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Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday Musings ~ Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Baseball has long been called America's National Pastime, yet with tickets to some major league games averaging around $40.00 -$50.00, this sport has become too expensive for the average fan. Baseball, a game once meant for everyone, seems to have turned into a luxury only available for the wealthy. There is however an alternative. There are over 186 minor baseball leagues in America. With tickets starting at about $4.00 - $7.00 each, America's favorite pastime can be enjoyed at a fraction of the cost of going to a major league game.

Here in Maine, we enjoy going to see the Portland Sea Dogs , a Double-A minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, based in Portland, Maine. I personally enjoy the yummy ball park food and beer, as well as watching the crowds and colorful mascot-Slugger. There's always the opportunity of witnessing the sport's next talent like David Ortiz, who played for the Sea Dogs before graduating to the big leagues. To find a minor league club near you, visit minorleaguebaseball.com
Links:
Major League Baseball average ticket prices
Guide for buying Baseball Tickets

1 comment:

Audrey said...

Such a good point. All major sports have become accessible only to those who are in a higher income bracket. Sad, really. But your reminder that you can get the same, sometimes better entertainment out of minor leagues is a good one. Especially in these difficult times.