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Seems fans believe: Dodgers sell record number of season tickets

February 15, 2013|By Steve Dilbeck

It appears Dodgers fans are a forgiving bunch, or at least are all in on the team’s new ownership.

Team President Stan Kasten said in a Dodgers video that season-ticket sales continue into uncharted territory, are already at 27,000 and are going north of that figure.

He said last year season tickets at the beginning of the season were about 17,000.

“In my experience, I’ve never seen a jump like this,” Kasten said.

Under Peter O’Malley, season tickets were capped at 26,000. Kasten said in an email there currently was no cap in place for this season, but will probably have to impose one.

“As new owners, we could not be more appreciative in this vote of confidence the fans are giving us,” he said in the video. “Because they’re investing in us before we’ve won anything.”

Also on the Web:

-- Meanwhile, over at Sons of Steve Garvey, they quote a post from the ticket resale company TiqIQ, that claims the average price for Dodgers home tickets this year is $182, which would be a stunning 237% increase over last year ($54).

-- This is absolutely too funny. Today is Ron Cey’s 65th birthday, and in his honor a couple of years ago, Dan Epstein (via Eric Stephen) unearthed a copy of Cey’s 1976 attempt at a recording career. We never lie here.

It’s a double-sided hit, featuring “Third Base Bag” and “One Game at a Time.” Elton John did not feel threatened.

-- This is good, insightful stuff from Ken Rosenthal at Fox on the unique way Zack Greinke looks at the game.

-- Josh Beckett talks to MLB.com’s Richard Justice on how he’s had to change his approach since losing some speed on his fastball.

-- For that growing legion of local Mike Piazza fans, he is scheduled to sign copies of his new autobiography “Long Shot” (four per customer!) at Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena at 6 p.m. Wednesday. No posed photos allowed, or presumably, questions about the mutinous Vin Scully.

-- The Dodgers are going all Colorado Rockies with their triple-A team in Albuquerque this season, adding a humidor to store baseballs and try to even the high-elevation playing field.

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