Maybe this year.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have the best record in baseball by a dozen games.
Their lead in the National League West is a franchise record 19 games.
The fact that the Dodgers will participate in the postseason is a formality at this point. With 43 games left in the regular season, it's not matter of if the Dodgers will make the playoffs, but when.
So with confidence at an all-time high, the team announced their postseason ticket prices this week in a letter to current 2017 season ticket holders.
For those that think the Dodgers are putting the cart before the horse, fear not, this is a standard move in order to gauge how many postseason tickets are available for the public.
Season ticket holders get offered playoff tickets at a first-come, first-serve basis. Most season ticket holders will purchase postseason tickets, but some will not, thus allowing the organization to figure out how many tickets will be available and on-sale to the public once the Dodgers eventually do clinch their spot in the playoffs.
The letter to season ticket holders which included the prices of the seats is a good indicator on what fans can expect when tickets do eventually become available for purchase to the general public.
The postseason ticket prices ranged from $31 to $236 dollars for the first round of the playoffs, the National League Division Series, which would likely start at Dodger Stadium.
The league championship series, the NLCS, which at this time, would also start at Dodger Stadium, ranges from $63 to $256 dollars per ticket.
If the Dodgers are able to advance all the way to their first World Series in 29 years, fans will be able to enjoy the fall classic at a ticket price of $166 at the lowest end of the price range (top deck or pavilion) and $531 at the high end (field level).
The expensive price tag of $531 is not a suite or a luxury seat, but a field level seat in front of the box seats between the bases.
The postseason would begin at Dodger Stadium on Friday, October 6, with the NLCS starting on Saturday, October 14, and finally the first game of the World Series scheduled for Tuesday, October 24.
The team announced that tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the stadium box office as well as online at www.Dodgers.com/postseason.