Enough drama. Who’s up for some baseball?
Thanks to the indefatigable efforts of my producer Blake Uhlenhake, and one particularly understanding employee in the Royals’ ticket office, we have managed to come up with a reasonably simple way to insure that a large group of people who have never met before can all be assured of sitting in the same section of the stadium on Saturday.
(This was a lot easier six years ago, when Rob Neyer and I just told anyone who wanted to watch a game with us to show up outside one of the gates an hour before gametime. With the renovations at the stadium, the risk of a sellout or near-sellout is considerably greater, and I don’t want to risk having 100 people show up at the stadium only to find they can’t all sit in the same section.)
So here’s the plan: if you want to attend a game with me THIS SATURDAY, July 18th, against
1) Call THIS PHONE NUMBER: (816) 504-4168. This is the direct line to Sarah Trowbridge, our contact in the Royals’ ticket office.
2) Tell Sarah that you are part of the group purchasing tickets in SECTION 246.
3) Purchase as many tickets as you need. The group pricing for this section is $23, and as we are buying as a group, I believe all additional surcharges are waived.
4) Pick up your tickets before game time at Will Call, located at the stadium between gates C and D.
Sarah will be answering the phone today until
There are approximately 100 seats available in Section 246; if we somehow manage to sell over 100 seats, additional people can be seated next door in Sections 245 or 247.
If you get Sarah’s voicemail, leave a message and she will call you back. If you want to contact her by email, you can do so at email@example.com. But it’s probably easiest to just call her directly.
I’ve already purchased my ticket, and am looking forward to meeting all of you there. Gametime on Saturday is
LATE UPDATE: I have just been informed that Zack Greinke is the scheduled starting pitcher on Saturday night. (I picked this date months ago for this very reason – I had a feeling that if Greinke went to the All-Star Game, he’d be starting the second game after the break.) So if you needed another reason to come to the game Saturday night…you just got it.