Circling near the intersection of Boylston Street and Yawkey Way, scalper Justin called out for Game 6 tickets. “Any extras?” he asked passersby. As the first pitch from John Lackey neared, he hadn’t received any realistic offers, just “tire kickers” curious about the value of their tickets and fans who wanted $500 more than what was advertised online for bleacher and grandstand seats.
“It’s been pretty lonely out here,” said Justin, who asked that his last name not be used. “You’ve got to have tickets to make money and it’s very tight. The fans are all scalpers now, too. They see an opportunity to make money. So, it’s all luck at this point.”
In the days and hours before Game 6 of the World Series Wednesday night, putting a price on Boston sports history proved tricky business for scalpers, online resellers, and Red Sox fans. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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