The Blue Jays put the 2013 version of what used to be called the Toronto Star Pass, then became the Fan Pass, and is now apparently the Ballpark Pass on sale today to previous pass holders only, and there has been a great deal of confusion. The system has been overloaded with people trying to get passes, on the presumption that availability, even for those who had them last year, is going to be extremely limited.
While I don’t know exactly what the availability will be, there continues to be people on Twitter lamenting the fact that they logged in and found that the passes were no longer available– i.e. they appeared to be sold out.
As of the time of this writing (just before 11 AM ET on Wednesday), that is not the case. The Jays’ seem to be dropping the ball when it comes to telling folks this, but lots of people have tried multiple times and finally managed to get the passes, despite it seeming on the first attempt as they were already sold out.
Minor Leaguer, from over at Bluebird Banter, has also been on top of this, and added this gem of a tweet:
My @bluejays sales guy said this morning last year’s account holders have until Friday morning to get their passes…
— Minor Leaguer (@Minor_Leaguer) January 30, 2013
Now, that isn’t necessarily to say you should just wait until then and expect them to still be available, but go ahead and keep trying. Then, please, spread the word and help stop the hissy fits.