While Dodgers owner Frank McCourt was busying drafting a letter to season ticket holders asking them to renew for next year not long ago, the other team in the LA-area that’s approaching 100 wins came out with a ticket plan that would blow most teams in MLB out of the water. For the final series of the season, the Angels are offering tickets as low as $3, and discounting many other seats as much as 80%. Sure, I realize you’re not going to find premium seats here, but to be able to buy $40 seats for eight bucks, or to even get into Angel Stadium paying just three bucks a ticket is pretty strong.
Even if the Angels have already clinched the division and the Rangers are eliminated, you’re still going to get a quality on-field product. What’s more, this is a fan-friendly gesture that will truly allow a family to come to the ballpark and check out baseball’s best team (record-wise) without being gouged. This is not something that’s necessary, and sure it will help the team at the concession stands and souvenir shops, but it’s just one more reason why Arte Moreno might be the best owner in all of baseball. How many other owners would let fans come watch a first place team for $3 a ticket?