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October 24th, 2013
07:15 AM ET

Man Gets $6 World Series Ticket

Baseball fan Erik Jabs thought he got the deal of a lifetime when he scooped up a $6 ticket to game one of the World Series on StubHub. He was crushed to find out that the ticket was fake.

“Then the next day, StubHub –they contacted me and said ‘We’re going to make this right. We’re going to send you to the World Series.’ So it was kind of like a rollercoaster of up and downs, but it turned out to be a happy story,” Jabs tells CNN’s “Early Start.”

He ended up sitting just past first base, about 15 rows back. This is the 109th game that the Pittsburgh Pirates season ticket holder has attended this year.

Click on the video to see the awesome souvenir that he got from last night’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox.


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October 24th, 2012
06:56 AM ET

San Francisco Giants & Detroit Tigers face off in game one of World Series tonight – SportsIllustrated.com's Maggie Gray has a preview

It’s what baseball fans have been watching and waiting for the past few weeks: the World Series.

The San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers will be playing the first game of the World Series tonight. The Giants made it to the World Series after a stunning seven game win against the Saint Louis Cardinals Monday night. They’ll be facing the Tigers’ starting pitcher, the reigning American League MVP Justin Verlander. But, it’s after an upset to New York Yankees fans, especially amid trade rumors surrounding Alex Rodriguez, who won’t see their team play in the series.

This morning on "Early Start," SportsIllustrated.com anchor Maggie Gray joins John and Zoraida with a preview of tonight's game.

Last year’s Cy Young winner Verlander will come to head with the 2002 CY Young Winner Barry Zito on the Giants, who has “resurrected his career,” Gray says. “So you have these kind of balancing starting pitchers, one who’s really at the peak of his career right now, and one who’s trying to find that old spark that he had so many years ago.”

Zito will be a key player tomorrow night against the Tigers. “They say with baseball, your momentum is only as good as your next day’s pitcher,” Gray says. “Well, Justin Verlander is pretty good.”

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