Swing In the New Year at Opening Day

With the Harbaugh Super Bowl just around the corner sports fans will have to turn their attention to the next big day of the New Year — MLB’s Opening Day. Hot dogs, peanuts, beer, and seventh inning stretches are just around the corner. With Opening Day games scheduled at venues like Minute Maid Park, Yankee Stadium, Turner Field, and Dodger Stadium, it’s a perfect time to catch a game. The slate is clean and the hunt for October begins in March with some of the most impressive match-ups the MLB has to offer.

To kick of the new season we head to Minute Maid Park where the stage is set for a Texas showdown. There will only be one game in the spotlight on Opening Night as the Texas Rangers head into Houston to play the Astros in their first game as an American League member. The two teams are not unfamiliar with competing on an inter-league basis as a part of the Lone Star Series which has been played since 2001 but now that they will be playing for divisional rights things could get a little more intense. Spoken as a true Astros fan, it’s been a little hard to root for a team that has been at bottom since the departure of the three B’s. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. With the new move to the American League the ‘Stros get the full-time DH, which will come in handy against an offensively stacked AL. To do the job the Astros brought in Carlos Pena who despite only hitting 19 HR’s last year carries a strong resume. Ironically the slugger’s MLB debut in 2001 was with the Rangers, a team that will be looking to bounce back from the mayhem of the 2012 Wildcard game.

After March 31st the flood gates open up to a two day opening day extravaganza. Besides some of the premiere games like Tigers – Twins, Giants – Dodgers, and Phillies – Braves one of the most intriguing game day openers is the classic Yankees – Red Sox rivalry. Despite having played each other for more than a century the two AL East foes have only met in the ALCS three times but every postseason since the inception of the wild card format has featured one of these teams. The Red Sox had to mosey their way through an 86-year curse but have managed to remain productive since breaking the Bambino’s curse with a World Series win in 2004. The Yankees have seen better times but they are always in contention, especially with names like Suzuki, Jeter, Pettitte, and Sabathia on the roster. In any light a rivalry that features two of the best teams, national attention, and the fiercest fans around is destined to be good, thus making the Yankees-Red Sox opener a must see in 2013.

No matter where opening day 2013 sends you TicketCity want to take you. So check out the full schedule of this year’s opening day games as well as your favorite team’s 2013 home opener schedule at TicketCity!

The Big Easy

So I’m on the road to the Big Easy for he Super Bowl between my San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.

We made it through Vidor, TX. We rolled through Baton Rouge and drove by Tiger Stadium. We drove over a lot of swamp and probably some alligators too.

We did it all in an effort to get to the Big Easy for the big game. I still think the 49ers have the best team in the game but the Ravens could have the emotional edge whether you believe the deer antler extract story or not.

Check back tomorrow and I’ll give you the low down on the first nights food and festivities. Make no mistake, this trip is also about eating great food.

Big Numbers for the Big Game

The NFL champions will be decided on Sunday and TicketCity has broken down what will be consumed on Sunday and how much it all equals up to. Whether you’re hosting your own party or going to the game in New Orleans, the pure volume of numbers is staggering. Tickets are always in demand for the biggest game in American sports, while some prefer to fire up the grill and have some friends over whether your team is in the game or not. Check out some of the stats we were able to put together in this infographic.

The Big Game Creates Big Numbers

The Numbers for the Big Game

 

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Heading to the Big Easy

We celebrated the virtue of a movement and a man yesterday with the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Now we have just under two weeks to the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens playing in the Super Bowl in the Big Easy.

While both Harbaughs have plain names (Jim and John) there is nothing plain about them. John came out of obscurity when he was hired for the Ravens head job. Jim traveled the ranks of small college football starting at San Diego, then to Stanford before he replaced the Hall of Fame player in Mike Singletary at San Francisco as head coach.

It’s bucket list time with the Super Bowl in New Orleans at the same time that Mardi Gras and the French Quarter will be in full swing.

I won’t be in New Orleans the whole time but I will be bring the ‘huddle’ to New Orleans the week of the Super Bowl.

It’s going to be a lot of people having fun and I’m going to be one of them.

Super Bowl XLVII

Super Bowl XLVII Infographic

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