Aaarrrrrrrgh! Every year I go to Opening Day (Cincinnati Reds) with my friends. Buying tickets didn't used to be too hard, just head down to the Ticketmaster outlet at the grocery store or department store. Well, now MLB is making all the teams switch to Tickets.com. The problem with that? There are only 10 outlets in the entire greater Cincinnati area. So some friends of mine go to the ticket outlets, and I stay home to try the internet and the telephone. My friends draw such horrible positions in line (like, 150th!) that they don't have a chance and get shut out. The phone is busy, even with automatic redial (*66) on the land line and manual redial on my cell, and because the Tickets.com servers can't handle the load, by the time I get through (on DSL) I can only buy 2 adjacent tickets, then I can't even buy another pair or a single. The servers were much more overloaded this year than last year, which makes me assume that people are giving up on the brick-and-mortar "hopeless lottery" system, and trying online. So, my wife and I are going, but my friends can't. A tradition destroyed. Shit! Any other stories?