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.