We here at The Nats Blog received two emails today about Stephen Strasburg's scheduled start tomorrow against the Florida Marlins. First was from the organization itself suggesting we spread the word that tickets are still available. While I usually don't relay such marketing related messages, the fact is that if you haven't had a chance to see this kid pitch yet, you really should. Who knows, you could see the next Brandon Morrow type performance.
The other message we received was from TiqIQ who forwarded us the graphic you see above.
It's really interesting to see how after just six starts the price could drop 53% at Nationals Park. TiqIQ suggests this is because of Strasburg's DL stint and the Nationals poor performance lately, however I think it's something much simpler.
For the Nats fans the novelty may have worn off on Strasburg. True, the real baseball fans will go see this incredible talent hurl...but a Strasburg start isn't the 'hot ticket,' in Washington anymore. Sadly, the reality of D.C. sports is starting to set in. August and September don't belong to the Nationals yet, it's still Redskins territory. Until the club can make it to October, don't expect that to change.