Talk me off the ledge... or convince me to jump!Update (10 PM): The lady I talked to in the ticket office insists they did give priority to people who signed up early. I tend to believe her (I probably shouldn't have jumped the gun in reporting this before talking to a human myself). While this has restored my faith in the club, I believe there was still something a bit wrong with the process, though. More info in the comments, and I'll continue to update as I learn more, or as my status changes.
I just saw my season ticket invoice. I am seriously thinking about canceling, and stopping this blog in disgust.
I was one of the people who signed up long, long ago with the Washington Baseball club. I was in the group that was supposed to get priority treatment. According to message boards where people have talked to a human being:
When I talked to the TO they didn't deny that the group 1s and group 2s were simply tossed in together and one drawing was performed.
What does this mean to me? I got about the worst possible seats in my third choice seating area.
My seats are in Row 2 of section 227, which is in the right field corner, pretty much. Click on this morning's picture to see where that is, but it's nowhere near where I wanted to be. If I had to get my third choice, one would expect they'd at least give me a good seat in my third choice, like somewhere in section 126.
Now, I'm sure TicketMaster doesn't know the amount of time and energy that I've spent on this team, nor do they care. But it still pisses me off that they didn't actually give me any priority at all for being long-suffering loyal D.C. baseball fan. I was basically willing to pay whatever price for great seats. I'm not happy about paying $35 a seat for crap, when I was promised priority that I didn't get. Pissing me off even more, I tried calling the ticket office, and it just rang and rang.
Anyway, I'm seriously considering canceling my order, and just moving on with my life. Please let me know your thoughts... what would you do? Talk me into it or out of it, as your opinion may warrant. I'll monitor this discussion, but I may or may not post again, depending on how I feel when I get a bit farther away from this.