Rockies Tickets, anyone?

Rockies tickets, anyone?
This is a great opinion column in today’s Rocky Mountain News that addresses the ethics of what the Rockies did and how the Rockies handled distributed tickets.

From a business and public relations standpoint, the Rockies messed up.  They limited the tickets to a few who could get in to the computer system.  It created a lot of unhappy people.

From what I understand what happened, once people got in to purchase tickets, they could stay in there and purchase tickets.  This alienated many of the Rockies fans who for some reason were unable to get in. Continue reading “Rockies Tickets, anyone?”

Congrats to the Red Sox

Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox on winning the 2007 World Series.
They played the best baseball throughout this Series and deserved to win.

The Colorado Rockies had a wonderful season and fought to the end.  I think this is only the beginning of a wonderful run for the Colorado Rockies.  They have good base of players, a good minor league system, and a good future.

See you in April.  Go Rockies!

World Series Game 4 not going well…

Well Aaron Cook has done what he has had to do in the game so far.  He has kept the Boston Red Sox in check and has given up only two runs.
The problem is that he has no run support.  The Rockies had lead-off hitters at second with no outs a couple of times, but they have not been able to get them home.

The bats need to awaken and the Rockies hitters need to relax.

Let’s go Rockies!

Getting Ready for Game Four of the World Series

It is now time for the Rockies to get going and win a game in the World Series, or it will be time to go home.
The Rockies offense began to wake-up in game 3, but the pitching has still be abysmal.   They will need an all-out-effort tonight to have any chance to be the Red Sox.

Let’s have a good game.  Go Rockies!

Rockies Go Down 2 Games to 0 in the World Series

Well the Colorado Rockies went down 2 games to 0 losing to the Boston Red Sox tonight in Game 2 of the World Series.
The Rockies are now making the mental errors, almost trying to hard.  You could see that in the Top of the eighth when Matt Holliday got picked off first base.  They are also horrible with runners in scoring position.  I think something like 1-12.  This is something that they did quite well in the previous two series.

But tonight I think the umpiring was working against them also.  Laz Diaz, the homeplate umpire, had a lot bigger strike zone for the Red Sox than he did for the Rockies.  This was especially true for the right-handed hitters of the Rockies.

Several times Diaz called a strike that was several inches off the plate or high in the strike zone.  The Rockies never got those pitches called a strike.

The game changes a lot for Game 3 on Saturday night when the Red Sox have to play National League Baseball and sit one of their hot bats.  I think that it will be a different game.  Rockies will win Game 3.

Go Rockies!

Rockies World Series Tickets, Was It A Malicious Attack?

I am beginning to have more and more questions about whether it was a malicious attack that brought down the Paciolan servers on Monday when the Colorado Rockies World Series Tickets went on sale Monday, October 22.
Here are some questions/points that are leading me to believe that Paciolan is covering up their failure to anticipate the server load that descended upon them.

  1. The contract that they have with Major League Baseball and their 700 other clients is probably huge.  They wouldn’t want to risk failing on a task as big as this and risk losing their contract.
  2. In July, 2007, they announced that they have reached an agreement with Ticketmaster to be acquired.  Paciolan would not want to risk anything that would jeopardize that agreement.  The sale to Ticketmaster probably brought a lot of money to the founders and investors of Paciolan.
  3. A lot of people were trying to get tickets.  They say that 8.5 million hits were made against their server in 90 minutes that the tickets were on sale.  In looking at the interest in these tickets and the problems that everyone was having, this is not that far-fetched. Continue reading “Rockies World Series Tickets, Was It A Malicious Attack?”

Tickets, None for me

Well I have been trying for over two hours and I am lost in an endless loop and no World Series tickets.  This system is not working.
I would like to know who is getting tickets.  I never get to the server.  People are getting tickets and then trying again and getting tickets again.  Why can’t I connect to the server?

It keeps trying after 120 seconds and then tries again.  I never get to the server.  I feel like I have wasted my time and just extremely upset with MLB and whatever, so-called ticket company is doing this sale.

I should have been able to connect to the server once in two hours.  According to the Rocky Mountain News, about 55,000 tickets were sold by 2 pm.

Rockies – Tickets are selling

Well according to a press conference the Rockies just had, the World Series tickets are selling, just slowly.
It would be interesting to hear of people who are actually getting tickets, because I am not seeing anyone who has actually got tickets say they have tickets.

Well, I will keep checking and let me know what you are experiencing during this mad and slow dash to find World Series Tickets.

World Series Tickets – Round 2 (Failure Again)

Well round 2 is underway and it is not going much better. In looking at comments on the Denver Post website, people are unable to get through. Those that do get through, kicked when they are trying to purchase tickets.
It is a system that is totally inept and failing. The people that are to blame for this is Major League Baseball. They are the ones who took this sale over from the Rockies and are using a system that does not work.

Heads should roll at MLB and Paciolan Inc.

I was in favor of trying to do online only for tickets.  Now I am thinking that this should have been done in a different matter.  I keep getting the endless countdown loop and every so often it freezes.  It is worthless for me to keep trying and I am not holding out hope that I will get tickets.