Tickets still available for Game 1 of NLDS
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Ticket-hungry Cardinals fans got a big surprise Wednesday night, the eve of the return of playoff baseball to St. Louis.
Hundreds of tickets that were “off-limits” for fans, went on sale.
Having tickets might be more important than ever, this year.
People in St. Louis have gotten used to seeing Cardinals playoff baseball on FOX 2.
This year, the National League games are cable/satellite-TV, until the World Series.
FOX 2 would love to pick up the games for free, over-the-air, broadcast in St. Louis.
Major League Baseball is not allowing local stations to do so.
The Cardinals will have at least one game on the MLB network, which even a lot of cable and satellite viewers don’t get.
“This is a community that has a huge fan base. You just look around, and there’s red everywhere. People ought to be able to see the game. That’s what this part of the season is for,” said Sue Hack, a Cardinal fan in town from Lawrence, KS.
She had a ticket for Thursday’s game.
“It’s a St. Louis team. They should be able to broadcast it everywhere. And you shouldn’t have to pay a fortune to get it,” said Mike Llewellyn, visiting from Kansas City.
He also had a ticket for Thursday’s game.
As for the tickets, Pirates and Cardinals players, along with Major League Baseball, returned a few hundred tickets they weren’t using, just in time for that last-minute ticket dash in St. Louis.
“I was asking if they had any tickets for Friday, this Friday, because I figured tomorrow would be sold out,” said Cardinal fan, Jim Wall. “And [the ticket clerk] said, “I’ve got first row for tomorrow, in the Redbirds Club.’”
He bought them.
The super-fan, known as the “Cardinal Cowboy”, had a little good luck come his way, too.
“They said, ‘we still happen to have some available. We’ll put the Cardinal Cowboy name on them for you to pick them up. Get down here and get them before 5 o’clock.’ So I’m here,” said Carter Rethwisch, AKA the “Cardinal Cowboy”.
Thursday’s game will air on TBS, Friday’s on the MLB Network.
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