Finally, Mets fans have something to be excited about. A unifying moment to celebrate: Johan Santan’s no-hitter. Surely they will go out of their way to exploit the event and generate goodwill with fans, yes?
Naturally, many who attended the first ever Mets no-no (and first Nohan) Friday night want a commemorative ticket. But, in this day of interwebtuals and print-at-home tickets, some who saw it live don’t have a traditional stub… and the Mets aren’t going to give them one.
According to CNBC sports business reporter Darren Rovell, the Mets, in a misguided and tone-deaf move, have denied fans’ requests for physical tickets. Rovell suggests that the team charge $5 (or more) for the keepsake, something that would both appease paying fans and generate some much needed money.
Two years ago when Roy Halladay threw his perfect game in Florida, the Marlins sold tickets from unused seats after the game at face value. It was a smart business decision that gave everyone involved a warm, fuzzy feeling (myself included– I bought two). But of course the Mets have managed to miss that low-hanging fruit.