10 Most Expensive Trips to the Ballgames in 2012
3. Chicago Cubs
Average ticket price: $46.30
Chicago Cubs fans haven't seen a playoff win since 2003, a playoff appearance since 2008 or a winning season since 2009. Because the ivy at Wrigley Field still looks lovely and Big 10 grads still like to clog Wrigleyville bars before and after games, ticket prices fell only 1.4% this year.
2. New York Yankees
Average ticket price: $51.55
One of only two teams to average more than $50 a ticket, the Yankees must have been feeling pretty broken up about that early playoff exit against Detroit last year to drop ticket prices 0.5% How do they spare it?
1. Boston Red Sox
Average ticket price: $53.38
For those in New England keeping track, that's about 53 cents for every year Fenway Park has been in existence, or roughly $7.62 for every win the Sox had during the final games of the 2011 season en route to missing the playoffs. More importantly, that ticket price adds up to about eight four-piece chicken meals from nearby Popeye's. Sox fans buying tickets this year should have a good idea which equivalent their team's pitching staff valued more last season.
-- Written by Jason Notte in Boston.
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