This is not another blog bemoaning Angelos' failure to sign real talent. What it is though, is a quick relation of Uncle Pete's attempt to steal a shilling from an orphan's hand on a day of national mourning.
Okay... so I'm not really an orphan. But I am a US Merchant Marine and a loyal, lifelong O's fan, and I just got back from Kuwait. While I'm ashore, I've really tried to take advantage of the MASN $1 tickets, and have bought tickets to 7 games so far. Its enough just to show up when you have to look at the likes of Chris Waters and Rad Liz. Anyway, I've been buying these tickets online and each one has come with a 50 cent surcharge; a convenience fee. So after coming home from another embarassing loss there's a number for me to call on the kitchen counter and a note saying
"We forgot to charge you $1 on one of your internet transactions. Please call and pay us a dollar"
Or something like that. So I waited a day and called, intending to ask them to waive the fee, since it was the O's' fault that they didn't apply it in the first pplace, and since, you know Its a freaking dollar!
But who do you think picked up the phone? A friendly, orange-clad intern at the warehouse? Negative. It was ticketmaster's automated answering system telling me to have my confirmation number ready and be prepared to wait on hold.
So I hung up. Fuck a bunch of Ticketmaster.