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This announcement describes the policies pertaining to the operation of Baseball Fever.

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This document was based on a similar policy used by SABR.

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c. Move the thread. If a member makes a post about the Marlins in the Yankees forum it will be moved to the appropriate forum. This is the case 3% of the time.

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  • fwiw...just got my CF seating assignment. i had purchased the 22 game plan a few weeks ago-3 seats in UB 733B. my CF assignment is in PR 512, Row 2.

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    • Originally posted by bklyn8 View Post
      fwiw...just got my CF seating assignment. i had purchased the 22 game plan a few weeks ago-3 seats in UB 733B. my CF assignment is in PR 512, Row 2.
      So you've been a "STH" for less than a month and got 2nd row in the infield.....wow.

      That's all I can say right now, just....wow.

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      • Originally posted by mets20102005 View Post
        i got section 518 row 1it was that or 508 i wanted as close to home plate anyone have any opinions on that or any photos?

        At this point, I'm really pretty curious to see how long you've been a STH?

        If you're another 22-game STH and got 1st row, and the best I was offered was 3rd row (after spending almost $10k the last 2yrs)....I'm gonna be pretty pissed!

        Don't get me wrong, it's certainly not your fault (hey, you lucked out). But the way the Mets have gone about this is AWFUL!

        I'm ok with the price structure.....it's the friggin process that really infuriates me!

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        • Originally posted by bklyn8 View Post
          fwiw...just got my CF seating assignment. i had purchased the 22 game plan a few weeks ago-3 seats in UB 733B. my CF assignment is in PR 512, Row 2.


          Congrats on getting awesome seats. Be happy for yourself!

          now....

          Don't take this the wrong way. These are the seats that Ralf and other in the same boat should have had first crack at. Giving those seats to a PRP ticket holder...ouch.

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          • Originally posted by bklyn8 View Post
            fwiw...just got my CF seating assignment. i had purchased the 22 game plan a few weeks ago-3 seats in UB 733B. my CF assignment is in PR 512, Row 2.
            WOW! What day did you purchase the 22-game pack. Do you remember the exact date? You are BEYOND getting my hopes up now, which generally means I'm destined to be disappointed when I get my assignment.

            BTW, at Shea would your UB seats in 733B cost the same as mine 772A? I think they do, right?

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            • That story was the final straw. I'm out as a STH. Good luck to everybody else.

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              • i think my location had a lot (if not all) to do with the fact that i have 3 seats. i understand that my row and location would have been a lot higher and further out, respectively, if i had an even number of seats. i guess they did not want to get stuck with a "single."

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                • hey ralf as i said before i will sell you some seats at cost i have 3 seats in sec 412 prom club! avg face value 60.00

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                  • i was also offered much better seats if i took on a third seat i have 2 this year they would not give me the prom club seats unless i committed to 3 seats that were left in the row! if not i was told el bronze at 115 a pop

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                    • Originally posted by MetsWrightNow View Post
                      WOW! What day did you purchase the 22-game pack. Do you remember the exact date? You are BEYOND getting my hopes up now, which generally means I'm destined to be disappointed when I get my assignment.

                      BTW, at Shea would your UB seats in 733B cost the same as mine 772A? I think they do, right?
                      i don't remember the exact date...however, i was offered the same section as you for the purchase of 2 seats. the only reason i got 733B was my willingness to purchase 3 seats.

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                      • Originally posted by mezzbox7 View Post
                        citi field images prom club homeplate
                        anyone want to try to draw the basepaths on one of those pictures just for reference to c where infield wud end

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                        • just a big pile of dirt thats a little hard to do

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                          • Finally got my location

                            Although, no one has contacted me yet. While on vacation I have been clicking on the link for renewing season tickets on NYmets.com daily and today I had seats I could put down a deposit for: Sec 305, row 5. I'm being relocated from Mezz Box 619 (Sec 21) (shallow right field) to the RF Porch. Seats are in foul territory and there is no view of RF and Right Center. $40 per seat, 2 seats. I was hoping for Prom Club. I would even take the $75 outfield EL seats given that those seats have less blind spots. I am going to call on Tuesday. Plus for these seats is that they are significantly less than I paid this year.

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                            • prom clubs are more or less gone

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                              • Originally posted by mezzbox7 View Post
                                prom clubs are more or less gone
                                Yeah, I know. They were taken by the Loge people who balked at going to EL (regardless of what the ticket office says t the contrary)

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