Playoffs?

On Friday, with the White Sox sitting in third place, the team sent out post-season invoices to their season ticket holders.  For the low, low price of $2549, I will receive two tickets to all three potential Wild Card games, three potential Division Series games, one League Championship Series game, and one World Series game, along with parking for all games.  My seats are on the opposite side of the field and 15 rows closer than my normal seats, but I’m not sure how aligned they are to my needs.

I assume only electronic tickets will be issued.  I would hope commemorative tickets will be sent out should a good run occur late into October.

Return To The Playoffs!

On Tuesday, with the White Sox magic number sitting at 17, the team sent out post-season invoices to their season ticket holders for the first time since 2012.  For the low, low price of $1640, I will receive 2 tickets to a potential Wild Card game (which, if that is needed, something is wrong with this world), 3 potential Division Series games, 1 Championship Series game, and 1 World Series game, along with parking for all games.  My seats are actually better than my normal seats, one section over in the same row and seats better aligned to my needs.

I assume only electronic tickets will be issued.  I would hope commemorative tickets will be sent out should a good run occur late in to October.

Playoffs?!?!?!

For the fifth consecutive year, a Chicago team is in position to start selling playoff tickets to their season ticket holders.  While the Cubs have once again struggled to pull away from the pack, they currently are in the hunt in the National League Central, but, unlike the last few years, are not locks to make it back to the postseason.

Thanks to a randomly selected combination assignment, I would end up with tickets to a home Wild Card game, all Division Series home games, home games 1 and 3 of the League Championship series, and home games 2 and 3 of the World Series.  Unlike past playoff appearances, it seems I would have my normal tickets for the first two rounds, before moving a little closer to home plate but 2 rows up for the World Series.

Just like last year, only electronic tickets will be issued.  Unlike last year, no word on whether commemorative physical tickets will be made available.

Playoffs?!?!

For the fourth consecutive year, a Chicago team is in position to start selling playoff tickets to their season ticket holders.  While the Cubs have once again struggled to pull away from the pack, they currently hold a 3 game lead in the National League Central and are nearly locks to make it back to the postseason.

Thanks to a randomly selected combination assignment, I would end up with tickets to a home Wild Card game, should the Cubs drop out of first place, all Division Series home games, home games 1 and 2 of the Championship series, and home games 1 and 2 of the World Series.  Unlike past playoff appearances, it seems I would have my normal tickets for the first two rounds, before moving a little closer to home plate but 6 rows up for the World Series.

A new wrinkle for 2018 is that only electronic tickets will be issued.  Following the conclusion of the postseason, commemorative physical tickets will be made available.

Playoffs?!?

For the third consecutive year, a Chicago team is in position to start selling playoff tickets to their season ticket holders.  While the Cubs have struggled to put together a big run to pull away from the pack, they currently hold a 1 game lead in the National League Central and are looking to defend their World Series championship.

Thanks to a randomly selected combination assignment, I would end up with tickets to a home Wild Card game, should the Cubs drop out of first place, all Division Series home games, home games 2 and 3 of the Championship series, and home games 1 and 3 of the World Series.  Unlike past playoff appearances, it seems I would have my normal tickets for the first two rounds, before moving much closer to home plate but 7 rows up for the World Series.

Prior to last year, the last time the Cubs won the World Series, in 1908, was their second consecutive title.  Do they have what it takes to become the first repeat champions since the Yankees to close out the 20th century?  Will they even make it to the postseason, holding off the Brewers, Cardinals, and Pirates?  Given that they just won the whole thing last year, does it really matter?

Playoffs!

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For the second consecutive year, a Chicago team is in position to start selling playoff tickets to their season ticket holders.  The Cubs are running away with the National League Central title and are looking for their first World Series appearance since 1945.

Thanks to a randomly selected combination assignment, I would end up with tickets to a home Wild Card game, should the Cubs collapse like its 1969, all Division Series home games, the home games 1 and 3 of the Championship series, and, due to the AL winning the All Star Game, games 4 and 5 of the World Series.  Unlike past playoff appearances, it seems I would have my normal tickets for the first two rounds, before moving much closer to home plate but 7 rows up for the World Series.

The Cubs have little left to prove in the regular season and will need to exorcise some post-season demons after getting swept out in their last 3 appearances as the organization starts to reap the benefits of the years of work starting with the hiring of Theo Epstein in 2011.

Playoffs?

2015playoffsFor the first time since 2012, a Chicago team is in position to start selling playoff tickets to their season ticket holders.  The Cubs hold a slight lead on the second wild card and are preparing for their first post-season appearance since 2008.

Thanks to a randomly selected combination assignment, I would end up with tickets to a home Wild Card game, should the Cubs overtake the Pirates, all Division Series home games, the first 2 home games of the Championship series, and games 3 and 4 of the World Series.  Unlike past playoff appearances, it seems I would have my normal tickets for the entire run.

The Cubs still have some work to do on the field to make sure all this preparation isn’t for naught, but the organization is starting to reap the benefits of the years of work starting with the hiring of Theo Epstein in 2011.

Playoffs?

As hard as it may be to believe following this weekend’s disaster in Kansas City, the time has come to start preparing for the post-season, and the White Sox have done just that by sending out their post-season invoice to season ticket holders.  The first thing that jumps out at you is the $30 non-refundable fee just for the privelidge of purchasing these tickets.  Sadly, that has become normal at this point.  The second thing that seems a little off is the seat locations.  My normal seats are down the first base line, but for any potential playoff games, I will be down the third base line.  Not a big deal for night games, but the sun can make that an unpleasant location to sit for day games.  On the plus side, I am closer to the field for all of the games than I am normally.

While the ticket prices themselves are increased from the regular season (and are set by Major League Baseball, not the White Sox), it is nice to see that the parking fee is the same for all series.  I’m sure the posted price will be increased for the fan off the street, so it is one additional perk for us season ticket holders.