That's the Ticket...or not
Nats tickets were distributed this week, and there are a lot of unhappy campers out there, both according to the Post (see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A36595-2005Jan25.html) and to personal observation. A colleague (who, like my syndicate, was in the first, "preferred" group) asked for infield boxes, ended up out along the right field line. We got lucky, I guess - no infield boxes, but still near home plate in the terrace boxes. Word on the street isthat come August, once everyone has had one go-round at RFK and realizes it is not the prime ballpark occupied by the team owned by He Who Shall Not Be Named up in Ballmer (no Boog's, no charming warehouse,etc.), getting good seats won't be an issue. August is dead time in DC, anyway, but I'm optimistic that the Nats will draw well in '05. The real test is '06 and '07; new ownership would be well-advised to make sure to build up this team pronto to compete. This is no AL East, and a little smart investment should enable the Nats to compete with Atlanta and NY, not to mention Florida and Philly.