Now that the Mariners have introduced premium prices for in-demand games like Opening Day, the Yankees, and Bosox, we were wondering if the club gave much thought to offering cheaper seats for the likes of perennial losers like Tampa Bay, Kansas City, and Baltimore. Say, like charging 1999 prices? We can't tell if club spokeswoman Rebecca Hale was smiling on the phone when she observed philosophically, "It's hard to know where those teams are going to be [in the standings] when they get to town and play their games." True, but we're still willing to bet there will be plenty of empty seats when the now-Devil-less Rays show up. Hale did not rule out the possibility that the M's one day will adopt the type of demand-based pricing used by airlines and hotels to capture revenue from perishable products. "I'd be surprised if this kind of pricing model didn't spread," she said.