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Front Row Seats 2018 126

The usual drill – post your requests in the comments and I’ll collate them in the table.

UPDATE: Individual game pricing in effect – total cost is 2 x seat + $10 except on Free Parking Tuesdays.

DateTimeOpponentCost Per SeatFKerStatus
3/30/187:05 PMAngels $44 Glorious MundyDenied
3/31/181:05 PMAngels $63 vignette17Received – Paid
4/1/181:05 PMAngels $54 andeuxReceived – Paid
4/4/187:05 PMRangers $39 Future EdReceived – Paid
4/16/187:05 PMWhite Sox $39 nevermoorReceived – Paid
4/21/186:05 PMRed Sox $63 ptbnlReceived – Paid
5/4/187:05 PMOrioles $44 FreeSeatUpgradeDenied
5/5/186:05 PMOrioles $63 vignette17Received – Paid
5/7/187:05 PMAstros $39 FreeSeatUpgradeReceived – Paid
5/8/187:05 PMAstros $39 batgirlDenied
5/9/1812:35 PMAstros $39 sslingerDenied
5/22/187:05 PMMariners $39 (FPT) FreeSeatUpgradeDenied
5/25/186:35 PMD-backs $63 ptbnl (PWF)Received – Paid
5/26/181:05 PMD-backs $54 andeuxReceived – Paid
5/27/181:05 PMD-backs $54 ptbnl (SS)Denied
5/29/187:05 PMRays $39 (FPT) ptbnlReceived – Paid
5/30/187:05 PMRays $39 Future EdReceived – Paid
6/8/187:05 PMRoyals $44 FreeSeatUpgradeReceived – Paid
6/12/187:05 PMAstros $39 (FPT) FreeSeatUpgradeDenied
6/13/187:05 PMAstros $44 Future EdReceived – Paid
6/15/186:35 PMAngels $63 ptbnl (AH)Received – Paid
6/29/187:05 PMClevelands $44 nevermoorReceived – Paid
6/30/181:05 PMClevelands $54 batgirlReceived – Paid
7/3/186:05 PMPadres $97 ptbnl (PWF)Received – Paid
7/4/181:05 PMPadres $54 ptbnl (SS)Received – Paid
7/20/186:35 PMGiants $97 ptbnl (SS)Received -Paid
7/30/187:05 PMBlue Jays $44 ptbnlReceived – Paid
8/1/1812:35 PMBlue Jays $44 sslingerDenied
8/3/187:05 PMTigers $54 ptbnl (SS)Received – Paid
8/4/186:05 PMTigers $63 ptbnl (PWF)Received – Paid
8/7/187:05 PMDodgers $63 salb918Denied
8/14/187:05 PMMariners $44 (FPT) Future EdReceived – Paid
8/17/187:05 PMAstros $44 Glorious MundyConfirmed
8/19/181:05 PMAstros $54 andeuxReceived – Paid
8/20/187:05 PMRangers $39
8/21/187:05 PMRangers $44 (FPT) batgirlReceived – Paid
8/30/187:05 PMMariners $39 ptbnlReceived – Paid
9/1/186:05 PMMariners $63 ptbnl (PWF)Received – Paid
9/2/181:05 PMMariners $54 ptbnl (VE)Received – Paid
9/4/187:05 PMYankees $63 ptbnlReceived – Paid
9/7/187:05 PMRangers $44 FreeSeatUpgradeDenied
9/8/181:05 PMRangers $54 FreeSeatUpgradeReceived – Paid
9/9/181:05 PMRangers $54 andeuxReceived – Paid
9/18/187:05 PMAngels $39 (FPT) Future EdDenied
9/19/187:05 PMAngels $39 ptbnl (SS)Received
9/21/187:05 PMTwins $44 Glorious MundyReceived – Paid
9/22/186:05 PMTwins $97 ptbnl (SS)Received – Paid
9/23/181:05 PMTwins $54 sslingerDenied

126 thoughts on “Front Row Seats 2018

  1. Future Ed Future Ed Feb 25,2018 4:13 pm

    4/4 rangers
    5/30 rays
    6/13 angels
    8/14 mariners
    9/18 angels

    please and thank you

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 25,2018 4:37 pm

    Yay!

    3/29 or 3/30
    5/25
    6/9 or 6/10
    7/20
    9/21

  3. andeux andeux Feb 25,2018 8:06 pm

    4/1 LAA
    5/26 (or 27) Ari
    8/18 (or 19) Hou
    9/9 (or 8) Tex

    TINSTAAFK
  4. ptbnl Feb 25,2018 8:44 pm

    I’m using parentheses to indicate second preference dates, and they should still be considered available to others as first preference. Hopefully that seems reasonable to people.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  5. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 25,2018 9:05 pm

    W00t!

    Fri 5/4 Balt
    Mon 5/7 Hou
    Tue 5/22 Sea
    Tue 8/7 LAD
    Fri 9/7 Tex

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. Future Ed Future Ed Feb 25,2018 9:46 pm

    Llama can’t stop by to request?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ptbnl Feb 25,2018 11:22 pm || Up

      He thinks of us fondly.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 26,2018 9:56 am || Up

        Sure, that’s what he says right up to when he spits in your eye.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  7. vignette17 Feb 26,2018 2:56 pm

    I would love:

    3/31
    5/5
    7/21
    9/22

  8. nevermoor nevermoor Feb 26,2018 3:36 pm

    4/16 and 6/29 would be ideal.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  9. batgirl batgirl Feb 28,2018 9:15 am

    Tuesday May 8 please! More to come once I get sorted.

  10. batgirl batgirl Feb 28,2018 9:44 am

    One more:
    1st choice July 3, 2nd choice August 21

  11. batgirl batgirl Mar 1,2018 6:53 am

    Last Request:
    1st choice June 30, 2nd choice May 6

    Thank you!!

  12. ptbnl Mar 1,2018 8:47 am

    I think I’ve captured everyone’s requests – please double-check the table above, and do let me know if there are any priority dates.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  13. sslinger Mar 2,2018 11:59 am

    Kind sir, I would humbly like to request: 5/9, 8/1, 9/23. Many thanks.

  14. ptbnl Mar 2,2018 11:47 pm

    First round of requests in.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  15. aardvark Mar 8,2018 8:37 am

    Can you remind me how much these amazing seats cost?

    • andeux andeux Mar 8,2018 9:24 am || Up

      Last year it was $108 for the two tickets + parking pass ($98 for free parking Tuesday games).

      TINSTAAFK
    • ptbnl Mar 8,2018 2:42 pm || Up

      Good question! I had assumed that it would be a similar amount this year too, but apparently the A’s have introduced dynamic pricing even on a full season package.

      I still don’t quite understand what the implications are, although it sounds like there might be a different price for every game. I’ll keep people posted as I find out more, and won’t hold anyone the their requests.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 8,2018 2:50 pm || Up

        That sounds like quite a screw job for their best customers. Being assured of seats and price for the biggest drawing games is one of the most important reasons to but season tickets. That and playoff rights (ahem).

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • ptbnl Mar 8,2018 2:56 pm || Up

        Between sickness and travel, I hadn’t had a chance to look at this before now.

        The A’s website wants to charge me $3564 for a full-season MVP infield package, which comes out to $44 per game which is actually slightly less than last season! However, the holder says that the tickets she received now have individual pricing printed on them that presumably averages to $44/game over the entire season. I’m strongly encouraging her for the sake of all of our simply to use the $44 per seat per game.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • ptbnl Mar 8,2018 9:17 pm || Up

          I misspoke – these seats are MVP infield prime, which comes out to $52 per ticket. That is also the lowest dynamic pricing for any single game for non-season ticket holders (whereas Opening Day, for example, is currently listed as $110 per seat!)

          Hopefully I am going to persuade her to ignore the dynamic pricing (which doesn’t apply to full season packages anyway, after all) and just stay with a fixed rate, which would then come out to $114 per game and $104 for free parking Tuesdays.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  16. ptbnl Mar 14,2018 11:36 pm

    Soooo … despite my pleading the holder has decided to go with the A’s dynamic pricing model, meaning that the seats are now $78 – $194 for the pair, depending on the game.

    I’m really not thrilled at the prospect of tracking individual games prices.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  17. ptbnl Mar 15,2018 8:15 am

    I’ve updated the table with the cost per seat – total package is then twice that plus $10 for parking except on Free Parking Tuesdays (FPT).

    Please confirm your dates ASAP with this new information – unconfirmed dates are denoted by italicized FKernames.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • vignette17 Mar 15,2018 8:33 am || Up

      I’ll continue to take the seats for 3/31 and 5/5. Can’t do $97/seat for 7/21 or 9/22.

      • ptbnl Mar 15,2018 8:35 am || Up

        Yup – I dropped my $97 opening day request too.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 15,2018 9:31 am || Up

      Both dates confirmed. I apparently have cheap taste.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • ptbnl Mar 15,2018 9:38 am || Up

        You do!

        The exorbitant games are Opening Day, Closing Night, the Giants series, and July 3rd fireworks. Of course we had requests pending for all but one of those.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • ptbnl Mar 15,2018 9:43 am || Up

          FSU and FE both share your taste.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 15,2018 9:55 am || Up

            I’ll keep my requests as-is, cheap weeknight games FTW! Thanks.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • ptbnl Mar 15,2018 9:57 am || Up

              Yeah – I preemptively reconfirmed your dates and Ed’s, figuring that you weren’t going to complain about a drop in price!

              If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 15,2018 12:26 pm || Up

          I love that they have the pre-season game as a premium priced one.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • andeux andeux Mar 15,2018 9:52 am || Up

      No changes for me.

      TINSTAAFK
  18. batgirl batgirl Mar 15,2018 9:23 am

    Please ditch July 3rd for me — $97 is bananas! Thank you for all of this–I know it’s adding a lot of time to sort it all out!

  19. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 15,2018 9:48 am

    Man, what a crazy decision by the A’s on this. And a pain in the butt for you.

    I’ll keep 3/30 and 9/21 .

    I’ll drop 5/25, 6/9, 6/10, and 7/20.

    • ptbnl Mar 15,2018 9:58 am || Up

      It is ridiculous, especially for full season packages.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  20. sslinger Mar 15,2018 10:43 am

    I’ll keep all of mine, thanks.

  21. ptbnl Mar 15,2018 10:45 am

    Thanks all for dealing with this hiccup so promptly – really makes my life easier.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  22. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 15,2018 12:31 pm

    I am glad I don’t have champagne tastes

    confirm all my dates

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  23. ptbnl Mar 23,2018 9:27 pm

    Since we were getting down to the wire, the owner of the seats has processed the first couple of weeks while figuring out the rest. Results in the post, with totals.

    I’ll pick the tickets up on Monday and send them out ASAP – we can sort out payment once the rest of the dates are processed.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  24. ptbnl Mar 26,2018 12:40 pm

    First three confirmed dates send – please confirm receipt.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • vignette17 Mar 26,2018 1:04 pm || Up

      Were you able to send to my new address?

      • ptbnl Mar 26,2018 1:30 pm || Up

        Yes

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • vignette17 Mar 28,2018 10:59 pm || Up

          Tix have arrived. Thanks for organizing!

          • ptbnl Mar 29,2018 7:00 am || Up

            Closer to the wire than I’d have liked, but glad they made it.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • andeux andeux Mar 26,2018 7:52 pm || Up

      Received

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 26,2018 10:26 pm || Up

        He must’ve used the correct potsage.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • AV AV Mar 27,2018 6:37 am || Up

          if only genghis cohen could check the stamp.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  25. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 28,2018 12:25 pm

    in hand. thank you

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  26. nevermoor nevermoor Apr 3,2018 11:05 am

    Any update on the next set of games?

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • ptbnl Apr 3,2018 11:39 am || Up

      Sadly not – she says she’s working on it, though I’m not sure what is taking so long.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 5,2018 9:59 am || Up

        HEY, SHOULD WE GET THIS WOMAN A GIFT OR SOMETHING?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 5,2018 10:36 am || Up

          This is an excellent idea I’m in.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 5,2018 12:26 pm || Up

            I’d throw in for that.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • batgirl batgirl Apr 5,2018 12:17 pm || Up

        I get it. You see a team this good, it’s hard to give up the tickets!

        • MikeV MikeV Apr 5,2018 4:02 pm || Up

          ha :D

          And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

          Thanks, and go As.

  27. ptbnl Apr 9,2018 1:52 am

    Hallelujah!

    A bit hit (Andy, Ed) and miss (Jim, Corey), but at least Frank finally got his Clevelands. Please cross-check my dates and math below.

    andeux – 4/1, 5/26, 8/19, 9/9 : 118 + 118 + 118 + 118 = $472

    batgirl – 6/30, 8/21 : 118 + 88 = $206

    FreeSeatUpgrade – 5/7 : 88 = $88

    Future Ed – 4/4, 5/30, 6/13, 8/14 : PAID + 88 + 98 + 88 = $274

    Glorious Mundy – 9/21 : 98 = $98

    nevermoor – 4/16, 6/29 : 88 + 98 = $186

    vignette17 – 3/31, 5/5 : 136 +136 = $272

    I’ll pick these up today and get them out tomorrow. PayPal (jdborrill at lbl dot gov) including current mailing address please.

    Hopefully I’ll also get an update on any remaining available dates soon.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  28. ptbnl Apr 9,2018 8:54 am

    Table now updated with available dates.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 9,2018 11:53 am || Up

      status on my first game (4/4) should be Confirmed-WIN!

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 9,2018 1:17 pm

    Sent my payment for 9/21. Thanks!

  30. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 9,2018 2:19 pm

    Without tracking too closely it looks like their response to the variable pricing was to keep more of the lower cost games for themselves and pass along more premium games. Which is likely what I would have done in their shoes too.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl Apr 25,2018 3:59 pm || Up

      In this case I think that it is because she’s on the frail elderly side and avoids games with big crowds (hence our historical success with Opening Night), and big crowds are obviously correlated with higher dynamic prices.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  31. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 9,2018 6:27 pm

    Payment ho! Thanks, matey!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl Apr 10,2018 12:21 am || Up

      And received. Bespoke hand delivery in the morning.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  32. ptbnl Apr 10,2018 12:14 pm

    All the tickets have been sent out now – please confirm receipt.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  33. vignette17 Apr 11,2018 8:41 am

    Payment sent. 2nd set of tix not yet arrived, but will check again today.

  34. batgirl batgirl Apr 12,2018 6:55 am

    $$ sent–many thanks!!

    • ptbnl Apr 12,2018 6:57 am || Up

      Received thanks – and just to confirm, you got the tickets?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • batgirl batgirl Apr 12,2018 11:41 am || Up

        Yes sorry! I just went down to get the mail which is when I realized I’d not gotten my mail in like a week. The tix are there! Thank you for the white glove service.

  35. ptbnl Apr 13,2018 3:42 pm

    Hey NM … there’s a Warriors playoff game on 4/16 which will mess with parking. I’ll forward the info from the A’s as soon as I see it, but be warned.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • ptbnl Apr 16,2018 4:43 pm || Up

      And I hope you got your tickets in time … I’m optimistically taking the lack of queries about their whereabouts as confirmation you did.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 19,2018 1:44 pm || Up

        Sorry, missed these, but yes. Tix arrived just fine and parking was no issue.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  36. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2018 7:45 pm

    Hey ptbnl if you’re preparing a new batch o’ requests I’d like:

    * Tues 6/12 vs Houston
    * Fri 6/8 vs KC OR Fri 8/3 vs Detroit, but not both
    * Sat 9/8 vs Texas

    Thanks!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl Apr 23,2018 10:22 pm || Up

      Your wish is my command request.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • ptbnl Apr 24,2018 1:46 pm || Up

      Yes for 6/8 and 9/8

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 24,2018 2:27 pm || Up

        Thank you good sir! I shall dispatch the funds before the sun next rises!

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 24,2018 5:37 pm || Up

          Dispatched!

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • ptbnl Apr 24,2018 5:44 pm || Up

            Received – thanks.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • ptbnl Apr 28,2018 3:58 pm || Up

            Tickets in your mailbox

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 28,2018 4:35 pm || Up

              Received, potsage paid.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  37. ptbnl May 25,2018 5:55 pm

    Updated to reflect remaining dates.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  38. ptbnl Jul 26,2018 1:00 am

    Final update with the last remaining dates.

    Also, if anyone is feeling flush the 9/22 fireworks game is available to be passed on after a scheduling snafu.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  39. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 6,2018 9:15 am

    i had no idea in march that I was picking such a consequential game

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  40. ptbnl Aug 12,2018 5:49 pm

    I picked up the last few tickets yesterday, and while we were chatting the owner raised the possibility of passing on the seats. There’s one other person ahead of us in line, and he and/or the current holder may be interested in shares, but I’m hoping/assuming we’re in for whatever fraction we can get.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 12,2018 7:50 pm || Up

      I would for sure pony up for that. More than I do now.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 12,2018 9:23 pm || Up

        Me too.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • batgirl batgirl Aug 13,2018 7:46 am || Up

      Me too. When would they decide?

      • ptbnl Aug 13,2018 8:55 am || Up

        Discussions are underway, but I wouldn’t hold your breath!

        I realize this makes it harder to decide on 2019 “access membership” plans.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • batgirl batgirl Aug 13,2018 6:20 pm || Up

          Yeah that was my thinking. I really think I’ll get at least the 10 game but also love those front rows!

          • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 15,2018 1:01 pm || Up

            Fair warning, the 10-game sounds like a pretty bad deal (it’s $499 for seats in only one of a couple areas, vs the 24-game sets that start at $240 up in the 300s)

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
            • batgirl batgirl Aug 25,2018 9:08 am || Up

              I know I just found that out! No way I’m making it to 24 games and I was leaning towards the cheapskate 3rd deck. Plus I hate the dynamic pricing on season tix.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 13,2018 8:34 am || Up

      Count me in for a share.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • ptbnl Aug 13,2018 8:57 am || Up

        If it is split it would be into 2-3 shares, and we would hold 1 of those collectively.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 13,2018 9:25 am || Up

          I know. Should have said “a share of our share” but was being lazy.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 13,2018 9:26 am || Up

          Also-probably as good of time as any to again thank you for the leg work every year on this. I havent been able to be part since coming down south, but any way I can help I will.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • andeux andeux Aug 13,2018 9:26 am || Up

          Since as a group we got 34/81 games this year, it seems like this would not be a major change, except maybe in the mechanics of how games get chosen.

          TINSTAAFK
          • ptbnl Aug 13,2018 11:10 am || Up

            Agreed in the short term.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 15,2018 1:00 pm || Up

      I just got my own half-season set with a few offsite folks, so I’m more likely to be a net importer. That said, we should absolutely not lose these tickets and I’m happy to help make that happen.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 13,2018 11:43 am

    Too late to request the tix for Aug 17th?

    • ptbnl Aug 13,2018 11:53 am || Up

      Requested – we may have to do electronic transfer though.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 13,2018 12:03 pm || Up

        I can live with that! Thanks.

        • ptbnl Aug 13,2018 2:00 pm || Up

          Confirmed – just working out the transfer details. Can you email me your mlb account ID please.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.

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