Cubs Playoff Ticket Lottery
The Cubs opened up registration for playoff tickets at Wrigley Field today. Basically you register online and winners are "randomly" selected to be able to purchase tickets for either the NLDS and NLCS (you may get lucky and win both). If you're chosen, you are limited to one game and two tickets for that series. You have until noon CST on September 19th to register for any possible NLDS games at Wrigley.
For those with more experience with this sort of thing, if you are a "winner", are you guaranteed tickets or just the right to enter the Virtual Waiting Room?
Ticket prices and full schedule after the jump...
Section -- NLDS -- NLCS
Club Box - IF -- $100 -- $150
Club Box - OF -- 75 -- 125
Field Box - IF -- 75 -- 125
Field Box - OF -- 65 -- 110
Terrace Box - IF -- 60 -- 100
Terrace Box - OF -- 55 -- 90
Upper Deck Box - IF -- 60 -- 100
Upper Deck Box - OF -- 55 -- 90
Bleacher Reserved -- 60 -- 100
Terrace Reserved - IF -- 40 -- 70
Terrace Reserved - OF -- 35 -- 60
Upper Deck Reserved - IF -- 30 -- 50
Upper Deck Reserved - OF -- 25 -- 40
Standing Room Only -- 25 -- 30
Please see the schedule below:
POSTSEASON REGISTRATION PERIOD BEGINS:
12 noon CT, Tuesday, 09/03/2008
NLDS REGISTRATION PERIOD ENDS:
12 noon CT, Friday, 09/19/2008
NLDS RANDOM DRAWING:
NLDS WINNERS NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL:
NLDS SALE FOR WINNERS:
12 noon - 6 p.m. CT, Tuesday, 09/22/2008
NLCS REGISTRATION PERIOD ENDS:
12 noon CT, Monday, 9/29/2008
NLCS RANDOM DRAWING:
NLCS WINNERS NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL:
NLCS SALE FOR WINNERS:
12 noon - 6 p.m. CT, Friday, 10/3/2008
"The Boston Red Sox were banned from signing any international players for the next year and had five of their teenage prospects declared free agents on Friday after a Major League Baseball investigation showed they circumvented signing-bonus rules last year, a source familiar with the situation told Yahoo Sports."
The thing with Heyward is its not just free agency. He is way under performing his career #s. He's making the same % of contact but his soft contact is much higher and hard contact much lower than all his previous years so there is something very specifically going on this year causing the issues. Chances are he will eventually get back to his previous #s and it's better to get the slump now and get that hot run later but I wish I knew what is different about this year. He's either just not seeing the ball as well or a swing change is causing it.
Only 3 pitches for Leathersich. Not much of a rehab outing.
Thanks for the reporting Phil.
He's the nastiest pitcher I've seen in awhile. I'm gonna give them all a mulligan on this one.
Coghlan's strike out was more disappointing. He was fighting off a lot of pitches and not swinging at crap, and on the last pitch, he swung at stuff he was laying off, and struck out.
And Heyward, too. I don't blame Heyward - I blame free agency. I hate it. You almost never get a valid return on the investment.
I look forward to the day when ball players own the teams. The current economics are not sustainable.
Oh, I'm sure you're right. He's not 27-27 in saves for nothing. But, man, I hope they learned last night that he didn't throw a single pitch in the zone to KB, Contreras or Baez, and they all just kept swinging.
Sounds like a much better game than last night's fiasco in Flushing.
I'm pretty sure it looks like a sweet pitch on the way in. How many sinkers like that are there at 98 mph? I agree that they should just do a Lackey and stand their with their bat on their shoulders until he throws a strike next time, but I can see how that's hard to do.
The bullpen, on the other hand, is a mess, and Heyward is starting to piss me off.
I noticed that too. He's getting to everything, but when he gets right under it on a high flyball he looks uncomfortable
Did you expect anything different?
Wow, did they blow this game. Stupid plays by the kids in the 7th -- Almora throwing to 3rd instead of 2nd to keep the DP in order (when a DP probably wins the game) and Baez throwing to 3rd (to a backpedalling KB) instead of getting the easy 2nd out at first - cost them the game. Also, Contreras almost throws the ball into RF on a nonexistent pick-off play. And Maddon, for using Peralta in the first place. Did they do a bunch of shots in the dugout before the 7th? Unbelievably bad baseball. I thought Almora had a high baseball IQ?
men on 2nd/3rd, 0 out...and nothing.
cubs lose :(
UH OH! RALLY TIME!
Getting tired of this Heywood weak sauce
Yep, can't say I disagree with that. His first batter and resulting walk was just brutal. Reminded me of a bit of Jacque Jones spiking his throws into the ground from RF.
The use of Peralta in any
semblance of a high leveragesituation is questionable at best.
fixed that for ya.
The use of Peralta in any semblance of a high leverage situation is questionable at best. Hind sight is easy but Peralta had nothing.