I’ve probably told this story before, but I was able to go to all four games of the 1986 ALCS in Boston because of the inefficiencies of in-person ticket sales, the only way tickets were sold then. They went on sale on a Monday, and when the ticket office closed at 5:00, people just assumed the tickets had sold out. But the office opened again the next morning, the day of Game 1. Around 3:00 I heard a report on the radio that tickets were being sold. I was about a mile and a half away, and I ran to Fenway Park (something else different about 1986–I could still run), stopping at an ATM along the way. The line was about 20 minutes long, and along the sidewalk was a pay phone; so I called a friend, who eventually came and joined me. When I got to the front of the line, there was a two ticket limit; so I bought two tickets to Game 1 and went to the back of the line. I got through the line four times and got two tickets to each game before they closed again at 5:00. I heard they reopened at 9:00 the next day to continue selling tickets for the remaining games.
Good luck to everyone trying to get tickets. Wish I could be there with you.