Originally written on New York Sports-Kings  |  Last updated 10/21/14
If you were to search Stub Hub for 2013 Opening Day baseball tickets what would you expect to pay for the Mets opener?  For the worst seat in the house, about $30 would sound appropriate and one would only pay that much because it is opening day. Early on Monday, the Mets placed single-game tickets on sale for the 2013 season for games through May 26.  The minimum price for the opening game against the Padres is $63. This raises one legitimate question:  Why would you pay that much to see this team play the Padres? The price of the “worst seat in the house” is shocking being that the Mets don’t even possess a complete major league roster that would draw fans to the stadium.  Right now, it seems that David Wright will be standing at third and R.A. Dickey will be on the mound but other than that, everyone else’s future with the team is in question. In fact, Dickey’s stock is so high right now that he could find himself traded before the start of the season so even he isn’t guaranteed to be there for the opening game. The Wilpon’s probably feel that if they sell out that game, they can use most of their opening day money to pay off Jason Bay, who is still owed $21 million over the next few years.  It certainly would help, but there is absolutely no guarantee that they will even sell out. Obviously, a case can be made that there is only one opening day a year and not everyone gets the opportunity to be at one of those games.  Dickey will presumably be on the mound and there is no question that his Cy Young Award allowed the Mets to jack up the price for the first game. But another thing that makes this surprising is that they are playing the Padres, a team that finished fourth in the NL West last year and hasn’t won more than 76 games in four of their last five years.  In other words, they are playing a team that has been just as irrelevant over the last five years as they have. All this leads me to believe that for that price, the Mets will be attempting to give tickets away for their season opener.  In a more logical move, the price for the same seat at game two will start at $15.  The opening game is being played on April Fool’s Day so maybe this whole thing is a joke, but the only joke would be to pay that much for a seat at Citi Field on opening day. Follow us on Twitter – @NYSportskings Contributor – Dave Ragazzo – @DRagazzo_Sports The post Would You Pay $63 to See The Mets on Opening Day? appeared first on New York Sports Kings.
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