Computer Glitch For World Series Tickets

The Colorado Rockies suspended World Series ticket sales today after overwhelming demand crashed their computer system.

The Rockies put as many as 60,000 tickets up for sale online only, and team officials say their computers were ready to handle the expected crush. But two hours after tickets went on sale, many fans reported they could not get access to the ticket-sales Web site.

About 20 people lined up in near-freezing temperatures outside the Denver Public Library before it opened in hopes of using public-access computers to score tickets.

Club spokesman Jay Alves says the Rockies expect to be back online "at some point."

The Series opens in Boston with games on Wednesday and Thursday.
Games 3 and 4 will be on Saturday and Sunday in Denver. If there is a Game 5, it will be played Monday in Denver.