Charlie Villanueva tweets, Mets fan express concerns
Charlie Villanueva has sent me four tweets this afternoon about his preparations for tonight's game against the Raptors.
Glauber had a live chat today.
Have been away from the radio most of the day, but have heard snippets of Mike Francesa fielding calls from frustrated fans regarding Yankees and Mets ticket issues, including the Mets' decision to make Opening Day ducats available to fans who buy four other early season games.
This frustrated some fans who earlier had bought a 15-game plan just to get access to Opening Day.
(UPDATE: Francesa had Mets executive VP Dave Howard on to talk about this. Howard said the team decided to offer the five-game pack "because our full season sales are not where we thought they would be at this point," meaning there was excess inventory that was not expected to sell as part of season plans before Opening Day. Howard noted 15-game plan buyers have benefits over five-game pack buyers, for example renewal rights and a shot at postseason tickets. The conversation took a strange turn when Howard invited Francesa to participate in the dunk tank at Citi Field, and Mike said he would. That will be interesting.)
The number, intensity and complexity of ticket-related complaints that have poured into my inbox over the past couple of months has been truly astounding and overwhelming.
I would love to be able to address them all, because each case deserves attention, but that would require giving up writing about anything else, as well as showering, sleeping, watching "30 Rock" and posting stuff on Facebook.
That's all for today. Enjoy the Bucks-Raptors game.