Red Sox tickets went on sale today for next season. Well, for part of next season. It's also the day that Sox Pax go on sale, so they can bundle 3 crappy games with 1 good game.
Last year, through the help of what's affectionately referred to as "the magic link," I was able to get in and get the Opening Day Sox Pack. It was a combination of having good resources and a bit of luck that got me past the hell of the "Virtual Waiting Room," and into the ticket buying screen. They only give you like a minute or two to decide how many you're going to buy. I hadn't talked to anyone beforehand, so while I knew people would want to go, I didn't know who could go, or who would be willing to pay. Plus, you're limited to 4 tickets at most. Surprisingly, I do know more than 4 folks who would want to go . . .
So I just bought myself a pack. I don't mind going to games by myself, and it worked out pretty nicely, minus the crap I took from everybody for not getting them a ticket. I really got the last laugh though, as you can see here.
I haven't been as lucky today. No magic link, and no getting through on any of the Sox Pax that I tried (I've still got two browser tabs open trying in vain to get through).
I did get through on a Friday night game in May versus the Rangers though. And I bought four tickets, so no one can bitch. Dead centerfield bleachers. Not really great seats, but whatever.
Let the attempts to win my friendship begin!
UPDATE (12:25): Someone found the new "magic link" and I picked up 2 seats to the Beltway Pack. That's 4 more games for people to attempt to convince me they deserve a ticket!