There’s a New Judge in Town

If you haven’t seen Aaron Judge hit a baseball by now, you’re either not a baseball fan or you’ve been hiding under a rock. Judge put on an epic performance in the 2017 Home Run Derby in Miami. After Giancarlo Stanton made a first-round exit in the derby, it was looking like Judge might suffer the same fate after Justin Bour launched 22 bombs. But Judge not only hit 23 dingers, he did it without using any of his earned bonus time.

The stats on Judge during the derby were amazing. He hit four homers over 500 feet, one at 513 feet. He hit the roof of the stadium which has never been done before. He also hit one through the ceiling rafters that made it’s way out of the park. And he hit them everywhere! Left field, right field, dead center, over the awful Marlin statute!

But the best part of this beast of a ball player was his demeanor. He looked like he was really having a great time. He delivered a really wonderful interview prior to his first at-bat and maintained his gentle giant demeanor throughout the derby.

And the show isn’t over yet. Judge will make is all-star debut tonight and will be the first Yankee outfielder to start since Curtis Grandson did it in 2012. But his defensive performance with George Springer and Mookie Betts most likely won’t be the highlight for Judge. Look for him to hit some rockets out of Marlins Park.

And you can catch Aaron Judge and the rest of the New York Yankees make a run for the playoffs at Yankee Stadium or on the road. Should be a great ticket.

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Cheaper Than Face!

The folks at CheapSeatsTickets always want you to get the best deal on every ticket. That’s why we usually suggest you start with the official distributor for face value tickets. But face value isn’t always the cheapest option. Sometimes, especially when an event isn’t selling particularly well (like late preseason NFL games), the secondary market will adjust to reflect the market value of a ticket. But sometimes the face value is just flat-out higher.

Take Florida Georgia Line tickets at the Glen Helen Amphitheater just outside of Los Angeles. Lawn seats on LiveNation start at $25 per ticket. But with the addition of a service fee and a facility charge, the $25 ticket ends up costing fans more than $40 per ticket. The same ticket on CheapSeatsTickets is $30.36 and you can get it for even less with the coupon code “Cruise” (to the first 5 lucky fans).

Thanks to one of our fans who discovered this gem. There are literally thousands of great deals on our site so be sure to compare our prices and save.

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Yankees/Red Sox, Just another battle for the AL East

The Yankees and Red Sox are at it again in 2017. The two are neck and neck for the number one spot in the AL East. The Yankees ran into a a serious contender in Oakland as the As swept the Bronx Bombers. The Red Sox, on the other hand, took three of four from the Houston Astros and pushed their way into an effective tie with the Yankees for first place in the East. With another Red Sox win in Kansas City and a Yankee home loss, the Red Sox took sole possession of first place only to hand it back to the Yankees the next day.

But the best part of the AL East story are the other three teams in the division. Remember them? The Tampa Bay Rays, the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays are all within 5 games of the Yankees but no one is talking about any of those teams. With payrolls exceeding $100 million for the 25-man roster, the AL east stakes claim to 4 of the top 10 payrolls in the big leagues. And while this certainly doesn’t guarantee a ring at the end of the season, it does ensure you will likely be competitive throughout the year.

Look for the AL east to secure both Wild Card spots and make a push through the American League playoffs. It should be a fun one in 2017.

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Mayweather McGregor Fight, Childhood Dreams

Mike Tyson won the WBC title when I was 14 years old and one year later, he added the WBA and IBF titles making him the first heavyweight boxer to unify the three titles. But more importantly, Tyson won twelve of his first nineteen fights by knocking out his opponent in the first round. As a kid, the thought of making millions of dollars to not even last one round was the fantasy of legends. The most serious of questions on every teenager in the country was this: would you get in the ring with Tyson for $1 million dollars?

One person who has answered that questions with a definitive “yes” is Conor McGregor. Only he stands to make closer to $100 million in this reality scenario. While Mayweather will likely pocket four times that amount, for McGregor it represents more than he’s ever made in the world of MMA. And let’s face it, while McGregor likely doesn’t stand a chance in a strict boxing format, the guy is tough as nails and can certainly take a punch (and a kick and a knee). And since the childhood me would have taken $100 million for a few blows to the head, McGregor will likely walk out of that ring alive.

So for the millions of fans that will fork out the pay-per-view dough to watch an event that likely won’t last more than a few minutes, it represents more than just a fight. For most of us, it’s the fantasy that we will never realize, the right to fight a champion for a big payout.

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Clemson Redemption Complete in 2017 National Championship

The Clemson Tigers are the College Football National Champions. The Tigers posted 21 points in the fourth quarter to claim the #1 spot in the nation winning 35-31. Dabo Swinney mastermind an offense that slowly wore down the dominant Alabama defense. With a 3 point deficit, Deshain Watson led the Tigers on a final drive with two minutes left to win the title for the Tigers.

But the biggest story were the ticket prices which were the most expensive ever for a college football championship game. The average ticket price leading into the game hovered around $2,500 per ticket while the “get-in” price for a ticket was just under $2,000. The demand for the same ticket one year ago was about 25 cents on the dollar (2016 Alabama vs. Clemson in Arizona).

The rematch clearly drove the value of tickets. And people who bought early saved a ton! With the national championship game located a stone’s throw from Alabama and Clemson, prices nearly doubled the day after the teams one their respective semifinal games. And while ticket prices often drop as game day approaches, that was not the case for this game.

For Clemson fans, it was the opportunity of a lifetime to see what hadn’t been done in 111 years – beat Alabama. And fans had good reason to believe their team could get the job done with the ball in the hands of their veteran Quarterback. The Tigers delivered an experience no Clemson fan will ever forget.

CheapSeatsTickets had great seats at the lowest prices for the game. If you weren’t there, remember to get your seats here for the next big meeting in 2017!

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Bruno Mars XXIVk Tickets On Sale Friday, November 18, 2016

Bruno Mars is taking his 24K Magic to Las Vegas for the new year and then will kick things into high gear in the spring of 2017. With 51 stops from California to New York, this could be the biggest show in the upcoming year. Tickets officially go on sale this Friday at 10:00am but you can get early access with the purchase of Mars’ 24K Magic CD and merchandise. Just visit http://store.brunomars.com/ticket-access.html But if you miss out on the early tickets, you can always get tickets to every Mars show at every location right here at CheapSeatsTickets. And if you’re looking for the best seats in the house, we’ve got you covered.

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AL Wild Card Thriller

The 2-team Wild Card format was unveiled in 2012 and despite speculation by many, the new format has been nothing short of spectacular. Last night’s thriller between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles was no exception. Quality pitching pushed the game to extra innings and lasted 11 innings before Edwin Incarnation ended the game with a monster three-run homer which ended up in the second deck at Rogers Centre. The Jays head to Texas where they will take on the Rangers. Look for quality baseball and a lot of tension as the teams have a storied past. And as always, don’t miss any of the action with great seats from CheapSeatsTickets.com.

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Daniel Tosh Puts $25k on Sure Bet New England Patriots

Just how good is Tom Brady and the New England Patriots? At 7-0 to start the 2015 season, we’d say pretty darn good. But to put it another way, Daniel Tosh, a self-proclaimed Miami Dolphins fan, bet the farm on the Patriots to cover a -3.5 halftime points spread.

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Daniel Tosh, a comedian best known for hosting Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, raised $25,000 auctioning many of his TV show props. The proceeds were to help fellow stand-up comedian Andy Ritchie who is currently fighting a brain Tumer. But instead of just donating the $25k, Tosh went to Vegas where he placed the entire amount on the New England Patriots to lead at the half by 3.5 points. The Patriots did not disappoint.

The Patriots scored their first touchdown on a 47 yard pass play from Brady to Rob Gronkowski. They added a safety to the score at the start of the 2nd, a 52 yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski and ended the quarter with a 16 yard pass play to Dion Lewis for 6. Meanwhile, the Pats defense shut out the Dolphins.

The 19-0 score at the half was plenty for Tosh to cash in on his bet and raise the total for Ritchie to $45,833.35. Perhaps he should have bet it all on a Pats perfect season.

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Warriors Game 5 Tickets are a No-Brainer!

The Golden State Warriors protected their home court winning two close games in Oakland against the Houston Rockets. Many people are hesitant to “invest” in game 5 tickets when it’s possible it may not happen. We break down the possible scenarios and explain why purchasing Golden State Warriors tickets for Game 5 is a no-brainer.

1) SERIES TIED 2-2: If Houston does what they are supposed to do, namely protect home court in Houston, the series is locked up at 2-2. That makes for a pivotal game 5 as the winner is just one game from the NBA Finals. Don’t want to miss that one!

2) WARRIORS UP 3-1: If the Warriors can steal one in Oakland, they will head home with the chance to close it out in Game 5. The only thing you’ll be kicking if you miss the Warriors win the Conference Championship at home is yourself!

3) WARRIORS SWEEP: If the Warriors do sweep the series, the majority of ticket brokers will refund your money. Be sure to read the fine print but with electronic delivery, you can be confident you will get your money back so you can put that money towards the Finals!

So there you have it, Game 5 tickets to see the Golden State Warriors take on the Houston Rockets – the biggest no brainer in the history of mankind.

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Golden State Warriors Playoff Vulnerability

The Golden State Warriors lead the New Orleans Pelicans 2-0 in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs. And with their impressive home record, it does appear that the Warriors will move on to round two where they will likely face the Memphis Grizzlies. The pundits are saying they survived the test they desperately needed but some, like Charles Barkley, believe the Pelicans exposed a weakness.

But let’s face it, when you enter the playoffs as the number one team, you’ve got a bit of an ego and possibly a mark on your back. The 2007 New England Patriots entered the Super Bowl with a perfect record…and lost to the New York Giants. The Kentucky Wildcats entered the 2015 Final Four undefeated…and lost to the Wisconsin Badgers.

It’s easy to consider yourself the best when your record indicates you are the best. And the Warriors, with their .817 win percentage, were hands down the best in the NBA. The Pelicans finished last in the Southwest conference with a record just under .550. So the big question is whether the Warriors were simply a better regular season team or did they just not prepare for a mediocre Pelicans team.

The Warriors will certainly face tougher teams in rounds 3 and 4 (possibly the Houston Rockets who appear to be gaining momentum with each game played). They will have to make better preparations in order to make it to the Championship.

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