Miami Marlins Are Obviously Selling Henderson Alvarez No-Hitter Tickets

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterSeptember 30, 2013

Sep 29, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez (37) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The problem with no-hitters is you never know when they will take place, which makes selling tickets to one nearly impossible to guarantee—unless you are the Miami Marlins. (h/t Deadspin) reports the team with absolutely no shame is in the process of selling off tickets not initially purchased for the last game of the season. 

What makes owning a useless ticket such a draw is that 23-year-old pitcher Henderson Alvarez threw a no-hitter. That amazing feat led someone in the organization to the realization that money could be had from fans content to just fork over their cash for a useless piece of paper. 

The report states there are 9,100 tickets available for a game that already happened in which Miami saw the fifth no-hitter in franchise history.

That should come in handy if you ever master time travel. 

Also, we are fairly surprised there weren't more available. In any case, you can plunk down $15 at their online store or at the Marlins team store. 

Sep 24, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Baseball fans sit in the upper deck during the ninth inning of a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

And if you are shocked that the team that held a fire sale over the last offseason is now trying to garner money from a game that was already played, don't be. 

The report reminds us the team has done this before: "This is not the first time the Marlins have sold tickets to a game that has already happened. After Philadelphia's Roy Halladay no-hit the Marlins, the team sold tickets to that game."

Genius marketing or deplorable cash grab? We'll let you decide.

What's clear is that the Marlins are hurting for ticket sales at the moment, and they aren't afraid to get creative to sell them for a game that was already played or to market a player from an opposing team to get them. 

Back in July, Yahoo! Sports' Mike Oz came across a rather peculiar Marlins promotion, touting star pitcher Gio Gonzalez. Yes, the pitcher who plays for the Washington Nationals. 

Most teams would be content to sell T-shirts or other no-hit paraphernalia. Like a fat kid trying to get every last fry at the bottom of the bag, the Marlins don't want to waste any opportunity. 

We are only slightly surprised the uneaten hot dogs from the game aren't included in the promotion. 


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