Snafu halts online-only sale of Series tickets

Sure the Colorado Rockies have never been in a World Series before, but you'd think the ballclub -- or more precisely, the ballclub's ticket agency -- would be aware that such events generate significant public interest and ticket demand can be rather high.

Not so.

The Denver Post reports:

The Colorado Rockies have suspended online sales for World Series tickets, spokesman Jay Alves said this afternoon.

Alves said that several hundred sales that went through today will be honored.

"We are as frustrated and disappointed as (fans) are," Alves said. He said the servers were overwhelmed this morning and officials had no idea that so many people would try the website.

It was unclear when World Series sales would resume.

One would expect that it would be before Saturday when Game 3 of the series is scheduled to be played at Coors Field.

Blame for the meltdown apparently rests with Paciolan, an Irvine, Calif., ticketing company, whose online motto is "Your tickets, your way."

Make that "Your tickets, no way."

(Update: They're going to try again.)

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