2009 MLB Playoff Schedule

The 2009 Major League Baseball regular season is in the final stretch of games.  Those MLB clubs that make the playoffs will start the postseason on Wednesday, October 7th.  The Division Series of the MLB Playoffs run from October 7th to October 14th.  Four American League teams and four National League teams will compete in the Divisional Series (ALDS & NLDS) for a right to play for the pennant.  The winners will advance to compete in the League Championship Series, which start on October 15th.  The NLCS runs from October 15th to 24th, the ALCS runs October 16th to 25th.   The ALCS & NLCS winners will matchup in the 2009 World Series.

The 2009 World Series will be hosted by the American League pennant winner, because the AL won the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis.  The first game of the World Series will be in the AL city on October 28th.  WS game 2 will be in AL city on October 29th.  Then the series will shift to the home ballpark of the NL pennant winner for games 3, 4 & 5; before returning to the AL city for games 6 & 7.  If the 2009 World Series has a deciding Game 7, it will be played on Thursday, November 5th.

There 2009 MLB playoff teams have yet to be decided, but the current frontrunners are below:

AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFF TEAMS (projected):
AL East: New York Yankees
AL Central: Detroit Tigers
AL West: Los Angeles Angels & Texas Rangers
AL Wildcard: Boston Red Sox

NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFF TEAMS (projected):
NL East: Philadelphia Phillies (2008 World Series champs)
NL Central: St. Louis Cardinals
NL West: Los Angeles Dodgers
NL Wildcard: Colorado Rockies

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Rays: Keep Your Chins Up

Did any of you get a chance to see the stunned look on the Rays faces last night when J.D. Drew hit the RBI to give the Boston Red Sox the 2nd biggest comeback in playoffs history?  I’ll bet most of you BoSox bandwagoners just flipped the channel to ER and were through with it, ready to admit that your season was over.

A true Red Sox fan, however, would have been biting their fingers to the nubs shortly after Big Papi hit that bomb of a homerun into the right field stands.  The Rays never saw it coming, and neither did we.  Props.

Regardless of last night, I must say that any legitimate baseball fan should be rooting for the Tampa Bay Rays right now.  It is a rarity in Major League Baseball that a “have-not” team such as the Rays chooses the perfect combination of players and plays their cards just right while remaining within their budget.  When the underdogs wail on the “I’m So Freakin’ Rich I Can Do What I Want” franchise, a true baseball fan realizes the feat and commends the rare occasion.  The Rays have done the unthinkable by making it this far, and I commend them.

Don’t give up hope after last night Tampa, Boston wants to commend you as well.

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View From the Seats: Fenway Park

One of our clients was kind enough to provide us with pictures from his Boston Red Sox game experience.  I am slightly jealous of how amazing the view was from his Fenway Park field-level (home dugout) seats! Here are his pictures prior and during the Minnesota Twins @ Boston Red Sox game in Fenway Park:

Red Sox's David Ortiz signs autographs prior to the game

Red Sox's David Ortiz signs autographs before the game

First inning view from the seats at Fenway Park

First inning view from the seats at Fenway Park

If you are interested in visiting Fenway, and want a similar viewing experience for your Red Sox game, our client was sitting in Section 30, right behind the home dugout.  We have plenty of seats with views that are just as good or better, so give us a call at 1-800-SOLD-OUT or visit our MLB Tickets page!

Rays, Angels, Cubs Look Strong. Red Sox, Brewers Close Behind.

With a little more than a month to go in the regular season, the Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Rays are dominating the MLB standings.  Both the Cubbies and the Rays have an excellent home game record, winning 45 of 62 home games.  The Rays have not lost a series since the All-Star break, though Oakland threatens to end that streak tonight, as the series is tied 1-1.  The Cubs are on a hot streak, winning three straight games heading into the final game of their series versus the Atlanta Braves.

The Angels, on the other hand, are doing just fine on the road, winning 38 of 59 games (the best away record in the league).  Though the Angels lost the series closer versus Seattle at home, they are on the road again tonight to play the Indians on Friday.  Considering their away record is dominant – and Cleveland is struggling for a win - you can bet the series is going to be cake for the Angels.

The Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers are not far behind in the standings, so watch out for these future series where anything can happen:

(For tickets to these games, click on the dates below)
Aug. 18, 19, and 20- Tampa Bay vs. Los Angeles Angels
Sep. 8, 9, and 10- Tampa Bay Rays @ Boston Red Sox
Sep. 15, 16, and 17- Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox
Sep. 16, 17, and 18 -  Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Sep. 26, 27,  and 28* -  Chicago Cubs @ Milwaukee Brewers

*Last day of the regular season

Remember, the 2008 baseball season is rounding third, heading for home.  Grab your tickets today before it is too late.