A man who snagged a World Series ticket for $6 and then learned it was fake didn't strike out, after all.
Ticket reseller StubHub, where the phony item was purchased, said it would give the man seats for free in a comparable location to make up for the scam.
StubHub sent the following statement to The Huffington Post on Tuesday:
A recent sale for a $6 ticket to Game 1 of the 2013 World Series ... has proven to be a fraudulent listing. Per company policy, the sale has been cancelled and StubHub will make it right for the buyer by providing replacement tickets in a comparable location at our expense.
Nice play, StubHub.
The buyer, identified as Erik, had bragged to Deadspin on Monday about his bargain-basement purchase. It was for a seat located in a part of Boston's Fenway Park where tickets were selling for a minimum of $759 for Game 1 Wednesday between the host Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals. The sports website even ran a copy of his transaction.
When word got out Tuesday that the ticket was a fake, a minor outrage ensued over Erik ending up empty-handed. But like a closer who's there when you really need him, StubHub recorded the save.
StubHub's Shannon Barbara told HuffPost that a StubHub ticket turns out to be bogus .0001% of the time.
Way to beat the odds, Erik, and have fun at the game.