Mets Bark in the Park 2010, $1 StubHubTickets

Major, a Belgian Malinois guide dog, gets up on the rail to watch a National League MLB baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the San Diego Padres in San Diego, California, August 28, 2010. REUTERS/Denis Poroy (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL ANIMALS SOCIETY)

With the Mets mathematically eliminated, tickets for the last home stand of the year are ridiculously cheap.

Tickets for Monday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers can be had for as little as $1 on StubHub. Of course food, beer and parking will set you back another $40 and that’s only if you go by yourself.

What I really wanted to do next week was attend the “Bark in the Park 2010” event where you can bring your dog to the park. This is a great idea but, unfortunately, the only place you and your dog will be allowed to sit down and watch the game will be from the Pepsi Porch.

Tickets cost $32 for humans. A dog’s ticket costs $10 on top of that! I understand that the entire dog ticket and a portion of the human ticket gets donated to the North Shore Animal League but there is no way I’m spending $42 on a tickets when I can get an even better seat on field level for $1 if I leave the dog at home. I say field level because you are allowed to sit at field level on games with low attendance and these games will qualify as low attended games.

Unfortunately I won’t be taking my dog to the park that day because in this economy, I’m not spending $80 at the park when I can spend $40. Perhaps the Mets should donate a portion of all ticket sales to charity but forcing dog owners to fork over double the money for a meaningless game against the Brewers is just bad business.

“Bark in the Park 2010” should have been a promotion to get people out to the park, not as a tool to force people to upgrade to the Pepsi Porch. But that’s just me…

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