It is an event that has not occurred in Boston since the First World War and the Red Sox faithful are delirious with the prospect of it finally happening again.
The Boston Red Sox have an opportunity Wednesday night to win the World Series at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918 and the excitement has turned Game 6 into the most expensive ticket in the city’s history.
Darren Rovell of ESPN.com writes that for the privilege of being able to take a seat at creaky Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox play the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 will set you back $1,860.
That is the average list price for a World Series ticket available on the resale market according to TiqIQ, a ticket tracking company.
Bleacher seats to the game, which were going for $300 last week, were selling for $1,100 on Tuesday.
And if that’s not crazy enough, the Wall Street Journal reports that an unnamed Canadian Red Sox fan shelled out $24,000 on StubHub for a pair of tickets close to home plate.
"People want to see them win it here," said Jim Holzman of Ace Ticket, a Boston-based brokerage. "That's what has made this the biggest ticket we've ever seen. It's the Super Bowl except people don't have to pay $1,000 for a hotel and $2,000 for airfare."
Jeff Passan writes on Yahoo.com that World Series tickets to Wednesday’s game will prove to be the most expensive in baseball history
Throughout the City of Boston businesses have been reaping the rewards as the Red Sox continue their Major League Baseball playoff march.
The Red Sox hold a 3-2 lead over the Cardinals in the best-of-seven World Series with the final two contests scheduled to be played in Boston Wednesday and, if necessary, Thursday night at Fenway.
Meagan Woolhouse writes in the Boston Globe that each home game in the Red Sox postseason has meant extra profits for Harker’s Eastern Standard restaurant, which has a choice baseball location in Kenmore Square just outside of Fenway.
The sales of strip steaks and oysters have tripled during the first two games of the series and wine sales have also jumped considerably.
Steven Buckley writes in the Boston Herald that it is not surprising that Red Sox fans are getting ramped up about the possibility of celebrating on their home turf.
Of the seven combined championships won this century by the New England Patriots, the Red Sox, the Celtics and the Bruins only the Celtics have won at home back in 2008.
For the Cardinals, they can only hope that Wednesday’s game goes more smoothly than the horrific travel woes they experienced trying to fly from St. Louis to Boston.
Derrick Goold writes in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that once again the Cardinals “found themselves obstructed" as mechanical issues created a delay of more than seven hours.
The team eventually had to switch planes and it did not land in Boston until after 11 p.m. EST.
Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals tweeted that the upside of the delay is that he is really getting to know “some of my teammates children.”
Tony Lee writes on ESPN.com that St. Louis manager Mike Matheny even conducted his scheduled news conference with reporters in Boston via phone while sitting aboard the broken down plane.
The series itself has been a rollicking affair with plenty of bizarre twists and turns and eventful endings that have gripped baseball fans.
The teams have combined to commit 11 errors in the first five games, the umpires have often been as much of a focus as the players, and now the Cardinals have had to endure travel headaches.
Tim Brown writes on Yahoo.com that this is not a reason to hate a World Series but to love it, imperfections and all.
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