Plenty of Good Seats Still Available: The collapse of the sports ticket bubble: A few months ago, it seemed like M.L.B. was in the throes of a ticket apocalypse. Through the first 2 weeks of the season, 6 teams had set all-time single-game lows at their current homes. The surprising Cleveland Indians led the A.L. Central in the standings, but remained in the cellar at the turnstiles. The New York Yankees, whose ultrapricey new stadium has been beset by empty seats since it opened in 2009, hosted record-low crowds for 4 games in a row. It was as if fans, having quietly absorbed more than a decade of price hikes and the advent of $9 beers, had spontaneously decided to go on strike. Last fall, the New York Giants demanded that fans pony up as much as $20,000 for "P.S.Ls" before being allowed to buy season tickets at the New Meadowlands Stadium. That may have been a workable price point when ground was 1st broken for the stadium 3 years prior, but fans balked at the hefty fees in 2010. What was once a lengthy ticket wait list quickly evaporated, leaving the team with thousands of empty seats on its new building's opening day.