Web Rage

DENVER (AP) -The Colorado Rockies planned to relaunch online sales of World Series tickets Tuesday after their first attempt was stopped by a computer-system crash the team blamed on an "external, malicious attack.”

The Rockies were forced to stop the online-only sale of tickets after about two hours Monday when 8.5 million hits overwhelmed the servers set up to take the orders.

First Paul Byrd, now the Colorado Rockies’ Web site! Get Selena Roberts to Denver, stat!

9 comments… add one
  • SF hacked the Rox site?

    Nick-YF October 23, 2007, 3:54 pm
  • EEI is reporting that the AVERAGE ticket price in Fenway is about a grand, and in Colorado, it’s about half that.
    It’s a shame that I’ve been a Red Sox fan my entire life, since I could walk, and I won’t be attending either of the the World Series appearances I’ve experienced in adulthood. It’s sad, really. It’s not that I can’t go, because I can, but it’s more about the princple. I’m not dishing that kind of money to see a baseball game, and especially at a ten fold profit to the guy who was lucky enough to get them and doesn’t care that he could go himself.
    Sad, indeed.
    One thing is for sure, the next time frame to come along that causes all of these people to jump off the wagon, I’m getting my hands on whatever season package I can, and holding onto them forever.
    Rant over. Sorry.
    FWIW, I can remember when it was nine bucks to get in (not that long ago), and you could get in anytime you wanted to.
    Anytime.
    Thank you, Pinkhat eyesores, on-the-phone-every inning of the game jerks.

    Brad October 23, 2007, 4:04 pm
  • Brad –
    Would you rather a team that doesn’t win?
    Nah, I’ll take the sky-high prices with a Series I can watch on TV.

    Pete October 23, 2007, 4:32 pm
  • I tried to get Colorado tickets, I can’t even get past the virtual waiting room. I’m willing to spend a grand for me and the mister to watch one game of the World Series in person. That pricetag limit automatically eliminates Fenway- isn’t that pathetic?

    no sleep til brooklyn SF October 23, 2007, 4:36 pm
  • Pete, I never said that at all. All I said was that it’s sad when I have to dish out a grand, or two since I’m now married, to see a baseball game at Fenway. That has absolutely nothing to do with the Red Sox whatsoever; their prices are clearly marked on the front of the ticket, and I would happily pay even double or triple that to them. This insane wave of people who are now “fans” of this team – the same ones who have written JD Drew off as a complete failure even before his first year of a four year deal ends – have created such a demand for tickets that real fans can’t get into the game without really shelling out a boat-load of cash.
    The playoff ticket prices being set by the double sellers have absolutely nothing to do with the Red Sox. Yeah, it’s nice winning, but thousand dollar tickets are not the cause of that.

    Anonymous October 23, 2007, 4:43 pm
  • Ah, those wacky MIT students with their pranks…

    Hudson October 23, 2007, 5:08 pm
  • I wouldn’t pay a grand to see any game. It’s just obscene, with all the people and charities who could use the money instead.
    (Although I’d pay just about anything, in retrospect, to see ALCS 2004 Games 4-7. I doubt there will ever be a more dramatic or satisfying series for Boston fans in my lifetime, and yes, it was sweeter than the World Series, even.)

    Hudson October 23, 2007, 5:31 pm
  • Hindsight, Hudson.

    Brad October 23, 2007, 5:32 pm
  • Evidently Bin Laden was behind the cyber attack on the Rockies servers.
    Bin Laden Claims Responsibility

    Jon October 23, 2007, 10:30 pm

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