Happy: A Quest for Life After Death

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Game 2



When Mat asked on Tuesday last week if he could buy a ticket to the World Series, how could I say no? These are the times to seize the day.

Mat's friend Brandon bought tickets on eBay to game 2 on Thursday. I won't tell you how much he paid, but we sold our 16-year old Saab this morning ... and didn't raise quite enough money to cover one of the two tickets.

I was skeptical about buying World Series tickets on eBay -- would they actually get the tickets? Would they be legit? They did get the tickets, but the seller failed to mention one critical point: the obstructed view.

The view was so obstructed it was comical -- only at Fenway would this seat actually be sold. Fortunately, there was standing room in front of the green girder that completely blocked the view of one of the two seats, where as long as they escaped the notice of security guards, they had a great view of the field.

So there's not too much cause for pity -- it was a great game, the Red Sox won, and it was the World Series!

Mat would, however, like me to point out that Brandon's Harvard MBA and career buying and selling companies for a living were insufficient credentials to complete an entirely satisfactory baseball ticket purchase.

Oh well. Apparently we would have had to sell two Saabs to cover the price of an unobstructed view.

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