11 June 2007

America's Expensive Pastime

Every time B. and I go to a Major League Baseball game (at least once a year), we daydream a little about living in a city with a professional baseball team and then cringe at how expensive it would be to go to a game if we had kids.

Sunday, we saw firsthand how expensive America's pastime can be when W., her husband and their daughters went to the Indians/Reds game with us:
  • $25/ticket = $100
  • Parking = $10
  • 4 beverages = $20
  • 4 hot dogs = $20
  • Popcorn and peanuts = $10
  • 2 toddler baseball caps = $40
  • A. and L. seeing their first MLB game = priceless (cliched, I know)

And that's the problem. We're going to want to share our love of MLB games with our kids, so we're going to have to suck it up. And start saving now.

1 comment:

Turtle Parade said...

It is expnsive now...I remember when I was a kid, my family (mom, dad, me, bro) would go to Cleveland multiple times each summer - and we in no way had a lot of money.

Back then, tickets at Municipal Stadium were $7...very affordable for four of us. No chance we'll ever see that at the Jake.