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The Cardinals host Game Three of the NLCS in about three hours, which should mean that everyone is already at the ballpark, getting ready for exciting on-the-doorstep-of-the-World-Series action.

But I guess many of the best fans in baseball would rather stay home. As of this moment, not only can you still get tickets on Cardinals.com, there are thousands available on Stubhub, ranging as low as under $20.

I know it’s a day game, and I know the Cardinals are coming off a World Series victory, but good Lord. Can you imagine what the situation would be for an NLCS game at Wrigley Field? I don’t even want to think about how much I’d pay for a ticket, or how many dolphins I’d punch to get a ticket for $20.

(h/t @wpbc)

  • Cubsleeram

    Great picture! I live near the Lou, so this is what I have to see on a daily basis.

  • MichiganGoat

    Time to get busy on photoshop – BRETT PUNCHING A DOLPHIN

  • TWC

    Hahahahahahaha. What a bunch of jerks.

  • MichiganGoat

    One night I though about sending out pics on twitter with a the question redneck or Cardinal fan… then I realized the error of my thoughts

  • Fishin Phil

    It’s hard to get time off from work at the meth lab.

  • hansman1982

    Ok, so don’t ever wrap a pickle slice around a fry and eat it…just terrible.

    • Internet Random

      Really? It doesn’t seem like it would be so bad.

      • hansman1982

        that’s what I thought but just don’t do it

        not sure if it was too salty or a bad pickle but it didn’t do anything for me…maybe have to try it with cheese and bacon next time

        • Internet Random

          Dill pickles and peanut butter are way better than one would think… on saltines. Omm nom nom.

    • TWC

      That kinda makes me hungry, and I’m a ways from lunch still. Thanks.

      • hansman1982

        oh, I had a delicious lunch of a double cheeseburger, fries, chocolate milk, ketchup, mayo…om,nom,nom,nom,nom

        • Featherstone

          Wait. you put mayo on your burger. Blasphemy!

    • https://www.facebook.com/chris.siuty Chris84

      That’s strange, because one of my favorite things is when there’s that one rogue fry stuck in the relish on my hot dog from Gene and Jude’s. Was it a dill pickle? A kosher pickle? Might need to do some research.

  • cubs1967

    it’s 2012 and the economy sucks………….it’s still a recession desptie what your gov’t official blows up your ass!

    hmmmmmmmmm……..so Tommyboy; you think 2% is enough? to avoid below 2.5M fans next year………….NOT!

    go cubs go……….104 yrs and counting………….

    • hansman1982

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    • Can’t think of a cool name

      And we have a winner (whiner?)

    • Cubbie Blues

      I AGREE………………..THEO WAS BROUGHT IN TO BUILD A WINNER……………………………………………………………………….HE DIDN’T……………………………. …… ……… . . … . . . .. … .. …. . .—- …– .-.-.-. .-. -….—-. .– ..–.-.–. -.-. -.—.-.-. .-.-..-.HE GAVE US THE ROYALS/MARINERS/PADRES/BFE’ERS AND NOW TICKETS ARE THE SAME PRICE!!! ITS PROFF THAT RICKITS IS AN IDIIT!!!

      THEO SUCKS………………..SHOULD HAVE PICKED 900 OTHER PEOPLE BEFORE HIM………..I SHOULD BE……………. GM!!!! USING MY AMAZING POWERS …….. OF HINDSIGHT HERE IS WHAT THEO SHOULD HAVE DONE!!!! HE TANKED THE SEASON AND HE IS TAKNIG THE ORGANIZATION!!! …………….. WE WILL NEVER RECOVER FROM 100 LOSSES!!!!

      ZOMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!……………………….
      h/t hans

      • TWC

        If you translate all that punctuation into Morse code (and play if backwards), it says “Theo is dead”. Kinda makes you wonder…

        • Cubbie Blues

          Haha

        • hansman1982

          I did tell Brett yesterday that he could email me his big secret and I would casually drop it in the comments…

          • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

            I sent it to you on a pigeon.

            • hansman1982

              Unfortunately the air route between Columbus and Des Moines goes through Cardinal country…

              • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

                They’ll use it against us!

                • Cubbie Blues

                  I entrust you had the foresite to use words which contained more than four letters (indecipherable).

                • hansman1982

                  I was going with they probably ate the bird and what Cubbie Blues said…

    • EvenBetterNewsV2.0

      Who would have guessed? Well, Brett for one. God I hate this fanbase sometimes.

    • Cubbie Blues

      A recession is two consecutive quarters of decline in GDP. We are on an incline (all be it slow). Conclusion: we are not in a recession.

  • Kyle

    When the Cubs make 7 NLCS appearances in 12 years, we’ll see how much we still get excited. I mean, I’d expect us to be pretty excited, but who knows since we have nowhere near that track record.

    • Spencer

      ushers at yankee stadium were told to move fans into different sections because there were literally whole sections with no seats sold that were clearly visible on tv.

      • TWC

        Well, yeah, but we all know that Yankee fans REALLY suck. They’re a whole ‘nother league than them mullet-sporting turds in STL.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      Pfft, easy:

      In 1910, the Cubs hosted the third game of the World Series at West Side Park, and attendance was over 26,000 – while capacity was just over 16,000. They had been to the World Series in four of the last five seasons, and fans still couldn’t get enough.

      Proof positive. :)

    • Cubbie Blues

      They won the WS in 2010. I just checked and the cheapest ticket on StubHub for AT&T Park is $130.

    • Kyle N

      I expect them to sell out future playoff games for very, very long while, even when the team wins a World Series.

      Whenever playoff tickets went on sale, millions of Cub fans went nuts, skipping school/work to wait obsessively and put their name into a queue online or over the phone for a shot to get them. After the box office sold out in 2.5 seconds, the secondary market priced out all but the wealthiest (or more desperate) of fans.

      Even when you have that first Cubs World Series champion, subsequent playoff years will still attract everyone who wasn’t able to see the see the initial run. Prices won’t be quite as ludicrous in the secondary market as success becomes more sustained and there will be a bit of a dent in the number of obsessed people waiting to get box office tix in the first place. There are *always* going to be legions of long-time fans who never saw Cub playoff baseball and will be chomping at the bit to see it, even when the “novelty” has worn out to those who saw it first.

      Again, that is if the Cubs run off a stretch like St. Louis is experiencing. Which would be swell.

  • Cubbie Blues

    Actually, seeing those prices, it makes me wish I still lived in Evansville (only a 2 1/2 hour drive). I’d have to go buy some Giants swag first though.

    • http://www.bleachernation.com Brett

      I’d be there right now.

      In full Cubs garb.

      • Featherstone

        The ONLY way to go to a Cardinals game.

  • TSB

    Day playoff game?! And miss judge Brown and the Springer man?!

  • hardtop

    …because even the ‘morans’ of st. lou know the cardinals have no business being in the playoffs. sadly the giants are about the only playoff team crappy enough to lose to the shit birds.

  • cjdubbya

    $165 for an NLDS ticket in 2003. DIVISIONAL round. In the THIRD FREAKIN INNING. Bleacher “seat” (well, standing by the seats in the bleachers). Cardinal fans can suck it.

    • hansman1982

      To compare Cubs playoff attendance to pretty much any other team in the bigs is like comparing the Yankees payroll to any other team in the bigs…

  • DarthHater

    Google “moran” and the first thing that comes up is an urban dictionary page about that photo and the “idiut” in it. Gotta love it.

  • MichaelD

    One slight caveat is that the weather is going to be bad before the end of the game, and the original report was that the bad weather was going to hit around game time. That probably can’t account for it not being sold out, but it probably leads to the lower prices on the re-sale market.

    • Pat

      Also, I believe the stadium seats somewhere over 50,000, or right around that.

  • DocPeterWimsey

    Side note, but the Giants announcers were just mocking Hawk Harrelson for his extreme homerism……

  • Stevie B

    On that note…..and I’ve asked this before on (sorry) another forum.

    What would you pay…for a quality WS game seat at Wrigley?

    My wife and I came up with a max of $4,000.00 for a ticket (Me going)

    • hansman1982

      That depends…game 1 would be significantly less than game 7.

      Game 7 I would give whatever my 401k is at on that date. Screw retirement.

  • cubzforlife

    In 2008 someone bought my seats sect 208 row five for 3500 EACH if the Cubs had made the World Series. Still on my Stubhub account. Also sold games one and two for 550 ea. I have four and sat next to the people but didn’t disclose they were my seats. I’m sorry to say I have to give up two seats for 2013. Weak resale market with such a shitty team.

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