Around the office WS refers to all things Winning Streak, but as October nears, World Series is on everyone’s mind. The Blue Jays, Yankees and Red Sox are respectively holding the top rankings in the American League. While the National League has the Cardinals, Pirates and a team rarely seen in the playoffs called the Chicago Cubs.
Wild Card games are being scheduled as the regular season winds down and fans across the country are scraping up every last dollar in the hopes of buying playoff tickets. If you find yourself in the LFC (Lucky Fan Club) of the VIP(no explanation needed), here are a few tips in preparation of baseball playoff season:
Playoff Schedule: The impending playoff schedule begins with two-short days of Wild Card games scheduled for Tuesday October 6th and Wednesday October 7th. The winners move on to play the first game in the Division Series the following day. The winner of the 5 game series will move on to the League Champion Series, where the best of each league will fight for the American League and National League titles. World Series (or WS) Game #1 is set for October 27th. The best of 7 game series has teams and fans alternating between cities across the nation . . . or maybe in your backyard. We’ll have to wait and see . . .
Getting Tickets: If you’re looking for playoff tickets, there’s an app for that! Between Stub Hub, Seat Geek or Craigslist, you can find tickets to just about any event, if you’re willing to pay the price. The average World Series ticket costs $930, depending on the venue, according to fivethirtyeight.com. At that price point it’s easy to see why a Kansas fireman saved tickets from a burning house during the 2014 World Series season that featured the San Francisco Giants against the Kansas City Royals. So make a plan, dip into your savings and start searching for the best deal. And always remember to be leery when buying tickets from a scalper.
What to Wear: Real fans dress in head-to-toe team gear from Winning Streak. While aren’t the official team store of Major League Baseball, we do offer professional embroidery and screenprinting services worthy of World Series proportions.
Grab your lucky team jersey, probably the one with the St. Louis Cardinals on it, and head to the game! Even if you don’t have tickets, you’re always in the game with Winning Streak.