Human error? Divine intervention? Whatever the case may be, one man’s World Series dream is coming true for the price of a ballpark frank.
A reader named Erik notified Deadspin yesterday that he had just purchased a ticket to Game 1 of the World Series at Fenway Park for a grand total of $6.
To put that in perspective, this gentleman will pay about $30 more to park his car in the Lansdowne Street Garage than he will to park his butt in a seat. According to Deadspin, he’ll also pay at least $750 less than everyone else sitting around him in Right Field Box 97.
And half of that $6 is StubHub fees, meaning the schlub who originally sold the ticket grossed about $3.00 – presumably at least two decimal points away from the price he meant to list. Ouch.
Too late to fix it now – the buyer has already printed out his perfectly legitimate ticket, a picture of which he sent to Deadspin in all of its thrifty glory.
Note to seller: There’s no crying in baseball. And note to anyone else headed to Fenway on Wednesday: drinks are on the smug-looking guy in Row WW, Seat 9.