Have you been wondering what kind of gigantic, chaotic mess is going to happen for ticket sales if the Orioles have to play the Yankees in a game 163 tiebreaker - which will be held at Camden Yards, if necessary - to decide who gets in the AL East and who gets in as the wild card?
Like the postseason tickets that were offered to the public, the sales will be online-only through orioles.com. Here are the details from the Orioles:
Full and 29-game Season Plan Holders who paid their postseason invoice have already received tiebreaker tickets along with their postseason tickets and will be charged only if a tiebreaker is played.
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. until noon (tomorrow, Oct. 2), 13-game Plan Holders will receive their first opportunity to purchase tiebreaker tickets and all Full and 29-game Season Plan Holders will have an opportunity to purchase additional tickets. Tiebreaker tickets will be available to Plan Holders at the Season Plan Holder discount only during this exclusive two-hour window. A unique passcode will be required and is being sent via email today.
Beginning at noon, in an effort to maximize the opportunity for Orioles fans to purchase tickets, those fans residing in the MASN broadcast territory (which includes Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Delaware and portions of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and West Virginia) will have a chance to purchase prior to the general public.
At 2:00 p.m., potential tiebreaker tickets will go on sale to all fans, including those outside of the MASN broadcast territory. All tiebreaker game ticket sales will take place exclusively online at www.orioles.com.
So basically, if you're not a season ticket holder, you are probably screwed out of the first chance to buy tickets. If you are outside of MASN broadcast territory, you are definitely screwed. Sorry, Yankees fans. Note, I am not actually sorry in the slightest.