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That new ticket pricing system for Angels games is going to make sense when we all get used to it. It is based upon the simple market concept of supply and demand.

Looking at the first two Angels home games, April 9 and 10 against Oakland, provides a good example. People think they absolutely must be at Opening Night, so the cheapest seat available Tuesday morning for the April 9 game was $53.50 for the left-field pavilion. You can get the same seat for April 10 for $26.25.
An opening night seat on the field level behind the right-field foul pole is $84.50, while an upper view seat between first and third base is $67.50. Upper view between first and third provides a superior view of the game, but there are some who strangely believe that you can see the game better from that low angle a couple of hundred feet from the diamond where most of the game is played.
How many times have you seen this on the streets near a stadium or arena? One guy is holding a makeshift cardboard sign that reads, "I Need Tickets" and 10 feet away is a guy holding up a fistful of tickets for sale.
Angels reliever Ryan Madson, still on a rehab program, stretched his throwing distance to 75 feet Monday. That's 14 feet, 6 inches beyond the distance that most concerns Angels fans.
It would be cool if the Angels, en route to Orange County from Arizona at the end of spring training, played a weekend's worth of games in Palm Springs for old-time's sake. The Angels played spring training games at the little stadium there from 1961-92. The Palm Springs Power of the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League plays there during summers now.

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