- The Washington Times - Friday, April 3, 2009

HE SAID WHAT?

“After June of last year, I could have gone to a lot of games for free. Everyone was trying to give their tickets away. … If the team starts winning, however, I may not be able to help getting to a few more games.” - Fairfax

THE BEST OF THE WEEKEND IN SPORTS

NCAA men’s tournament

Total Final Four appearances for Villanova: None of that matters.

Phillies vs. Braves

The Fightins start their quest for a repeat Sunday night. Welcome back, baseball.

Samsung 500

Martinsville.

Capitals vs. Thrashers

These games against Eastern Conference bottom-feeders are a nice respite before the Caps head into the playoffs.

TWT FIVE ” BEST BASEBALL TICKET DEALS

1. Milwaukee Brewers: $1 “Uecker” seats, plus hot dog, soda and peanuts for $3 at select games.

2. Pittsburgh Pirates: $1 ticket, $1 hot dog, $1 soda and $1 popcorn April 15.

3. Oakland Athletics: $2 tickets to select games.

4. Colorado Rockies: $49 gets you four lower-level seats, four hot dogs, four sodas, parking and a team magazine.

5.Dow Jones Industrial Average the previous Friday. A close of 7,000 means a $7 ticket. Thanks, recession!

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