Colorado Rockies Tickets
Some people don’t like the fact that the Colorado Rockies World Series baseball tickets are only being sold online. Exactly why are people upset? Do people actually LIKE standing in line or camping out ala Thanksgiving night at the Best Buy automatic door?
Online ticket sales should be preferred. It’s fair to people that can’t take the day off work. What better method of purchasing tickets than to take a coffee break at 10am, hover over the refresh button, and have the same chance as anyone else? People are worried about others snatching them all up and reselling them. Well they’re doing that anyway, and it can be online or real world.
Here’s a video of Matthew Barnett fearing “What if a Hacker came in and bought 100 tickets.” And then qualifying his internet prowess by admitting he’s on dial-up.
Hackers? Please. People who throw around the work “hacker” have no idea what it even means or the scope it encompasses. The guys who shut down Estonia’s internet were hackers. Just because someone has multiple computers and a few credit cards doesn’t make them hackers. You can control IP addresses, e-mail accounts, credit cards, and number of tickets sold per party. Together these offer MORE scalper protection than vending them brick and mortar style. Any unscrupulous scalper could easily recruit a group to purchase their ticket limit individually. It’s MUCH more difficult to establish a system to do that online.
With the scale of the World Series games I don’t think the MLB and the Rockies are going to sell their tickets via a low rate internet hosting service. As stated they’ve contracted with a reputable firm which specializes in short term high web traffic.
In other Rockies news, the legal department of the team is now trying to patent the word “Rocktober.” When they realized that newspapers, advertisements, car dealership, restaurants, enthusiastic fans, and others were all using the newly coined moniker they then decided only THEY should have control over it. It’s a slap in the face to try and steal a collective term BACK from the public and market to is as your own.
The Colorado Rockies didn’t create the term “Rocktober.” The people of Colorado did. The public had it first. Leave them alone.
James Van Dellen and Caleb Cross . Denver