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Offline NatsFanTenn

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Flying in for playoffs
« Topic Start: August 06, 2012, 01:16:17 PM »
We are flying in for the playoffs in October and are not season ticket holders. Anybody have ideas on 1) Obtaining tickets 2) cost of 1st round playoff tickets?

Thanks!

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #1: August 06, 2012, 01:18:12 PM »
Are your flight tickets refundable?  Us superstitious worry warts need to know.  (TomTerp bat signal)

Offline Kevrock

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #2: August 06, 2012, 01:18:12 PM »
Make sure 3) The Nats make the playoffs

Offline Smithian

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #3: August 06, 2012, 01:51:43 PM »
Make sure 3) The Nats make the playoffs
That happens and ole Smithian will be on the plane for the first ever home playoff game for the Washington Nationals. Decision has already been made and cleared financially.

Offline comish4lif

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #4: August 06, 2012, 02:17:34 PM »
We are flying in for the playoffs in October and are not season ticket holders. Anybody have ideas on 1) Obtaining tickets 2) cost of 1st round playoff tickets?

Thanks!

1) Good luck. Maybe attendance hasn't been overwhelming. But DC is an "event" town, and the Nats making the playoffs is an "Event. Nats haven't released any info yet.

2) Bring cash. And lots of it.

Offline RL04

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #5: August 06, 2012, 02:26:04 PM »
We are flying in for the playoffs in October




Uh ... jumping the gun a little here aren't we?

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Offline Baseball is Life

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #6: August 06, 2012, 02:40:11 PM »
We are flying in for the playoffs in October and are not season ticket holders. Anybody have ideas on 1) Obtaining tickets 2) cost of 1st round playoff tickets?

Thanks!

Even STH are trying to figure it out.

Keep an eye on craigslist, stubhub, and your checking account. Make sure the latter  is fully loaded.


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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #7: August 06, 2012, 02:47:20 PM »
We are flying in for the playoffs in October and are not season ticket holders. Anybody have ideas on 1) Obtaining tickets 2) cost of 1st round playoff tickets?

Thanks!

Love the attitude !

Offline tomterp

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #8: August 06, 2012, 02:54:24 PM »
 :shrug:

Offline lastobjective

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #9: August 06, 2012, 03:02:34 PM »
:shrug:

How is that calculated? Why does the Braves have twice the "probability" of winning than the Nats do?

Offline DPMOmaha

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #10: August 06, 2012, 03:04:00 PM »
How is that calculated? Why does the Braves have twice the "probability" of winning than the Nats do?

huh?

Offline Salamander Man

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #11: August 06, 2012, 03:05:13 PM »
How is that calculated? Why does the Braves have twice the "probability" of winning than the Nats do?

They have a better chance of winning the wildcard.

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #12: August 06, 2012, 03:05:46 PM »
How is that calculated? Why does the Braves have twice the "probability" of winning than the Nats do?

It's the wild card. The Nationals are favored to win the division so they have less of a chance to win the wild card.

Offline lastobjective

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #13: August 06, 2012, 03:07:09 PM »
huh?
Oops misinterpreted what WC meant  :-[

But anyways, link to that list? Still wondering how it is all calculated.

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #14: August 06, 2012, 03:08:55 PM »
How is that calculated? Why does the Braves have twice the "probability" of winning than the Nats do?

They don't. The Nats have a 93% chance of making the playoffs, the Braves 76%. Out of those numbers the Nats have a better chance of winning the division and the Braves get a silver medal.

Offline comish4lif

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #15: August 06, 2012, 03:13:44 PM »
Oops misinterpreted what WC meant  :-[

But anyways, link to that list? Still wondering how it is all calculated.


http://www.baseballprospectus.com/odds/

You are in luck, it's not a subscriber page.

Offline saltydad

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #16: August 06, 2012, 03:38:30 PM »
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/odds/

You are in luck, it's not a subscriber page.


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Offline Count Walewski

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #17: August 06, 2012, 03:49:16 PM »
Either lots of cash (if buying tickets from a scalper on the street) or a good credit card limit (if you are buying them from StubHub).

And if the Braves and Nationals continue to play at the clip they're currently playing, you might just get to see one wildcard game and nothing else.

Offline aussienatsfan

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #18: August 06, 2012, 04:17:36 PM »
I'm giving it thought down the track, flying from Australia, I don't even care if I am at the ball park, just want to be in the bars and soaking up the atmosphere. Long way to go yet

Offline Baseball is Life

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #19: August 06, 2012, 04:17:49 PM »
If you are buying a strip, please tell me how/if you are figuring out the actual cost of each ticket. No one has confidently given me answer.

Offline imref

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #20: August 06, 2012, 05:01:28 PM »
It's the wild card. The Nationals are favored to win the division so they have less of a chance to win the wild card.

there's an article on ESPN.com arguing that the braves are better positioned to win the division than we are.

Offline Clever

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #21: August 06, 2012, 05:03:31 PM »
there's an article on ESPN.com arguing that the braves are better positioned to win the division than we are.
I wouldn't worry.

Offline Ray D

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #22: August 06, 2012, 05:12:23 PM »
Are your flight tickets refundable? 

No. if the Nats don't make the playoffs the fare is applied to flight to 2013 playoffs.

Offline RL04

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #23: August 06, 2012, 05:24:37 PM »
there's an article on ESPN.com arguing that the braves are better positioned to win the division than we are.


Link?

Offline Ali the Baseball Cat

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Re: Flying in for playoffs
« Reply #24: August 06, 2012, 06:37:24 PM »
"WC"= water closet

Braves have twice the chance of being flushed down the toilet.  This is a calculation based on a thorough empirical analysis of historical data and recent trendlines.  Probably a conservative estimate if you ask me...

 
How is that calculated? Why does the Braves have twice the "probability" of winning than the Nats do?