Have a spare $25,000 laying around?
If you do, and if you're interested in seeing Game 3 of the World Series in Philadelphia on Halloween, then a pair of tickets can be yours.
If your pockets aren't quite that deep, no worries. You can still see Game 3 for a mere $20,000. Problem is, you'll be standing the whole time. Those tickets are standing-room only, you see, whereas for just $5,000 more, you can get the $25,000 pair which comes with two actual seats.
What a bargain.
I can't make this stuff up, really. I guess the only good thing about this is as of this morning, nobody has actually purchased these tickets yet.
I'm hoping that it is a matter of what Peter Mucha wrote in his article in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer: Must be some guy who told his wife, "OK, honey, I'll try to sell my tickets," but who really wants to go.
I hope so. Because you don't need me to tell you that we're in a recession and that $25,000 could certainly be spent more wisely. The thing is, you and I know there are people who would - who probably are - seriously considering shelling out $25,000 for this.
In a world where some people think it's a good idea to stage a hoax of your kid being in a balloon to increase one's chances of getting a reality show, it really would not surprise me if we're soon reading about a Parent of the Year who is, as I type this, withdrawing $25,000 from their kid's college fund (if the kid even has a college fund anymore) to buy World Series tickets for a Halloween night game.
Pretty scary indeed.