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Tell your friends you saw Roy Halladay's perfect game!

May 31, 2010, 3:17 PM EDT

Halladay perfect game.jpgOnly 25,000 or so people bought tickets to see Roy Halladay throw a perfect game against the Marlins down in Miami on Saturday night. That left thousands of unsold tickets to the game. Which the Marlins are now going to sell on the team website starting tomorrow.

Nice little collectible of a historic event. Also a nice way to lie to your friends a few years from now when you tell them you were at the game.

The real question, though: will the Marlins print up more of these things than the actual remaining seating capacity of that ballpark of theirs? Why not? If you’re gonna aid and abet fraud, may as well go all-in with it!

  1. Detroit Michael - May 31, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    That explains why the Marlins’ attendance has been so low. They’ve been marketing a fake season ticket package. You don’t have to attend any actual games. Instead, the Marlins send you the tickets after the games have already occurred. The perfect collectible for baseball fans who don’t want to attend the Marlins games!
    FYI, Craig, why I click on your name, I usually get an archive of just your recent Hardball Talk blog posts, but it seems out of date lately. Recent items aren’t automatically to your author’s archive.

  2. curmugeon Frank - May 31, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    Actually this might be the only way the Marlins can sell out. Phillies fans will buy just about anything. I am one BTW. Now since the visiting team gets a percentage of tickets sold to a game will the Phillies get a retroactive check for the ,not yet but soon, Saturday night sellout? Will their next fundraiser be they will green screen you into the background of the crowd shots at the game so you can show your friends and family you were there? Maybe ILM could team up with them on this project. I am a marketing genius.

  3. Old Gator - May 31, 2010 at 7:10 PM

    Too precious. And I fully expect Scrooge McLoria to field an entire non-team with no payroll – or maybe with Bugs Bunny at every position – and sell non-tickets to it long after the Feesh have abandoned Joeprodolsharklife Stadium and migrated south to Macondo Banana Massacre Field. Since most folks won’t notice that the Feesh aren’t playing there anymore, they’ll just buy tickets to every perfect game McLoria insists was played there the night before. He can do it all with Idoru.

  4. Joey B - Jun 1, 2010 at 8:46 AM

    That’s wrong. It cheapens the resale value of the existing tickets. It’s like re-issuing tickets from the 1969 Superbowl.

  5. Jimmy Marlins Fan - Jun 1, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    that is all

  6. Jeremy - Jun 2, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    Apparently the Marlins are selling the tickets for face value, and they sold 3500 in the first five hours. The mind reels…

  7. Tom from Philly - Jun 3, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    I was there. Actually flew in from Philly to see the Phils play. Here is the only way to know if you really attended… show me your “salsa night” Tambourine. That’s the ticket!

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