"This morning, after more than 8.5 million hits on the Colorado Rockies website... Major League Baseball's ticket vendor experienced a systemwide outage that impacted all of its North American customers. As a result, the Colorado Rockies have suspended the sale of 2007 World Series tickets scheduled to be played at Coors Field....
"Although some ticket transactions (less than 500 seats) did take place this morning, virtually the entire allotment for all three games of the World Series scheduled for Coors Field remains intact. A plan for the sale of the available World Series tickets will be announced as soon as the details are available."
Update: Well, let's all hope the second time's the charm for the Rockies' online ticket sale scheme. A lot of people locally are up in arms about the team not having alternative methods of ticket distribution like the Red Sox do (including walk-up sales, a lottery system, and phone sales for people without access to computers), but keep in mind both the demographic differences between Denver and New England and the fact that they've been doing this for some years now and we're brand new at it. The principle of acting like one's been here before, however, is one that should stand for fans as well as players.
Completely off-topic but one of those things you simply cannot allow to pass without comment: Athletics at Fremont? That sounds like the name of one of those emo bands with no chops and really long song titles. Come back, R**, all is forgiven. The Devil Rays could scuttle their plans to change the team name because they'd be completely safe from having the dumbest name in the league. "Come on, kids, let's all gather around the flatscreen to watch the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim play the Athletics at Fremont at Overcapitalized I.T. Startup With No Business Model That Had a Different Name Last Year and Will Have Another Name in Two Years Field!"