So, I just bought tickets to a San Diego Padres game, since Joanna and I are going to be out in San Diego in April for our honeymoon, and it turns out the team will be in town.
As a Red Sox fan who's been frantically trying to buy whatever tickets were available over the past few years, can I just say that this was a totally different experience. I mean, tickets went on sale today, and I was actually able to buy them! Field box seats, third base line, right up close, and actually paying face value, this is a bit of a change of pace for me. I know in theory that there are places where it's actually possible to buy tickets for a baseball game without having to take out a second mortgage or sell your first born child, but every time I actually encounter it I'm completely blown away.
Anyway, since we're saving for the down payment on the house it's looking like we won't be getting many chances to see the Red Sox this year, so at least we'll be getting some in person baseball in, even if it's the Padres versus the Rockies.