FUTILITY, THY NAME IS THE METS TICKETING OFFICE.
We renewed our Friday plan. I didn’t want to do it on principle, but in the end it came down to the fact that we have really good seats (the best we could probably get under the circumstances) and the schedule isn’t terrible, now that they took the 1:10pm middle-of-the-week games out of the Friday plan.
We did not renew the weekday plan. The schedule is terrible. We will buy some extra games, Twins and Tigers for sure, and will look to the secondary market for Opening Day.
The fact that we renewed one plan is probably why we haven’t gotten a call from the Mets asking us why we aren’t renewing one of our plans. Here’s a comment from a friend from yesterday:
So I got a call from the Mets asking about my Sunday plan renewal. This morning. At 9:30 am.
I happened to be up. But I did comment that it was a bit early to be calling people on a Sunday morning.
I went on to tell the guy that I was unhappy about having to buy weekday games with a Sunday plan, with the seats, and with being refused club access/being treated like a second class citizen despite ponying up money in advance. I also said that if Dave Howard says he wants to hear outrage, I wanted to note my outrage on the record. The poor guy on the phone, who seemed like a nice enough kid, did say that they have indeed heard a lot of outrage.
He said the Mets are looking into how to improve things for their fans. I commented that they should treat their fans as well as other teams do.
I wasn’t eloquent. Then again, for 9:30 on a Sunday morning, I wasn’t bad either.
Yes, they are “looking into” how to improve things, just like they’re “looking into” the Hall of Fame they planned on “all along,” just like they’re “looking into” branding the ballpark WITH THE NAME OF THE TEAM THAT PLAYS THERE… I’ll stop now.
Anyone else get a call? I know about the guy who got called a “bad fan” (which doesn’t surprise me, as I believe that is truly what the organization thinks of us). Would love to hear your comments if you got a call and if you did, what you told them.