I decided to attend if only for the chance to meet Pedro Alvarez (again), and get his autograph. I attended last year (you can read about that HERE), and it was a positive experience – getting to take some BP, and hang out with Pirates players in the Club level.
I attended this event with my wife, and we were disappointed to find out that the dinner and player ‘mingling’ area would be in the press conference room, rather than the Club level.
Among the autographs I received today were Pirates players Kevin Hart, Jeff Clement, Delwyn Young, Evan Meek and Andy LaRoche.
Overall, I would give this season ticket holder event a C-. We could’ve been in and out in probably 15 minutes. There just wasn’t that much to do besides hit 15 balls and get a few autographs.
*Breakdown of stats by month, stadium, etc.
*Another Season Ticket holder event is scheduled for mid-December.
About three weeks ago, I received a packet in the mail from the Pirates. It was an invoice from the Pirates for $1,197.
I had to decide if I should renew my tickets, or show my displeasure with the Pirates 17 season streak of ineptitude by not sending in the check.
The reading material that the Pirates included was a catalog of season ticket holders posing with Pirates players, discussing how awesome being a season ticket holder is.
The winners have already been posted on http://www.pirates.com/sth for the first few prizes. I’ll let everyone know if I am lucky enough to win.
The only incentive I needed was early access to batting practice.
I renewed immediately, sending the check in the same day that I received the invoice. My account is for three tickets, so I paid $399 per seat for 81 games – or $4.92 a ticket. That’s one of the best deals in baseball.