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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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  • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
    Well lets see, game is March 29, so figure they'll come in the Saturday mail on March 28th??
    well who is the tickets under...mets.com or st.johns athletics? i know the mets send the tix three days after the order but its been A WEEK!!!
    march 28th it is

    I WANT MY TICKETS...NOW!!!! okay sorry bout that guys wont happen again
    LETS GO METS, JETS, AND KNICKS!!!!
    we're METS FANS, what ever happened to YA GOTTA BELIEVE!

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    • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
      Well lets see, game is March 29, so figure they'll come in the Saturday mail on March 28th??
      actually, in order to save money on postage, they are now to be picked up at the will call window the day of the game.

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      • Originally posted by umwol13 View Post
        actually, in order to save money on postage, they are now to be picked up at the will call window the day of the game.
        And the window is scheduled to open after the 5th inning

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        • Originally posted by supremebeing002 View Post
          Morning, Stubhub Question for anyone please. Initially the Mets had indicated that we'd receive our season tickets within the first two weeks of March...
          Sure about that? The Mets have never sent season tickets that early, not in the 2000's anyway..
          A different classic baseball blog https://twitter.com/behindthebagbtb

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          • Originally posted by umwol13 View Post
            actually, in order to save money on postage, they are now to be picked up at the will call window the day of the game.
            Is this true?

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            • Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
              Sure about that? The Mets have never sent season tickets that early, not in the 2000's anyway..
              100% sure. I even still have the email saved "first two weeks in March" this is why I asked about it yesterday. And you're right we usually get them later. Silly me I should have known better then to trust that. As long as it dosen't impact that sales I already have I don't mind.

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              • Originally posted by allmysalvation View Post
                Is this true?
                Yes, but don't worry today is your lucky day. Because of the sudden death of your distant uncle in Nigeria, you have been selected in Clyde B. Henderson's will to obtain a cash disbursement of 5 million dollars. In order to claim this amount, you must first purchase a bridge that links the island of Manhattan with the New York borough of Brooklyn. This is a one time offer and can be yours for the low price of 5 thousand American dollars. You have exactly 5 minutes to respond before this rare opportunity expires

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                • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
                  And the window is scheduled to open after the 5th inning
                  But the good news is, Duaner sanchez will be manning the window

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                  • I will go to Citi Field in 2009. I did not buy my ticket from Mr. Sanchez. I do not know the name of the person who sold the ticket to me.
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                    Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
                    Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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                    • Originally posted by gordongecko View Post
                      yes, but don't worry today is your lucky day. Because of the sudden death of your distant uncle in nigeria, you have been selected in clyde b. Henderson's will to obtain a cash disbursement of 5 million dollars. In order to claim this amount, you must first purchase a bridge that links the island of manhattan with the new york borough of brooklyn. This is a one time offer and can be yours for the low price of 5 thousand american dollars. You have exactly 5 minutes to respond before this rare opportunity expires
                      lmfao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                      • Originally posted by Dishy24 View Post
                        lmfao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                        Dishy-T!! How's the recovery going? You should get all the Mets to sign your wheelchair

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                        • Does anyone know if there is a way to check seat numbers before purchasing on stubhub? I wanted to try and get 2 extra tickets right next to my season tickets for a couple games.

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                          • Originally posted by PA_Mets_Fan View Post
                            Does anyone know if there is a way to check seat numbers before purchasing on stubhub? I wanted to try and get 2 extra tickets right next to my season tickets for a couple games.
                            The only way is to call customer service and they will call the seller and find out

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                            • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
                              Dishy-T!! How's the recovery going? You should get all the Mets to sign your wheelchair
                              "Dishy-T" I think that's going to be my new rapper name... Yo, Yo,Yo, Yo... my name is Dishy-T"...

                              Thanks for checking in Gordon-D... still very sore & swollen... but I guess it is to be expected! My doctor upped my pain meds from Percocets to Dilaudid... takes the edge off a little better.

                              I will let you push me into the dougout on OD for all the autographs!

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                              • How will the left field restaurant work? Do you make a reservation? Anyone know the phone number? I have field box gold seats with restaurant access for the St. Johns game and was thinking of taking the wife to the restaurant towards the end of the game.

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