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Bent over by Giants' ticket office, won't be able to sit down for some time

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SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 14: Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the San Diego Padres warms up against the San Francisco Giants during an MLB game at AT&T Park on August 14 2010 in San Francisco California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 14: Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the San Diego Padres warms up against the San Francisco Giants during an MLB game at AT&T Park on August 14 2010 in San Francisco California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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You better sit down for this, because I won't be able to next Saturday in San Francisco. I just bought a Standing Room Only ticket from the San Francisco Giants website. The price after fees was $37.25. I feel like I was just swindled by a carny.

They use "Marketing Pricing" which I guess means that they change the price of the tickets based on the demand for seats. In theory it's a good model, in practice I hate myself for paying $37 just to enter the ballpark.

I also bought a couple of upper deck seats for Friday's game for $50 each, which doesn't irk me quite as much because at least I'll be able to sit down.

I'm going to visit a friend in the Bay Area. He probably thinks it's a coincidence that I'm coming to visit while the Padres are in town, but it's no coincidence. He's attending a wedding on Saturday night so I thought I might as well catch the game even if I have to go by myself.

In my cold and lonely state I'll probably end up roaming anyway to gain sympathy and fend off attacks from Giants fans. It made sense to me to just get the cheapest ticket available, which happened to be Standing Room Only There were also safety considerations. I figured as long as I keep moving there is less chance that perverted Giant fans will be able to assault me. It's much harder to molest a moving target, or so I'm told. I already consider myself damaged goods after the ticket office had their way with me, I won't let it happen again.

Sometimes we forget just how good we've got it here in San Diego. No wonder so many opposing fans litter our ballpark, it's cheaper to travel down here to attend than to go at their home ballparks. People complain that Padres games aren't affordable, but as long as you aren't stuck up and have to sit close to the field you can get an assortment of very decent seats for less than $25. If you plan ahead you can get into the ballpark for $5. I'll tell you what that is... a deal.

Speaking of deals use this one for the remaining 7 home games and feel good about your purchase:

Buy 1 #Padres ticket get 2nd for $1.
Promo Code: GASLAMP
www.padres.com/promo