Our friend Ian from NationalsPride.com has been a Nats season ticket holder since the the Spos' relocation to DC.
After he proudly displayed this year's packaging in his Business of Baseball blog, he was more than disheartened, like many Nats' fans yesterday, in his attempt to score opening day seats online, noting "Like apparently tens of thousands of you, I’m stuck in the “Washington Nationals Virtual Waiting Room” attempting to buy tickets for Opening Day."
He rightfully added, "Something isn’t right here. How’s it possible that it’s taken now 23 minutes just for the system to have the bandwidth to give me “an opportunity to request” the tickets I’d have to pay a ridiculous amount of money for? 24 minutes."
Apparently he wasn't the only one, as he encouraged fans to voice their frustrations in the comment section.
Some way to treat your faithful fan base. Dare we say DC is disenfranchising them? Ian's right. Especially due to the fact that he shells out big bucks every year and with the city's tax payers shelling out $611 million for the new stadium. Washington politics at its finest.
Update: The WaPo (via SbB) touched on fans' frustrations briefly, while more highlighting the bliss of ecstatic ownership.