So it should come as absolutely no surprise that a large number of folks who jumped on board the Beantown bandwagon four years ago are clamoring to get off now. How can I tell? Ticket prices at Fenway are fading faster than Matt Clement's career.
Premium seats that commanded upwards of $2,000 just a year ago are selling for a quarter of that price. A field box ticket that would have set you back $1,800 in the 2004 dream season defeat of the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series, and $900 in the same series last year, now goes for $300 - just $25 above face value.Boston.com even points out that it should be the economy, but it's not. And so the question has Red Sox "fans" searching for answers. Could it be a lack of angst? Could it be a serenity that exists among this fan base now? Or could it just be that when the team stops winning, all of these diehard, Sawx lifers start to disappear a little bit.
On Tuesday, Ace Ticket actually dropped prices below face value and, for the first time in 29 years, failed to sell out for a postseason game.
"Ticket prices," in the words of chief executive Jim Holzman, "have plummeted."
And yeah, we can't take away the two titles. But at least we can all soak in on the vindication of knowing we were right about one of the worst bandwagons of this century.
Awesome Update: As Darren Rovell previously noted ... the Patriots ticket sales are in a free fall too.