This makes me sad. It's both surprising and unsurprising at the same time. On the one hand, wow, it's crazy to think how easily tickets are available so close to the first pitch of a Boston Red Sox playoff game. But on the other hand, this makes sense.
Boston just doesn't love this team. No, they aren't as unlikeable as some of the media makes them out to be, but if the team loses today it'll be back to back Division Series sweeps (2016 + 2017) following back to back last place finishes (2014 + 2015).
What has been worrisome the past two season isn't so much that the Red Sox have lost in the playoffs, it's that they haven't been playing with the focus or the hunger that Cleveland and Houston have.
If anything, hopefully this is a wake up call for the owners. Barring a miraculous comeback, it's fair to expect some changes this off-season. Maybe the team trades for a big name like Giancarlo Stanton. Maybe we sign a free-agent like J.D. Martinez or Eric Hosmer. Maybe we just get a new manager. Whatever it is, something needs to change. The Red Sox charge more for tickets than any other team in baseball, and the fans deserve better than this.