Secondary market again under average for weekend set


The Seattle Mariners, as Cliff Corcoran detailed in his extensively entertaining series preview at the new Pinstriped Bible, aren’t a very good team. The team is 48-73 and have somehow managed to average 3.28 runs scored per game. It is no surprise then that tickets for the weekend are selling at 20 percent below average.

Surprisingly, tonight’s game — the one top-notch pitching match-up that features Felix Hernandez and A.J. Burnett — is the one with the lowest prices. Tomorrow’s game, an afternoon affair on a nice day, is selling strong, but with bad weather moving in on Sunday, the prices dip a bit. With so many New Yorkers out on vacation this week and next and an uninspiring Mariners club in town for some mid-August games, it’s no wonder ticket prices are a bit depressed. As always, grab your seats from RAB Tickets.

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  • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

    Yankees-Mariners III: Revenge of the Sith

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Starring Nick Swisher as Lando Calrissian

      • Carlosologist

        I’m going to make a Yankee version of the cast of Episode V. It will be done by the Game Thread.

    • Carlosologist

      So you’re calling a sweep?

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Darth Cashman: The end of the war is near.
        General Afterman: But the injury to Count Pettitte?
        Darth Cashman: His injury was a necessary loss. Soon I will have a new apprentice, one far younger and more powerful.

        • Carlosologist

          Well done. I made my Episode V Star Wars-Yankee list. I’m crediting you as the one who gave me the idea.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        Emperor Cashman: In order to ensure our security and continuing stability, I have acquired Lance Berkman, Austin Kearns, and Kerry Wood for a couple of marginal prospects and some cash considerations.

        [Senate fills with enormous applause]

        Larry Lucchino: [to Peter Gammons] So this is how liberty dies… with thunderous applause.

  • Chris

    Are these prices only based on ticket sales in the secondary market, or do they include all ticket sales?

    • Benjamin Kabak

      It’s based on secondary market asking prices only.

  • Steve H

    Do you think as we get closer to September and the playoff odds increase almost daily that the market will continue to be soft? People may just save up their money for playoff tickets rather than go to a less-meangingfull September game,

    • Benjamin Kabak

      If the Red Sox mount a charge and a real pennant race ensues, I think prices will go up. The games next month vs. Tampa and Boston will probably be expensive too, but otherwise, it’s not much of a race. The PO Odds report have the Yanks reaching the playoffs 90 percent of the time. It’s not that thrilling of a race right now.

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

        If the Red Sox mount a charge and a real pennant race ensues…

        (makes wanking motion with hand)

        • Benjamin Kabak

          As you should, especially now that Pedroia’s back on the DL. Apparently, he pulled a Beltran and came back too early.

          • Sweet Dick Willie

            Hey, I respect Pedey’s skill as a baseball player and would embrace him were he a Yankee (shudders), but let’s face it, the guy’s no Norman Einstein.

            During his rehab, his doctor had to tell him that if he continued to run, he could make his foot worse.

            Really. Apparently (due obviously to his extreme gritiness), he was unaware that running on a broken foot wasn’t a good idea.