Jun 30

On Tuesday night the New York Mets suffered a 7-6 loss against the Florida Marlins in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tuesday’s game was the second game of a three game series, and the mets were looking for a win after Monday night when they suffered a more painful loss ending with a score of 10-3.

Jason Bay, in his first season with the Mets, hit a fly ball in the top of the first inning in order to bring in Angel Pagan. Pagan scored the first run of the game for the Mets, and during the top of the third inning the Mets were able to score two more runs making the score 3-0.

However, the Marlins put an end to their lead by scoring a total of six runs in the bottom of the third. The fourth, fifth, and sixth innings were scoreless until the Mets got another run in the top of the seventh. Finally in the top of the ninth inning the Mets rallied, and were able to put two more points on the board tying the score 6-6.

Despite the great fight by the New York Mets in the ninth inning, the Marlins proved to be unstoppable for the second night in a row. Dan Uggla hit a single, which allowed Jorge Cantu to score another one for the Marlins.

The Marlins may have won on Monday and Tuesday, but the New York Mets will have a chance to redeem themselves. The Mets will play their next and final game in this three game series against the Florida Marlins on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

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Jun 29

Last week on Select A Ticket, tickets to the 2011 Big East Tournament were the hottest selling tickets. This NCAA tournament will be held at Madison Square Garden where you can experience the basketball action in person from March 8-12, 2011.

The first three years of the tournament were on the road, the first being held in Providence, second in Hartford, and third in Syracuse. In 1982 the Big East Conference was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and has been located here ever since. MSG is a seemingly permanent home, and if not it will at least be held there through the 2011 Tourney.

Formed in 1979, the Big East Conference began with only seven schools. Since then, the tournament has changed a bit, and now has 16 schools from the northeast participating including West Virginia, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, and 10 other institutions. Since 1980 when the first Big East Tournament was held it has been considered to be one of the most important conference tournaments in the United States.

The 2011 Big East Tournament will not be held for another 9 months, but it is never to early to get your tickets.

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Jun 28

Alex Rodriguez and Joe Torre have apparently settled their differences. Rodriguez’s former New York Yankees manager and Rodriguez himself seemed to have ended their beef before Sunday nights game. The game lasted 10 innings, but in the end the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-6. The Yankees won two games out of the three in the series.

The feud stems from when Torre wrote his book in 2007 that made critical comments about Rodriguez. Torre wrote “When it comes to a key situation, he can’t get himself to concern himself with getting the job done, instead of how it looks.”

A-Rod decided to bury the hatchet and approached Torre on Sunday, shaking his hand and speaking to him for almost a minute. Rodriguez told the New York Daily News that he thought it would be a mature move if he went over to talk to him. He said, “I felt in my heart it was important to not let things linger.”

The New York Yankees will host their next game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, June 30, 2010.

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Jun 28

The Top Five Events on SelectATicket.com last week were:

  1. Big East Tournament Tickets
  2. MLB Home Run Derby Tickets
  3. Bon Jovi & Kid Rock Tickets
  4. Jersey Boys Tickets
  5. KISS Tickets

Don’t forget to check back next week to see what events make our Top 5 list this week!

Jun 27

After originally premiering on Broadway in 1949, South Pacific was arguably one of the greatest musicals of the twentieth century. The original production won ten Tony Awards, and had audiences raving.

In 2008 the musical was revived, and audiences loved it just as much. The revival was a hit, which is proved by the amazing night it had at the Tony Awards two years ago. South Pacific was nominated for eleven Tony awards and took home the awards for seven including Best Direction of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical, and Best Revival of a Musical. Two years later the musical is still a hit.

The musical is set during World War Two on a little island in the South Pacific. U.S. sailors who are preparing to make an attack against the Japanese Empire are occupying the island. The story follows a couple whose romance is threatened by the dangers of  war and their own prejudices.  South Pacific will take to you back in time where you will see if Nellie and Emile can overcome their prejudices, and not let the war tear them apart.

This Rodgers and Hammerstein musical revival is a one of a kind show. The musical runs every Tuesday-Sunday at the Beaumont Theatre in New York City.

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Jun 26

Last Wednesday it was announced that the Kansas City Royals will host the 2012 All-Star game after many years of waiting. Bud Selig, the commissioner of Major League Baseball announced that Kauffman Stadium will be home to the All Star game that be held on Tuesday July 10, 2012.

In 2006 Kansas City was promised to host an All Star game between 2010-2014, but only if a tax vote was passed in order to pay for stadium renovations. Taxpayers agreed to the $275 million dollar improvements which were completed last year. Selig stuck to his promise, and the Kauffman Stadium is now the host of the 83rd Midsummer Classic.

The 2012 All Star Game will be the Royals’ second, and the city’s third time as hosts. Selig took this into consideration, and as he made the news official through an announcement he said, “This a special day for the Kansas City Royals organization, the local community and the great baseball fans of Kansas City.”

The 2012 All Star Game isn’t for another two years, but you can still see your favorite MLB players compete against each other in the 2010 MLB All Star game to be held on Tuesday, July 13 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.

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Jun 25

In April the New York Jets made some odd changes during the off season which included signing a defensive player that left some Jets fans confused. Jason Taylor, a former Miami Dolphin, signed a two-year contract with the Jets after publicly badmouthing the team, and the intelligence of the fans, for many years.

Taylor was expecting the fans to be angry towards him at Wednesday’s minicamp practice at the New Meadowlands Stadium because of the comments he has made in the past. Taylor unfortunately did experience some boos from the fans, but they was short lived. By the end of practice he was high fiving fans and signing autographs. Fans even began to cheer for him, which was much appreciated by Taylor.

The 35 year old defensive linemen did not participate much in Wednesday’s practice. He underwent shoulder surgery which he is currently in the process of recovering from. The surgery certainly is limiting his ability to practice, but the fans liked him anyway.

The Jets will play their first preseason game against the New York Giants as they open up their home at the New Meadowlands Stadium together on Monday, August 16, 2010.

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Jun 23

Last week the New York Giants announced that they will be losing one of their most essential players for whole 2010 season.

In the middle of minicamp practices last week, the team announced that Domenik Hixon suffered from an injury to his right knee during practice the day before. Hixon, the Giants’ leading punt and kickoff returner last season, endured a torn anterior cruciate ligament after hyperextending his knee.

Team physician Russell Warren made the diagnosis, and followed the injury up with an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. It was determined that within the next two weeks the five year veteran will have surgery in order to fix the torn ligament

The Giants’ reliable wide receiver was returning a punt when the injury occurred at the New Meadowlands Stadium during the teams’ first practice ever in their new home.

Although training camp does not even begin for more than five weeks the Giants are already aware of their loss, and are looking into their other options to replace Hixon for the 2010 season. The Giants will play their first preseason game against the New York Jets as the opening game for the New Meadowlands Stadium.

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Jun 21

Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles is on its way to the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City for a limited time. Performances will begin on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 and will run for only 11 weeks through Sunday, January 2, 2011. Now is your chance to be a part of over 1 million fans who have already seen Rain, one of the best tribute bands of The Beatles.

Rain The Beatles tribute band formed in the 1970s. In 1979 they were hired by Dick Clark to record the music for Birth of the Beatles, a made for TV Movie about the band. They have been touring since the mid 70’s, and now more than 30 years later they will be performing on the Broadway stage to delight audiences with the music of The Beatles.

Rain’s performance on Broadway has a bigger goal than to just cover some of the most famous songs by The Beatles, but also to enhance them and bring them to a whole new level. The tribute will be performing songs that The Beatles themselves have never performed live. Their intention while playing these songs is to play them exactly how the records sound.

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Jun 21

The Top Five Events on SelectATicket.com last week were:

  1. USA vs Brazil Tickets
  2. Kiss Tickets
  3. MLB Home Run Derby Tickets
  4. Memphis the Musical Tickets
  5. New York Red Bulls Tickets

Make sure you check back next Monday to see what the Top 5 Events On SelectATicket.com are this week!

Jun 20

The New Jersey Devils announced that they have hired a new head coach. The new head coach of the franchise is John MacLean, the all time leading goal scorer for the Devils. MacLean was the player who scored the game winning goal that entered the Devils into the playoffs for their first time. He was also on the team when they won their first Stanley Cup in 1995.

The hiring of MacLean came after Lou Lamoriello, the Devils’ general manager decided he was not ready to make any alterations to the current defensive system, even though they have been struggling in the playoffs. For example, since 2003 when the Devils won their last Stanley Cup they have only been successful in winning two playoff series. That’s where the hiring of MacLean comes into play, as he knows a great deal about the system. He will replace Jacques Lemaire who coached New Jersey for one season before his unexpected retirement.

MacLean has played 18 season in the National Hockey League. He scored 347 goals for the Devils, and a total of 413 with the Sharks, Rangers, Stars, and Devils combined before retiring after the 2001-2002 season. John MacLean has been teammates with multiple current Devils players including Martin Brodeur, Brian Rolston, Partrik Elias, and two others.

The New Jersey Devils have high hopes that MacLean will help the Devils after three first-round playoff exits. Get your New Jersey Devils tickets from Select A Ticket now!

Jun 19

For the second consecutive year, fans of Major League Baseball are becoming interactive, and voting to select their favorite players to participate in the MLB Home Run Derby. The ballot allows fans the choose three of their favorite players from both the National and the American League to compete in the Derby. The MLB will of course have the final say in the players who are actually chosen to participate, but only after the initial fan votes are tallied.

The top 3 American League players are Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins in first place, Nelson Cruz of the Texas Rangers, and Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers in third.

Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies leads the National League poll, while Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals trails at second, and Prince Fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers is holding on at third. It is no surprise that Howard is at the top of the list as he won the Home Run Derby back in 2006.

Both Howard and Mauer started out with an early lead in the fan poll, and have been able to maintain it. The only question is for how long will they be able to continue gaining fan votes? The players who will actually be participating will be announced prior to the Home Run Derby.

The 81st annual MLB All-Star Game will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, and the MLB Home Run Derby will be held the night before on Monday, July 12, 2010 at Angel Stadium.

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Jun 17

Tonight the New York Yankees will be heading into a Subway Series against the New York Mets, but they are not entering it the way they would have hoped to. The Yankees are coming off of two straight losses to the Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium.

On Wednesday night the Yankees lost 6-3, and Jamie Moyer of the Phillies became the oldest pitcher to beat the Yankees. Then last night the Yankees were not able to get their act together, and ended up losing 7-1.

Hopefully the Yankees are ready to put up a fight when they host their neighbors tonight going into the Subway Series. This three-game series will most likely be very competitive on both teams’ ends. The Yankees are hoping to salvage a win after being defeated by the Phillies, and the Mets are on fire on the road after winning six games in a row over Cleveland and Baltimore.

The Yankees do have something to their advantage, as Alex Rodriguez will return to third base tonight. He has not played this position since June 10 when he suffered from a strained right hip flexor after the first inning. Due to his injury Rodriguez missed four games, only to return on Wednesday night. He has played two games since his return, and has an RBI double, seven at bats, and two hits.

The New York Yankees will play their next game against the New York Mets tonight on Friday, June 18, 2010.

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Jun 16

The FIFA World Cup is currently taking place now, but the New York Red Bulls are still gaining attention regarding the possible addition of a new star player to their roster when the World Cup is over.

New York sports share an interesting goal, and that goal is to be on the back page of one of New York’s tabloid newspapers at least once. The Red Bulls have never really had a chance to have as big of a place in tabloid history as desired, but they seem to be making efforts in order to achieve this goal.

The Red Bulls started out by creating an ad for the back page of their own magazine, the Red Bulletin, which came free with Sunday’s edition of The New York Times. The ad states “100 Rumors. 50 Names. 1 Star,” and features a man in a Red Bulls uniform holding a soccer ball with a blurry face.

The ad is in response to rumor circulating about who the Red Bulls will sign after the World Cup. The most persistent rumor is that Thierry Henry, a French striker, will be joining the team, while others are saying that free agent Michael Ballack will be the new star player.

Once the World Cup is over, Major League Soccer will start up again, and the Red Bulls may have a new star player.

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Jun 14

The 64th annual Tony Awards were live on Sunday, June 13 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Tony Awards are to recognize and honor the greatest theatre achievements. The winners at this year’s Tony Awards, also known as The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, included many famous actors and actresses including Denzel Washington.

Denzel Washington won his first Tony Award ever on Sunday for his work in Fences where he was recognized for having the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. Washington was not the only A-list celebrity on the winners list as Catherine Zeta Jones and Scarlett Johansson picked up awards for their work on Broadway as well.

Zeta-Jones took home her Tony for the Leading Actress in a Musical for A Little Night Music, while Johansson was deemed to have the Best Performance Featured Actress in a Play in A View from the Bridge.

Memphis won several major awards including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score Written for the Theatre, and Best Orchestrations. Red was another big winner at the Tony’s, taking home six awards including Best Play, Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Direction of a play, and more.

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