I, for one, am desperate to score tickets to the first round of the WBC at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on March 7. Venezuela will be playing Italy, and the tickets go on sale on Monday, November 17. So, I go on-line to register for a ticket strip. Alas, the deadline to register for tickets for the first round has passed. (Aside while I sob inconsolably for a few moments.) I need baseball in March, I need a respite from the relentless Michigan winter, I need to see my Tigres in action for Venezuela.
So, if anyone out there has the goods, let me know.
I realize that MLB has some legitimate concerns about injury during the WBC, but it's good for baseball, it's good for fans, so I support it, because I'm sorry, fans are often left out of the equation, when we're the reason for the sport's existence. Excuse me, how do you expect to make money if you're playing to empty stadiums, not selling gazillions in fan gear, and losing fat tv contracts? (Stepping off soapbox now.)
So let's soak up the World Baseball Classic in prelude to that summer classic we couldn't do without.