On March 26th, I was supposed to be sitting in the left-field Pavillion watching the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw beat up on the Giants. I was supposed to be getting my first look at Mookie Betts and a lineup that is loaded from top to bottom. I was supposed to be taking in my first Opening Day game in nearly ten years.
But as we all know too well, the coronavirus had other plans for the sports world. When MLB officially suspended the season a few weeks back, it was just a move of start dates, But regardless, I had expected some form of communication in terms of a refund. Instead, I got a notification from the team that tickets would still be honored and that they would be following MLB’s guidelines on refund policy.
Normally, having $200 in tickets that I cannot use would not be that big of a deal. But COVID-19 has put myself and many fans across baseball into a situation where every dollar matters. As it turns out, there are many Dodgers fans that are upset with the complete lack of communication involved in the process.
MLB has not released much information to ticket holders, mostly because the plan is still to play as many games as possible. When the Dodgers know more about when and how games will be played, then the refunds will likely start to be processed accordingly.
But for now, the answer is to wait. Dodgers spokesman Joe Jareck declined to comment to LA Times on request, but Angels’ spokeswoman Marie Garvey said, “We still hope to have a season and are working with each fan to fit their needs”.
The Dodgers are on the clock, and fans grow more irritated with every passing day.