Friday, July 26, 2013

Mets Announce New "Harvey Day" Tier Pricing

The Mets now use a system of pricing their tickets that they call "DYNAMIC PRICING". To translate that into English, it means the team wants to charge you more if it thinks you want to come to a particular game. The downside of all the team's pricing policies is that one of the teams, alas, is always the Mets. Hard to get away from that reality.

In recent years the hot tickets were when the Mets played foes like Atlanta, Philadelphia, and, of course, the crosstown rivals, the Yankees. Nowadays, the Phillies are ordinary and even the Yankees field a squad of quadruple A'ers so the dynamic pricing formulas are glitching big time. Maybe people even want to see the Pirates at Citi, a team that hasn't been interesting since Willie Stargell was crushing bombs and Manny Sanguillen was doing whatever the hell he used to do.

But one thing the Mets and everyone else knows is that when that magical one-day-in-five comes when Matt Harvey pitches, what has been now termed HARVEY DAY on the internet, people flock to the ballpark to see him.

For that reason the club has changed its pricing so that all non-Harvey games are set at one price while tickets are 33% higher for when the "New Franchise" (I think I just invented that nickname for him) pitches.

But that's not all!

Should Harvey be carrying a no-hitter into the 6th inning  - clearly a distinct possibility any game - the ushers will pass through the stands.  All ticket holders must then pay a $10 per inning surcharge or be ejected from the stadium.

So ticket holders will pay as much as $40 additional for the privilege of seeing Harvey's first CitiField no-hitter.

But wouldn't that be worth it?   The Wilpons think so.

All articles featured on The Apple are fictitious. No Mets were harmed in the writing of this story. Follow Larry on Twitter @dr4sight.

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