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Monday, April 01, 2013

Take Me Out To the Ballgame (burp!)

You know you want to...nobody can go to a baseball game at a major league (or minor league, for that matter) and not b uy something to eat and drink. Seriously, it's like the movies: when was the last time you went to the movies without having Junior Mints or popcorn and a soda? The same thing is true at ballyards across America. While the minor leagues often have the most exotic choices and all-you-can-glutton-down stands, the prices aren't generally that much cheaper unless it's "Cheap Beer Night," in which case, nobody cares about the cost of food.
However, in this economy, we have to pinch every penny of our entertainment dollar, so CNN has compiled an almost-complete list of what a customer can get for $20 at major league stadia across the country. Notable exceptions resided in the American League East, a division in which Baltimore was the ONLY franchise to publicly announce what it charged for eats. Needless to say, Toronto, Tampa, New York and Boston might not be the cheapest places to eat!
You can click on the URL to find the rundown (so to speak) of what a Jackson would get you at each of the other places, but here are the highlights, as I see them:

1. Most expensive hot dog? Citi Field, home of the Mets: $6.25
2. Least expensive hot dog? Great american Ballpark in Cincinnati: $1

3. Most expensive beer? Nationals Park in Washington: $8/16oz (however, it's $5 before the first pitch: drink early!
4. Cheapest beer? Whatever they call Jacobs Field in Cleveland now: $4/12 oz (see how they trick you, though? It's 4 oz less!)

Best combination of hot dog AND a beer? Arizona Diamonbacks' field: 14 oz beer and a "value" hot dog: $5.50. (it was not explained what a "value" dog entailed!)

In the "Everything's Bigger In Texas" portion of the program, fans can load up on The Boomstick at Arlington Park, home of the Texas Rangers. This 2-foot-long hot dog is garnished with chili, nacho cheese, jalapenos, and caramelized onions for a mere $26! No word on what it would cost for the three beers needed to wash it down.

Anyway, enjoy your expensive day eating at the bet might be the all-you-can-eat section!
Play Ball!


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