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Published November 18, 2013
TICKET SAVINGS: In N.Y., Mushnick & Li note the NFL Giants have “recently seen the Internet flooded with prime home-game seats going for as much as half their face value.” While the Giants have “listed all non-strike games as sellouts since 1975 -- a streak that reached 333 dates on Sunday" -- the team "actually has plenty of spare ducats, especially in the plush club level.” A team spokesperson “listed 100 seats in the $12,500-PSL range,” while StubHub on Friday “showed 16 of those exact spots” for yesterday’s game against the Packers were available for $335-395. Giants Senior VP/Communications Pat Hanlon said that “certain prime locations were released into single-game sales for 2013, with plans to recall them into the season-ticket PSL pool next year” (N.Y. POST, 11/18).
SPENDING MONEY: White Sox Chair Jerry Reinsdorf indicated that the team will have “plenty to spend on free agents or players acquired in trades” this offseason. Reinsdorf said, “Losing is not fun. I know the fans don’t like it, but they don’t have to watch it every day.” He added of GM Rick Hahn and Exec VP Ken Williams: “They have a number they can spend, and they’re not at it yet. ... If they have a player that’s going to increase the payroll, as long as it fits in the budget they can do it” (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 11/17).