You could easily buy the $10 SRO ticket and then go find a seat and sit in. I did it after I got tired of standing. That said, I don't go overboard like those people did and go sit in the very good seats, but I know I'm different than others in that regard.
Definitely agree about the fireworks, they were great! Was not expecting that finale being that good.
I agree. I know they have the 3o5 menu now, which does give some low priced options, but everything else is $13-15 for just the food not including a drink. I will say the food is better than previous years, meaning you're getting better stuff for that $13-15, but it adds up QUICKLY. We got 5 sandwiches (the Pan con bistec at the Goya La Cocina, which actually was pretty tasty), and it was like $70-something! For just the sandwiches. They really need to take the Atlanta Falcons route and drop prices.
I actually noticed this as well the two times I've looked into it and gone to the game. In previous years, it was 9 times out of 10 I was getting them on Stubhub - basically unless there was some sort of promotion or team discount, I was going through Stubhub, as you could get great seats for greatly reduced prices. This year, when I've looked on Stubhub, the prices haven't been drastically different than the Marlins' pricing online, and I wound up getting the tickets to both games on the Marlins site instead (actually Saturday's game, I was going to use Stubhub, but as I was inputting my info to purchase them, they were taken, so I had to go through the team).
I think you're probably right - we know Loria & co. would "buy" tickets for $1 to pad attendance numbers, so these likely just got thrown on the secondary market for whatever they could make.
Saturday's game was fun. It seemed to fly by though. We did get there late, but we went to get food and by the time we got back to the seat, it was already the 7th inning! Granted, our group was like herding cats, but still. Had to wait a while while they cooked our food as well, which took longer than it should've.
The A/C "experience" is VERY dependent on where you're sitting. If you're anywhere in the lower bowl under or right in front of the second deck, you'll be freezing as you're sitting right under the air vents. If you sit further down in the bowl (not under cover) or out in the corners, it's kind of hot, as you're far from the air vents, and there's a lot of air in the park to cool.