Daily Mets Poll: MLB’s Post Season Reservation System
What Do You Think of MLB's Post Season Ticket Reservation System?
- Hate It (67%, 38 Votes)
- Not Sure (25%, 14 Votes)
- Love it (9%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 57
As Andrew Vazzano points out on TheRoPolitans, MLB is allowing fans to buy reservations for post season tickets. There seem to be some serious flaws in the process. First off, the process is only open to 29 teams. You see, you can pay $10 to reserve tickets for an NLDS game in Pittsburgh – even though the Pirates won’t make the post-season – but you can’t purchase reservations for the Yankees.
DeadSpin does a great job of breaking down other problems with the system:
Now, imagine you’re a Reds fan. You’re feeling good about your team, even though every metric says the Reds are overachieving. So you reserve your NLDS seats. Then the Reds predictably crash and burn, and finish 10 games out of first. They will, and you’re out of luck. That $10 that you and all the other Reds fans, and fans of the 22 teams that don’t play on through October, that $10 is gone. Poof.
Oh, and reserving seats doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get ones you can afford. What if, when you finally get through Ticketmaster’s system, the only seats left are in a box, for the playoff-inflated price of $350 apiece. Well, too bad. Either buy them, or forfeit your reservation fee.
Which brings us to today’s poll… What do you think of MLB’s Post Season Reservation System? Go to the comments section to explain why you love it or hate it.