Found October 01, 2012 on
The Mark Graham Sports Blog:
The Chicago Cubs wrap up their dreadful season this weekend against an even worse Houston Astros squad at the Friendly Confines.
The Cubs are at 60-99 and the Astros are at 53-106. That's right the two worst teams in baseball. Why would anyone want to see these teams play? That's probably why two tickets on StubHub are for sale at $0.19.
That's right, $0.19.
I don't know about you, but $0.19 is still too much to watch these teams mercilessly end their respective seasons.
UPDATE: The tickets are no longer on StubHub (I guess someone bought the tickets), but you can purchase some at $0.75 at section 536, row 5.
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The season-ending series between NL Central clubs marks the first meeting of 100-loss team in the majors since 1962, when the Cubs played the New York Mets.
Houston (55-106) threw its third straight shutout and won...
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Altuve had missed time earlier in the season due to a similar injury.
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Ruth hit the next pitch 440 feet, over the center field wall.
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