Fan submits 'emergency petition for World Series tickets' to Game 4 in divorce court

Tickets to the World Series this year are up nearly 400 percent from last year. A pair of outfield terrace seats at Wrigley Field will run you over $200,000. Heck, even watching at a nearby bar will be expensive. The prices are pretty insane and the tickets are still hard to get.

According to the Associated Press, a woman named Nancy Riddle filed an "emergency petition for World Series tickets" in divorce court Friday. Riddle's estranged husband holds tickets to Game 4 on Saturday night.

Here's more from the Associated Press:

Judge Marya Nega ruled after in-court arguments that the husband can keep the tickets for himself and the couple's 12-year-old son but should pay for a new ticket for Nancy Riddle in a "comparable" section to his. The cheapest available tickets start at around $3,000.


The husband's lawyer, Michael Berger, declined to name his client in a Thursday interview. But he did describe the legal tussle, saying his client landed the World Series tickets because he bought a season-ticket package deal with his friends this year before divorce proceedings began in April.

Berger said the emergency petition was filed under the claim that the Cubs hadn't made it to the World Series in 71 years, so Riddle might not be alive the next time they get to the Fall Classic. The claim is perhaps dubious given the quality of the team, but I suppose it's not untrue. Hey, can't blame her for trying.

The Indians currently own a 2-1 series lead over the Cubs in the World Series. Here's how you can watch Game 4.

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