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There are ugly divorces, really ugly divorces, and divorces that involve the distribution of baseball tickets.

An Atlanta couple went to court yesterday over a set of Braves season tickets. H. Elizabeth King, a psychologist, accused her ex, Charles Center, a lawyer, of breaking their 2002 divorce agreement to divide the tickets.

From the AJC:

When they were married, the couple owned the tickets to 82 home games in a three-way partnership with other baseball fans. That meant every year they had four tickets to 27 games. When they divorced, he agreed to take the first home game every year, then give her the four tickets to 13 games, and he’d get four tickets to 13 games.

After one of the partners died last year, King expanded her ownership to a full third: 27 games. Since the 82 season tickets are still in her ex’s name, he was still in charge of dispensing the games to the partners.

King said that her ex-husband went out of his way to give her tickets to games that she couldn’t attend — namely, games that conflicted with her tickets to Wednesday night concerts at the Chastain Park Amphitheater. But here’s the best part:

And, worse, she claimed 80 percent of the tickets he gave her were for day games, implying he’d done it because he knew she had skin cancer.

Oh, snap! You won’t find anything this good on television. Not even the WB.

Center testified that the four tickets to 27 home games cost about $6,000. So far, the two have spent about $13,000 on attorneys’ fees.

After two hours of arguing, a judge urged the feuding pair to settle it out of court.

The irony here? Braves tickets are probably the easiest tickets to get in all of sports. Even during the playoffs, you can buy walk-up tickets. Sure, the tickets that Center and King are fighting over are excellent seats, but no doubt there are plenty of other very good seats at The Ted to be had.

3 Responses to “The Young and the Ticketless”

  1. Alejandro Leal says:

    The Braves give away tix like candy, too!

    I have four tickets in my possession, two for tomorrow night, two for Sunday night.

    Ah, the perks of living in a town with an underachieving team and its underachieving fan base.

  2. Excellent example of “irony”, Coley. Shane Victorino would do well to become a regular umpbump reader!

  3. Sarah Green says:

    This is lame. This guy is obviously a vindictive douchebag. The Red Sox were always mixing in midweek day games back when we had our seasonal package (which was supposed to be weekend games only) and it was infuriating. Hello! It’s called “I have a job,” assholes!

    Anyways, the point is, that some things are sacred. Marriage is a sacrament, yes, but so is baseball, by George!

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