Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Go Cards!

Baseball Cardinals, that is.

As of today, with 30 games left to play, the Cards have a 10 ½ game lead over the Chicago Cubs. The "magic number" of wins they need to clinch their division is somewhere in the mid-20s, so it didn't surprise me when the team announced the procedure for selling playoff tickets to non-season ticket holders. Today I registered for the chance to participate in a lottery for post-season baseball tickets.

The registration is only taking place online at the team's Website; you won't be able to get tickets at the stadium ticket office, any ticket outlets, or by phone. There's always more people who want tickets than the amount available, so this registration is just to participate in the opportunity to purchase. After the registration closes on September 18th, they'll have a random drawing. The people whose names are selected will have the opportunity to purchase up to four tickets for one game out of the seven possible National League Division and Championship series games.

In the past Tony has taken care of things like this, but this year I decided to take the lead. There's a good chance he won't be available to go to a game, and I didn't want to miss out on my chance to participate in the post-season game excitement. Besides, even if he also registers, that will increase the chances of getting chosen.


  1. Good luck!! The cardinals have been looking good lately (it was their best August since 1900 or so) - hopefully you get the seats!

  2. So if I get chosen I'll be calling you to see if you want to come with me to a game...

  3. Although I'm not a fan of the National League, I did cheer for the Cardinals one post-season when their World Series opponent was particularly unsavoury. Hopefully the Yankees will make it to the World Series, but if not, I might jump on your bandwagon.

  4. Sydney, I understand. I don't think I'm as big a baseball fan as you; if the Cardinals aren't in the postseason, I don't really bother paying attention!

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