The Mets are doing surprisingly well this year. They've got a cool new minority owner. Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in franchise history last week, one of the greatest moments in the club's 50-year run. And yet, they're still the same old hapless Mets.
So that no-hitter Santana pitched last Friday? About 20,000 people attended the game. It was an unseasonably cool Friday night, and it's early in the season, so you can't fault Mets fans. But now there will be 41,922 people who will say they were at the game, because the Mets front office is selling "commemorative" tickets to the epic night.
There are more than enough LOL moments in the Mets' press release announcing the sale:
-Season ticket holders get "complimentary" reprints of the tickets they already spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on (shipping and handling fees apply of course)
-Partial season ticket holders get a "discounted" price of $30 per seat for the tickets they already spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on (shipping and handling fees, natch)
-If you aren't a season ticket holder of any kind, didn't even go to the game, or worse yet, went and lost your ticket stub, you can get the "best available seat" (which we'd like to remind you, doesn't buy you the privilege of actually sitting anywhere) for $50 (do we need to even mention the shipping and handling)
Price of a commemorative ticket to Johan Santana's no-hitter: $50. Price of parking for attending said no-hitter: $0 (remember, you didn't actually go!). Being able to lie to your grandchildren and tell them you went to the first no-no in franchise history? Priceless.