Thursday, February 07, 2008


It's probably totally uncool and pathetically naive to object to the Blue Jays offering tickets to fans of visiting teams (the Red Sox and Tigers) for early-season games before they go on sale to the general public in Toronto.

It is naive, since secondary ticketing is a huge deal to pro sport teams nowadays. It is also uncool, since this is business to Paul Godfrey and Ted Rogers and all their little worker ants. Never mind that as The Tao of Stieb notes, really creative thinking would be to find a way to get people who might actually root, root, root for the home team in those seats.

God, it's embarassing to be a Toronto-oriented sports fan sometimes, you just want to try to distance yourself from it .... hey, look, the Leafs won tonight, so they're only six points out of the last playoff berth!

Tickets? Anybody needs tickets? (Jeff Blair,

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