It was like coming this close to your dreams… and then watching them brush past you, like a stranger in a crowd.
–Archibald “Moonlight” Graham, Field of Dreams
This week, I came extraordinarily close to purchasing tickets to the World Series in the event that my hometown St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Milwaukee Brewers in their best of seven series. But I just missed out. Had I tried fifteen minutes sooner, I would’ve had them. They were completely sold out by the time I had my chance. At this point, I think it’s important to stress just how much I’d like to go to a World Series game featuring the St. Louis Cardinals.
There is almost nothing that I would like more than to go to a World Series game featuring my Cardinals. I was willing to pay $200-$250 per ticket just for the right, and not even for good seats. You see, these opportunities don’t come along very often. This would be the third time that the Cardinals have made the World Series in the 10 years that I’ve lived in St. Louis (again, predicated on them beating Milwaukee, who is favored in the series), and three times is very lucky. Fans of other teams go entire decades without the chance. It’s a huge deal to get a chance to see your favorite team playing in a World Series. As such, I’d be willing to do almost anything for tickets. Which horrible movie and TV scenarios would I be willing to watch if someone gave me World Series tickets? Continue reading