We have been hearing for years about how the Yankees and Mets players don't really consider the Subway Series any different from other games. In those times, they seemed to be putting a damper on the hype. This time around though, this series really doesn't feel very special.
The only real excitement you could see/feel in the ballpark that translated to watching at home was courtesy of the 7 Line Army -- the group of Mets fans who had batches of seats together in the outfield, and all wore the same shirt. By the way, there was a nice article about Darren Meenan in Capital New York this week, but of course, some jealous Mets fans ripped into him in the comments section, just because. Squawker Jon, I thought the why Mets fans acted like crabs keeping their fellow crabs from exiting the bucket!
Anyhow, hopefully tonight will be a bit more interesting. It certainly should be, since not only is it a Matt Harvey/Hiroki Kuroda matchup, but Squawker Jon and I will be there in person! If tonight isn't a sellout, though, it will not bode well for the Subway Series in the future!
Our friends at TiqIQ had these interesting stats regarding this week's series:
- With a combined average price of $116, this is the cheapest Subway Series over the last four years.
- This year's combined average price is down 6% from 2012, 3% from 2011, and 41% from 2010.
- This years most expensive Subway Series game is Game 2 at Citi Field with an average of $140.
- This years least expensive Subway Series game is the final game at Yankee Stadium with an average of $109
- The cheapest secondary-market ticket the series is $28 with fees for the final game at Yankees stadium.
- The least expensive ticket in Flushing is $29 for the opener on Monday.
- The most expensive Subway Series game over the last four years had an average price of $255 on 7/2/11 at Citi Field
- The Least expensive Subway Series game over the last four years had an average price of $99 on 5/22/11 at Yankee Stadium