Top Baseball Tickets of Week
The MLB regular season is about to kickoff and anticipation for the season’s openers can be felt all around. The first few weeks offer several interesting contests including a showdown between the Phillies and the Red Sox, and the Angels and Royals. As each team looks to set the tone for the rest of the season, the first games will be crucial.
The tickets mentioned below are available on ExciteEvents, and the prices are accurate as of April 3rd, 2015.
Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs
Average Ticket Price=$163 | Get in Price=$27 (min), $348 (max)
In one of the season’s earliest games, the Chicago Cubs travel to Denver to face off against the Rockies. Both teams had pretty average 2014 seasons and failed to reach the playoffs. The Cubs finished last in their division, with a winning percentage of .451, while the Rockies fared no better, finishing second last in their division with a winning percentage of 0.407. Both teams have a point to prove this season, and it will be interesting to see how they fare when they faceoff.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Boston Red Sox
Average Ticket Price=$125 | Get in Price=$19 (min), $643 (max)
The Phillies had another disappointing season last year. They finished at the bottom of the NL East with a 73-89 record. Despite a strong showing earlier in the season, the team’s form slipped and they failed to make the playoffs again. On the other hand, 2013’s defending champions, the Boston Red Sox, had a similarly mediocre season and they also slumped to last in their division. The Red Sox became the first team in history to finish last (2012), become champions (2013) and finish last again (2014). It will be extremely interesting to see how they perform this time around.
Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians
Average Ticket Price=$104 | Get in Price=$18 (min), $2200 (max)
The Astros improved on their record for the 2013 season last year. Despite finishing second last in their division, the team posted a nineteen win improvement on their tumultuous 2013 season. It will be interesting to see if the Astros can continue this pattern and better their record this season too. They will need to defeat the Indians at home to show they mean just that.
The Cleveland Indians had an average season at best. They finished third in their division and posted an 85-77 record. The team failed to make the playoffs, but they will look to turn some of their close losses to wins and hope to make it to the playoffs this season.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Kansas City Royals
Average Ticket Price=$114 | Get in Price=$34 (min), $4400 (max)
This is perhaps one of the most interesting early games of the season. The Angels and Royals met in the AL Division Series where the Royals swept aside the Angles 3-0 on their way to the World Series. The rematch will give the Angels a chance for revenge. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim had a pretty decent last season. The team topped the AL West and progressed to the AL Division series. In the process they became the first expansion team to post an all time winning percentage. The Royals on the other hand had a stellar season and will hope to improve on last season’s record and perhaps go all the way this time.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies
Average Ticket Price=$83 | Get in Price=$5 (min), $220 (max)
The Brewers had an average season last year. They finished third in their division with an 82-80 record. The team missed out on the playoffs and will hope to improve on that account. The Rockies on the other hand, had a dismal 2014 and they will want to give a better account of themselves this season. It should be interesting to see the outcome of this game.