As hot tickets go, the O’s weren’t quite as fast as the Monty Python reunion, but still turned in a box office bonanza that bested Paul McCartney in Minneapolis and The Great American Beer Festival. By 10:15 a.m. Monday, the last batch of Orioles playoff tickets for the first two games of the team’s American League Division Series were all out of officially-sanctioned hands.
As Baltimore Business Journal pointed out, the team chose a Tweet as its preferred means of crushing the hopes of fans nervously clicking Refresh:
— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) September 29, 2014
After many fans beat the playoff ticket squeeze by putting down-payments on seats for next year, the team was only offering a very limited number of “scattered single seats, limited view seating, and standing room only” tickets through this morning’s sale, which began at 10 a.m. Your move, secondary market.
As the MLB regular season ended Sunday, the O’s learned they will face the Detroit Tigers in a best-of-5 series that begins Thursday night at Camden Yards. If the Orioles beat the Tigers, they’ll move onto the American League Championship Series, which brings a whole new level of playoff hype and…another ticket frenzy!
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