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
@JonHeyman: Yanks and Cubs have a deal. Torres, mckinney, Warren and likely 1 more to NYY.
Rumor McKinney part of package
I would rather have Ian Happ at second.
that is a hell of a lot of talent to shift for a reliever who's gonna get paid top-scale "free agent" type money in 2017+ after a 1/2 year rental for the remainder of 2016.
Cubs are going to need a 2nd baseman of the future. I'm still not convinced Baez can be that offensively on an everyday basis.
Updating: Per @Joelsherman1, #Cubs-#Yankees trade, if completed, would be Chapman for Torres, Warren and likely two others.
Can only imagine they'd only give that much up if he's signing an extension.
The official police report on Chapman:
You can draw your own conclusions.
Where is he going to play for the Cubs?
That was, ummmm, you know. A joke?
Even from an on-field perspective, Torres is a 19-year-old beating up High-A pitching who also plays a great SS. Even if he never develops a legit MLB power stroke, he's still an obvious 4-tool guy with a very high floor. Sucks to trade away his next 6-8 years for a closer, albeit a great one.
"Like the Chapman deal for Cubs from on-field POV, wish I didn't now have to feel lousy following an otherwise likable Cubs team." @jonahkeri
pretty much sums up my feelings
You mean Yankees?
You do have a point. The TheoJed certainly would need to address this in a transparent way. Milton Bradley was no help to the team.
FWIW, the Cubs would get a compensation draft pick between the 1st & 2nd rounds (around #35) if they extend a Qualifying Offer to Chapman post-2016 (probably about $17M), Chapman declines, and then he signs with another MLB club before next year's draft.
This all assumes Chapman doesn't want to be a free agent and possibly sign a $20MM+/year deal. We all know free agents get overpaid, sometimes dramatically (Hello, JayHey!). Not sure why Chapman would agree to the extension. If i'm is agent, I would tell him I could get I'm a $100M deal as a FA.