innings, Nats can still sweep with a win - [resuming normal conversational speed] sorry Dr Schnabelewopski, we were discussing the brother-in-law...now you were saying he had really nasty problems with plaque and sore gums...'

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices - Magic Number: 58
« Reply #97: July 31, 2012, 08:14:05 AM »
That latter match is Giants away.

...at Pittsburgh.

Soundtrack of local telly/radio broadcast that day: 'Welcome back, we're talking to Dr Robert Schnabelewopski, dentist to the brother-in-law of the Skins' current left guard - [very quickly] hey, just got a Twitter message, Nationals-Yankees World Series Game 4 just went into extra innings, Nats can still sweep with a win - [resuming normal conversational speed] sorry Dr Schnabelewopski, we were discussing the brother-in-law...now you were saying he had really nasty problems with plaque and sore gums...'

If the ratings are higher for the Skins than for a Nats playoff game then the local media should spend more time on the football team.

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices - Magic Number: 58
« Reply #98: July 31, 2012, 09:04:50 AM »
I get married on Oct 6 :whip:

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Re: 2012 Playoff Invoices - Magic Number: 58
« Reply #99: July 31, 2012, 09:16:01 AM »
I get married on Oct 6 :whip:

Congrats!

Damn shame you're going to miss the playoffs for your honeymoon, though.  Ought to put you squarely in the "save Strasburg for next season" camp.