Nats home opener...under 5,000 tickets remain
It's been being reported all day that there will be fewer than 5,000 tickets remaining for the Nationals home opener when they go on sale this Saturday morning*. That's really amazing since the only people with access to the tickets so far are season ticket holders (full and partial). I think Nats attendance has potential to shock the baseball community. A base of already 3,000,000 tickets sold is unreal considering the team doesn't even have a TV contract yet. I have been saying all along that the home opener will be as tough a ticket as the Wizards 1997 playoffs. I was on hold for hours trying to get tickets to a game against the Bulls and was shut out. I hope that's not the case this time.
Also, it looks like I won't be going to a Spring Training game while I'm in Orlando 10 days from now. My schedule just isn't going to allow time for a game. It's still a goal of mine to take an entire vacation for the sole purpose of attending spring training.
Steroids are still front page news and a week from today should be interesting because of the subpeonas that have been handed down. I hope they ask every player point blank "did you ever take steroids?". My long term Rafael Palmeiro bet could turn out to be not so long term because of the void clause. I think McGwire is the most interesting player that we could find some news about. He's gone out of his way to stay out of the spotlight the last few years and putting him under oath should be really interesting. That's all for now....Short and not so sweet. Later.
*UPDATE: The home opener goes on sale March 26. All regular season games besides the opener go on sale this Saturday.
To check out the Washington Times article where I got this information, click here: