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Marlins selling unused tickets to Henderson Alvarez’s no-hitter

Sep 30, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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Yesterday the Marlins had an announced attendance of 28,315 for Henderson Alvarez‘s wild walk-off no-hitter against the Tigers and today they sent out a press releasing announcing all the unused tickets will be for sale:

The Marlins are offering fans who were unable to attend the game the opportunity to purchase the remaining unsold tickets from yesterday’s game. The tickets can be bought at marlins.com/alvareznono and the Marlins Team Store located at Marlins Park. Tickets went on sale today and will be available until Sunday, October 6th at midnight. The 9,100 remaining tickets are being sold starting at $15 with the majority of tickets available at the Vista Level.

It should be noted that other teams have sold unused tickets for no-hitters and other historic events, but for some reason it seems funnier when the Marlins do it.

  1. Caught Looking - Sep 30, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Proceeds will be used to pay front office severance.

  2. Old Gator - Sep 30, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    I especially liked the phrase “unable to attend.”

    • henryd3rd - Sep 30, 2013 at 4:28 PM

      Unwilling would have been a better phrase.

  3. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 30, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    They could have at least hung the thing in a plaque or something. That way they could mark up the tickets by 300-500%.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Sep 30, 2013 at 4:28 PM

      You assume they need to provide something of value in order to ask for money. That is not how the Marlins roll.

  4. hbegley6672 - Sep 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    They did same after Halladay pitched no hitter against them. Joke!

  5. heyblueyoustink - Sep 30, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Will the tickets be signed by, um, Greg Dobbs?

  6. bbk1000 - Sep 30, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    “Starting at $15.00″….

    Haha, for grins I took a look and they wanted over $600 each for the tickets I saw…….what a joke….

    Perhaps not a joke though…given a choice I’m thinking most fans would pay more money for the privilege of staying away from a Marlins game than actually having to attend…..

    • Caught Looking - Sep 30, 2013 at 4:16 PM

      There are $15.00 tickets available (Vista Reserved – Upper). But one ticket will end up costing $21.25 once you add the $2.75 convenience fee and the $3.50 per order fee.

  7. titansbro - Sep 30, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    If you buy this you’re a moron.

    • Old Gator - Sep 30, 2013 at 5:57 PM

      Indeed. But the memorabilia disease has spread. It mutates periodically in order to resist new and more powerful forms of logic.

  8. coloradogolfcoupons - Sep 30, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    There’s one already on eBay, with Henederson’s faked signature, for $999

    • jayquintana - Sep 30, 2013 at 6:50 PM

      Even if it was a real signature, $999? If he winds up a Hall of Famer, perhaps it’d be worth that 25 years from now.

      Seems odd to spend $999 for something that has the chance to be worth $999 25 years from now.

  9. fearthehoody - Sep 30, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    I thought being a Mariners fan was bad

  10. phil954 - Sep 30, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    LOL so people can pretend they went and saw it?

    • nderdog - Sep 30, 2013 at 6:43 PM

      Why not? They pretend to have a real team, don’t they?

  11. jrbdmb - Sep 30, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    I’d pay $$$ for proof that I did *not* attend a Marlins game this year.

    • Old Gator - Sep 30, 2013 at 6:37 PM

      I didn’t attend one. Not one. And won’t as long as Scrooge McLoria owns the team. First time since the team played its first game – which I did attend (and still think Scott Pose made one of the greatest outfield plays I’ve ever seen in person that sunny afternoon) – that I’ve ever gone a whole season without attending any games at all.

      Well, to be fair, I did attend a Mutts game in New York and a Cubs game in Chicago, and was contemplating a Razed game but stuff came up that nixed that ride. But the Feesh weren’t playing in those.

      Still, it’s unfortunate that they’re being run by such a bottom crawler.

  12. jayquintana - Sep 30, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Since people are stupid enough to buy them, why not? Still, it would be smarter for the Marlins to send those tickets as gifts to former season ticket holders. Say something like, “Hopefully you’ll come back to share in moments like this again.”

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