Last season was relatively easy for me - called and got through at 9:00. The more I interacted on Twitter Friday morning, the greater the anticipation got for that first phone call.
After 10 minutes, I knew 2013 was not going to be like 2012. Solid busy signals.
After 20 minutes, I started to mentally prepare myself for the inevitable - I was going to get shut out this year. My redialing was robotic, and my eyes were glazed - I was at the mercy of the Phillies switchboard.
After all but giving up, I thought back to the strategy being employed by a Twitter follower @smulls11. He had asked for the Season Ticket Holder MVP line late Thursday night. I thought: there may a service level guarantee...it is worth a try!
I got through to the MVP wait queue on the second try. As silly as it is, there is a level of satisfaction in securing the tickets.
After having it so easy for the past few years, this year's emotional journey definitely has made me more appreciative of end destination. I am planning to take my son for a second year, and even got us a Mike Schmidt photo booth ticket. Hoping to see you all there on May 16th, too.