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Nats Announce Individual Ticket Prices

I hope you highly anticipate spending three days with these people. (By Jessica Rinaldi - Reuters)

Official Nats ticket news! Exciting! What's the most exciting part?!?!?!? Why, an extensive Red Sox update, of course!

Tickets for the Nationals interleague series vs. the Boston Red Sox on June 23, 24 and 25 are currently available exclusively as part of Nationals season ticket plans. Individual tickets for this highly anticipated series may be made available to the public via an online purchase opportunity in March and information regarding this opportunity will be released at a later date. Nationals Season Ticket Holders (full, half or partial planholders) will also be afforded the chance to purchase additional tickets to the Boston series in advance of any public online sale, with a limit of 4 tickets per account. An e-mail notification will be sent to all Season Ticket Holders with details regarding their private pre-sale opportunities at a later date.

I mean, at this point you might as well go all the way and start stocking the concession stands with Red Sox gear. Or maybe the Nats could arrange some sort of home-and-home with Pawtucket, which would also be "highly anticipated?" Based on their premium ticket days, other "highly anticipated" 2009 games include three vs. Philly, two vs. the Orioles, two vs. the Mets, and three vs. the Cubs, who share the highly anticipatory trait of having lots of local fans.

Stan Kasten, any comment?

"Nationals season ticket packages are the best way to make sure you catch all the important 2009 games," he said, "importance" here being defined by the size of the visiting team's D.C. fan base.

"Only season ticket holders are guaranteed first chance at tickets for the exciting inter-league series against the Boston Red Sox," he said, "exciting" here being defined by the volume of the "Sweet Caroline" chorus.

"We've got the best ballpark experience and the least expensive sports ticket in the Washington area," he said, "best ballpark experience" here meaning "way better than going to a Gonzaga high school home game.

"The National Pastime in the Nation's Capital offers all the sights and smells that make baseball a singular American tradition: Sharp young talent on the field, ballpark hot dogs, and the Racing Presidents - all within a mile of the Capitol Dome," he said "sharp young talent on the field" here being defined as "Kory Casto."

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 21, 2009; 10:49 AM ET
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It still shocks me how quickly we went from, "Cool, baseball's back in DC" to "why on earth would I purchase or even use free tickets to go to see crappy baseball in DC".

Posted by: law3 | January 21, 2009 11:20 AM | Report abuse

This sounds terrifyingly like the Bullets marketing plan under LaSooz in the 90: Come see Magic! MJ! Dominique! take on the Washington Gener... I mean, Bullets!

Posted by: DC2CNY | January 21, 2009 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Did you get licensing rights for the StanSpeak Translator?

Posted by: Uncle_Teddy | January 21, 2009 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I really hate the Nats. I can't believe that I'm typing this, but they could leave and I honestly think I'd be just fine with that.

Posted by: MarylanDChris | January 21, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

By 'least expensive' he means the actual price of the handful of seats in the corner. No reason to use terms like 'average price' or 'percentage of seats'.

Posted by: kolbkl | January 21, 2009 11:35 AM | Report abuse

President Obama is going to grow to hate the racing presidents.

Posted by: StetSportsBlog | January 21, 2009 11:43 AM | Report abuse

The "highly anticipated" is likely based on Sox fan turnout (AKA takeover) at home games for that other baseball team that plays in Baltimore, uh, what's their name again? Along the same lines, a local Yankees game would also be "highly anticipated." :-D

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | January 21, 2009 11:44 AM | Report abuse

I will be there heckling all the bandwagon boston fans and "pink hat" nation.

Posted by: jacktrickard | January 21, 2009 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I hate those pink hats. It wasn't too long ago that the Wizards only had this to go on. At least DC United doesn't do ticket offers around the big names or Designated Players of other teams...

Posted by: sitruc | January 21, 2009 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Pink hats are lame no matter which team sells them.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | January 21, 2009 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Camden Yards > Nationals Park

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | January 21, 2009 12:21 PM | Report abuse

yea, why would I buy season tickets when I can scalp nose bleeds for these games and hit the Red Loft? And have you noticed all of the Nats' games against interesting opponents are usually from Tuesday-Thursday. MLB hates the Nats too.

Posted by: ewoldtk | January 21, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Can you please Release kory casto already. He is taking up salary and space.

Posted by: nationals45 | January 21, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

whoa, whoa, whoa. Gonzaga games get way louder than Nationals Park.

Posted by: olsonchr | January 21, 2009 5:44 PM | Report abuse

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