March 13th, 2018

Am I Going to Opening Day?

Short Answer: Maybe.


Let me Explain.

I’ve gone to Opening Day in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The last five times I’ve gone, the Mets have won. In addition, I’ve gone to the final home game of the season in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, all of which we’ve won.

Now, I try to not be naive or be superstitious, but I can’t help but balk at buy tickets, out of fear that my streak is going to come to end.

And, yes, I realize how weird that is. In the 34 games I attended last year, the Mets were 15-19, so I’m very, very used to losing, and I don’t think twice about it once I leave the ballpark, so why is this streak making me second guess purchasing Opening Day tickets?

I’m really not sure, to be honest. But it is pecking in my mind.

Of course, the other major issue is the price point.

I can get into most every other game for $10, and I’ll be paying close to $100 to get into Opening Day, a regular season game that is packed to the grills.

Generally, the ceremonies, atmosphere, and just the feeling of being back at the ballpark is worth it for me, so an uncharge is understandable, but paying for one game for the price of ten non-premium games? I have to at least consider that.

So, I’ll probably go to Opening Day, but I haven’t mentally convinced myself of it yet. Hey, baseball players have some weird superstitious quirks, why can’t fans have them as well?