Rockies Tickets Going, Going, Gone

After chaotic online lottery, some fans feel lucky, most don't
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Oct 24, 2007 12:17 AM CDT
Colorado Rockies baseball fan Allrielle Tanner, 20, tries to buy World Series tickets online at the Denver Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007 in Denver. She gave up after being bumped off the Rockies...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Rockies managed to unload the remainder of their World Series tickets today, a day after their overwhelmed servers crashed after selling just 500 seats. The team blamed a malicious hacker onslaught, but problems persisted one day later and ticket sales were slow, reports the Rocky Mountain News.

Many Colorado fans were left frustrated, thwarted by delay messages and pages that wouldn't load. "It really makes us look bush league out here," opined a local. It took two hours and 45 minutes to sell the 54,000 tickets.