We get closer to the gates and see a group of people with signs. Tickets !! No, some people with some sort of racial protest against the Tribe. Didn't even want to know that was all about.
I told Josh "Maybe we can get some standing room only tickets and at least get inside." He agreed, so I went to ticket window. A very nice young lady asked if she could help. "I don't suppose you have any tickets do you !?" Her answer, to our amazement, was yes, I have some upper deck available. I also a few box seats at $75.00. No thanks, I'll take two upper deck. I gave a her twenty, she gave me two tickets and $4.00 change !! Now we're excited !! The tickets were in section 550 which is right behind and just to the right of home plate! We were looking right down the third base line and into the Indians dugout.
As you approach the gate there is always a stand selling year books and scorecards. We had to have those for this game. The year book is only $5.00 and very high quality with nice articles and photos of all the players. All on 96 pages of heavy, glossy stock. Passing through the gates you have the opportunity to pick a " Batter Up " program. It's smaller, about 5x8" but has 40+ pages and it's free ! The first give-a-way of the year is usually this magnetic schedule. It's one piece, but is scored for separation between the schedule and the big letter "C". It's also scored around the "C" so you can punch it out if you so desire.