Riverdale, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 05, 2012
New Jersey ticket broker Select-A-Ticket reports an increase in MLB ticket sales now that the playoffs are upon us. With so many races going until the last game, the fanbases of many teams did not know if their teams were even going to reach the playoffs or what the mathcups might look like.
It took 162 games to decide but Major League Baseball's initial playoff matchups are set. When the last day of the regular season was done, the Oakland A's had wrestled a divisional crown from the reigning American League champion Texas Rangers, and the New York Yankees had wrapped up the American League's top seed.
The AL West champion A's became the first team in MLB history to win a division or pennant after trailing by five or more games with less than 10 to play. Oakland's Cinderella squad will take on the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers in a rematch of the 2006 AL Championship Series, which the Tigers swept. That year was the last time Oakland made the playoffs.
Leading the Tigers is third baseman Miguel Cabrera, who captured baseball's first Triple Crown since 1967.
The Rangers will try to regroup at home in the win-or-go-home Wild Card playoff against the Baltimore Orioles, which stayed in the running for the AL East title until the season finale.
The Yankees shellacked the Boston Red Sox to win the division and wrap up the AL's best record at 95-67.
The Yankees will wait until Sunday to play the winner of Friday's Rangers-Orioles contest. MLB playoff tickets to see the Yankees will be tough to secure because only a limited number will be available to the public.
In the National League, home-field advantage throughout the playoffs belongs to the Washington Nationals, thanks to a game 162 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The NL East champion Nationals finished with a 98-64 record.
Starting Sunday, the Nationals will play the winner of Friday's NL Wild Card playoff between the reigning World Series champions, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Atlanta Braves.
Saturday is the start of the NL Division Series between the NL Central champion Cincinnati Reds and the NL West champion San Francisco Giants.
Winners of division series in each league play for the AL and NL pennants. Then each league's top team will vie for baseball supremacy in the World Series.
"The races were really thrilling this year with the Yankees and Orioles neck and neck until the final game the A's shocking victory over Texas in Game 162 was exciting. In the playoffs the intensity will just get ramped up, I'm looking forward to it and judging by tickets sales, so are the fans," says Mark Gibbons, responsible for Internet Sales at SelectATicket.com.
Season ticket holders have the best chance of scoring MLB playoff tickets for their respective teams. Other fans might get lucky and find some on their team's website or by telephoning the team's ticket office.
Premium World Series tickets also are sold by online ticket brokers. Scalpers on the street always claim to have World Series tickets to sell, too, but it is a buyer beware scenario when dealing with an individual on the street versus a well-established company. Too many times fans have paid top dollar to scalpers only to be turned away at the gate due to counterfeit tickets.
Select-A-Ticket has been in business over 34 years as an experienced, trusted, secure ticket broker. Select-A-Ticket sells tickets to Broadway, Concerts, Sports, and Family Events. Select-A-Ticket has been in the ticketing industry since 1978 and is a proud member of the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB).
For a complete list of available baseball tickets, go to http://www.SelectATicket.com or call 800-735-3288 to order tickets by phone. Select-A-Ticket is happy to help you find the right seats to any and every entertainment event.