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Mets begin offering ‘ticket strips to potential 2015 Postseason games’


It’s not uncommon for major league teams to get a jump start on the sale of tickets to potential postseason games, but the New York Mets seemingly are jumping the gun a bit by sending out an email communication on Tuesday to season-ticket holders regarding the availability of “ticket strips to potential 2015 Postseason games,” reports the New York Daily News.

The Mets have caught fire in August and have gone 8-2 in their past 10 games, opening up a 1.5-game lead on the Washington Nationals. This development apparently has Mets brass envisioning October baseball at Citi Field.

The ticket strip package “covers all the permutations, from battling in the NL Wild Card game to possibly having home field in the Division Series and Championship Series to playing in three World Series games at Citi Field,” reports the New York Post.

Ticket prices for the strips range from $428  for seats in the outfield promenade to $5,790 for Delta Platinum. Season-ticket holders have until Aug. 31 to decide whether to fully jump on the current incarnation of the Amazin’ Mets’ growing bandwagon.

While a lot of baseball is left to be played, there’s nothing wrong with the Mets beginning in earnest to start preparations for a run to the postseason. Perhaps waiting another week or two — mid-to-late August seems to be the typical starting date for these kind of announcements — may have limited the potential of cursing the team just a bit.

The world of baseball, after all, is rife with superstitious types … from the players to management and perhaps most importantly (at least in the case), the fans.