Back-to-back double-dips

Thanks to a bit of serendipitous scheduling from the baseball gods, we in the Bay Area have the opportunity to see the Giants and A’s play day-night, cross-bay doubleheaders – not once, but twice – this week. I’ve raved about these experiences before and I won’t stop now. If you’re a baseball fan and you have a some time to get away from the office to take in a doubleheader, you should do it. Put it on your bucket list. It’s worth it.

The happy scheduling quirk comes from the fact that the A’s and Giants have overlapping 10-day homestands. Normally the overlap is three games. In this case it’s four, which leads to the back-to-back double-dips. The Giants have a four-game series with the Mets starting tonight before going on the road, whereas the A’s have a three-game set with the Rays followed by a four-game set with the Blue Jays. No off days to mess with this schedule, which is a rarity in itself.

The schedule:

  • Wednesday, August 1: Rays @ A’s, 12:35 p.m.; Mets @ Giants, 7:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 2: Mets @ Giants, 12:45 p.m.; Blue Jays @ A’s, 7:05 p.m.

The slightly tighter scheduling of the Thursday doubleheader may prove more hospitable for some, while Wednesday may be better in the sense that the Coliseum is a vastly better as a day venue than for night games. I’m definitely going to Wednesday’s set, not so sure about Thursday. Thanks to the magic of dynamic pricing, no seat for the Wednesday night Giants game can be had for less than $40 at tickets.com, although at least SRO is available.

See you at the yard(s).

7 thoughts on “Back-to-back double-dips

  1. 49ers stadium finally putting up steel…

  2. Stubhub has tix at under $6 for Wednesday night, though a single would be $15 or so with the fees. Apparently, th etickets.com dynamic engine hasn’t caught up with reality.

    Did the Wrigley/Comiskey double once, as well as a Wrigley/Miller Park one.

  3. Did a Wrigley/Comiskey and a Comiskey/County Stadium. Lots of fun.

  4. Wish I were in town this week. I’ve done back-to-back doubleheaders on the Friday and Saturday I’ve gone to spring training the last 3 years, but never done one during the regular season that was just baseball. I did an A’s/Earthquakes multi-sport doubleheader a couple of years ago however during the regular season.

  5. be forewarned. if you were looking to buy the family fun pack for friday’s game…it’s sold out!

  6. @Anon

    Darn! Thanks for the heads-up… guess I’m gonna try and nab myself some Value Deck seats before they go as well…

  7. I did a Raiders at Vikings/Avalanche at Wild doubleheader when I was in Minnesota 5 years ago (parked by the arena in St. Paul before the football game and cabbed to and from the Metrodome). Between pre-drinking before the football game, drinking at the football game, going to the bar across the street after the football game, drinking at the hockey game, and going to the bar across the street after the hockey game, I was pretty beat.

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