In my chocolatey delicious dreams they are. I’ve got to admit the idea is enticing: put golden playoff tickets in the wrappings of bars of chocolate candy bars and unleash the world upon them. Your local supermarket would look like a scene from World War Black Friday. Then the lucky winners would be escorted into the great Nationals Park Chocolate Factory by an odd little man (Gene Wilder version, not the Johnny Depp. Sorry, Johnny) who would show fans wonders upon wonders– including GM Mike Rizzo dressed as an Oompa Loompa.
If someone can Photoshop that, you’d be our hero.
Sadly, the Nats aren’t doing that whole Golden Ticket thing, but they are selling playoff tickets on Friday. NATS PRESS RELEASE:
The Washington Nationals announced today that tickets for potential Wild Card and National League Division Series games at Nationals Park will go on sale to the general public Friday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m. ET. A maximum of four tickets for each game may be purchased online at nationals.com/postseason or by calling 888.632.NATS(6287) on a first come, first served basis.
In addition, the Nationals Park Box Office will sell a limited number of Standing Room Only tickets the day of each postseason game, subject to availability. In the event the Nationals qualify, National League Championship Series and World Series single game tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks, based on availability.
Season Ticket Holders and Nationals Insiders received information regarding their opportunity to purchase single game postseason tickets earlier this month. Fans only have a few more days to place a deposit on 2013 full season ticket plans and receive 2012 postseason ticket purchase priority before tickets go on sale to the general public.
No doubt it will be Washington’s hottest ticket. Sorry to disappoint anyone who actually believed they were putting playoff tickets in bars of chocolate. If you want, you can take the water taxi to the Park next time.
The Anacostia River sometimes does look like a river of chocolate.