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Philly Today: Pole-climbing Phillies fan released on $100,000 bail

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Plus, people are trying to sell Phillies home World Series tickets for up to $13,500 each.


Phillies fan Sean Hagan, who was arrested for climbing the posts after learning the Phillies were heading to the World Series (images courtesy 6ABC)

Phillies celebration could get expensive for Philadelphia man

As you probably remember, the the city has gone mad when we all realized the Phillies were on the way to the World Series. Phillies fans filled the streets, drinking beers. It was usually a big party. And, yes, some Phillies fans have managed to climb the posts as well, despite the city’s best efforts to prevent that from happening by greasing the posts.

Well, it didn’t go so well for such a fan. Police have charged 29-year-old climber Sean Hagan. Police arrested Hagan on Wednesday. He was charged with criminal mischief, riot, conspiracy, failure to disperse, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

On Thursday, the court released Hagan on $100,000 bond. A judge has set a preliminary hearing for Nov. 15, by which time the Phillies will have been named World Series champions, right?

I haven’t been able to reach Hagan – and there’s no attorney listed on his case yet. But 6ABC caught up with Hagan who said, “In the future, I would recommend people not to.”

Yeah, good luck with that.

A city source I spoke with on condition of anonymity said the city was simply trying to send a message with Hagan’s arrest. “There is no way the child will ever spend a day in prison,” insists the source.

Hmmm…maybe as a community service he can clean up all the urine, beer, vomit and the like from Broad Street after we win this thing.

So what does a $13,500 Phillies World Series ticket get you?

The World Events begins Friday night in Houston before heading to Philadelphia, by which time the Phillies will hopefully have a 2-0 lead after their Friday and Saturday night games there. Then it’s Monday, Tuesday and (if necessary) Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Getting Phillies World Series home game tickets through normal Major League Baseball channels is not an option unless you have already registered to be able to purchase tickets, which is by no means an option. guarantee. This registration closed on Tuesday and “winners” will be notified on Saturday of all Phillies World Series tickets that become available.

But if you absolutely want to attend a Phillies World Series game, there are of course options. You can play with Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace as much as you want. When I buy a third party, I go with StubHub. So I decided to see where StubHub’s deal was on Phillies World Series tickets.

Note that this market fluctuates all the time. Prices will go up. The prices will go down. Part of that will depend on how the series plays out in Houston. Other factors may include the weather, which so far does not appear to be an issue in Philadelphia. (And, in fact, sunny and a high of 68 for Wednesday, which would be Game 5, seems like perfect baseball weather.)

Someone on StubHub is trying to get $13,500 each for a pair of tickets in the Diamond Club, the “most exclusive” area of ​​Citizens Bank Park. This is where CEOs and such like to hang out. So it’s $13,500 per seat, so times two. Plus $7,500 (!!!) in “service fees” for the pair. And then there’s the “realization” fee of $2.48 per ticket, which just seems silly. Total? $21,004.96, not including your Crabfries, beers, jersey, etc., etc., etc. Talk about inflation.

These Diamond Club tickets are right behind home plate. If you’re willing to veer a little left or right in the Diamond Club, you can save a few bucks. Tickets for the less privileged (I guess?) Diamond Club positions average around $9,500 each on StubHub.

But let’s say you’re like me. You want a chance to win tickets to the Phillies World Series, but you’re not going to cancel your world cruise to afford them. You can buy Phillies World Series tickets for as low as around $750 or $800 on StubHub. These tickets will allow you access to the standing room area or, in some cases, sections such as 306 or 431.

We’ll be tracking tier pricing over the weekend and reporting on Monday to see how it goes.

I was a Phillies fan

This guy who was a Phillies fan is betting $10 million – yes, $10 million – on the Astros. If he wins, it could be one of the biggest payouts in sports betting history, reports 6ABC.

If you spot a procession…

It’s just President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, visiting Philadelphia on Friday night give a keynote speech at a major Democratic Party fundraiser dinner. We’re guessing they know they need to wrap up before 8:03 p.m. — kickoff time, as we like to say oblivious sports reporters — for the Phillies-Astros game.

When cops sell guns

We all know that there are far too many illegal firearms on the streets of Philadelphia, and no reasonable person could argue that this isn’t a major factor in our homicide problem. This is why it is so shocking to learn that a Philadelphia deputy sheriff was federally charged with selling illegal weapons on the street. Ashamed. Worse still, two of the guns in question were allegedly used in that tragic after-school shooting in Roxborough.

And from the Really-Getting-Ansy sports office…

What did Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers used to sing? Oh yeah: Waiting really is the hardest part. Fortunately, my talented colleague Laura Swartz has created an incredibly comprehensive guide World Series Guide to go in the tedious conclusion of the first pitch tonight in Game 1, at 8:03. All across our beautiful city, people are finding ways to pass the time. At City Hall, council members whipped out their rally towels.

Hometown Philly funk band Snacktime were polishing up their instrumental version of the team’s unofficial anthem “Dancing On My Own.” (Learn more about the genesis of Snacktime here.)

The the wall street journal weighed on the now widespread theory that a Phils World Series victory could bring down the economy, noting that once upon a time, the Astros’ Orange Juice Park was known as (gulp) Enron Fieldmuch to the chagrin of the team.

Way too much ink and airtime is spent arguing Angelo Cataldi’s replacements at WIP, but go ahead and check out if this is your thing. Or you can kill time with it New York Times profile by Rhys Hoskins get knocked down but get up. Just make sure you’re all set up where you plan to be for Game 1 at precisely (why?!?!) 8:03. And in your excited anticipation, don’t forget: the Sixers face the Raptors, in Toronto AGAIN, at 7:30 p.m. tonight, then face the Bulls in Chicago on Saturday at 8 p.m. Temple football takes on Navy in Annapolis at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The Eagles will face the Steelers at home in the Linc at one on Sunday. And the Union will face New York City FC in the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday night at Subaru Park at 8 p.m. Have a weekend, y’all!

The Flyers are also playing.

All Sports Desk coverage is provided by Sandy Hingston



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