January 31, 2004 · Filed Under Mariners · Comments Off on  

Derek, in particular, will appreciate this article and the ruling which inspired it. Basically, Seattle Municipal Court Judge Jean Rietschel said the M’s are scalping tickets — illegal in Seattle — via the Ticket Marketplace section of their website, and as such, it doesn’t make sense to punish people caught scalping tickets on the street outside Safeco.

The kicker for me was this line: The judge found that if the M’s didn’t pay undercover city cops to enforce the law, including instructing them exactly where to patrol, such busts would not occur.