seats were pretty damned good. Maria got them for us.
Maria said, "When I was trying to get tickets, I was like some weird
cyber-octopus, reloading browsers for each of the three available
game days, while simultaneously trying to get in via phone. I had no
idea what the best strategy would be get tickets, so I just went for
whatever was offered up first."
I was amazed she was able to do it. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, "A digital tsunami
overwhelmed the Giants' online ticket site starting at
10am. The online demand was so tremendous, it made Internet history,
setting new records at MLB.com for the busiest hour ever, and at at
Tickets.com, for the highest ticket demand ever, surpassing bids for the
most popular concerts and the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Even
though Tickets.com added more servers to handle the load, its Web site wsa
swamped with millions of hits. The onslaught left all but a handful of fans
getting error messages instead of tickets."
Misha said, "I think this is where Maria's many years of eBay sniping experience
came in handy. Maria discovered something that hadn't occurred to me
when I was trying to buy the tickets; she essentially discovered a way
to bypass their half-assed congestion control mechanism. She basically
discovered a way to push herself up the queue. Evidently it worked."