The average cost to see Toronto ace David Price start against the Yankees today climbed to $91 during the past week. The average price is $103 for Saturday’s game and $87 for Sunday. Two weeks ago, a ticket for Friday’s game in the upper bowl at Rogers Centre overlooking the outfield cost $13. That same ticket has now climbed to $56, meaning just to get in to the stadium the price has more than quadrupled since the beginning of August. The lowest price isn’t any cheaper on Saturday ($60) or Sunday ($58).
In addition to higher ticket prices, pitcher R.A. Dickey is seeing an increase in fist bumps per day, as well.
“I think I’ve fist-bumped more strangers than I’ve ever fist-bumped in my life,” he told the Windsor Star before Thursday’s game. “Today I walked down from Air Canada Centre to Rogers Centre and I think I fist-bumped four people this morning on the way to work that I’d never seen before in my life. That kind of stuff is happening more and more.”