5 Costliest (and Cheapest) Tickets in Interleague Baseball
Milwaukee Brewers at Minnesota Twins
June 15 at Target(TGT) Field
Ticket prices: $26 to $431
So Zach Greinkie's having a hard time getting the Brewers over .500 all by himself. So the battered frames of the players fans used to know as Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau can't scrape the Twins off the bottom of the AL Central. So what? The brats are cooking, the beer is cold and the weather is getting warmer. Can you think of a better reason to get out to a ballgame by Lake Michigan? Neither can fans of these two once-proud teams, which is exactly why these tickets are a tough get. This series doesn't look like much, but for fans in Minnesota and Wisconsin this may be as good as it gets this season.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Los Angeles Dodgers
June 13 at Dodger Stadium
Ticket prices: $7 to $485
Remember during the offseason when the Angels were snapping up prized free agents such as Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson while the Dodgers waited for the team's sale to go through and just hoped coach Don Mattingly could work with what he had? Yeah, about that. The Angels are just now clawing their way above .500 while the Dodgers have raced out to the best record in baseball. The Angels have dominated the Freeway Series by winning 50 out of 86 games, but it's a much tougher trip up I-5 this year.
New York Mets at New York Yankees
June 8 at Yankee Stadium
Ticket prices: $39 to $561
The Subway Series is in New York's blood, which always manages to boil a few degrees higher when the Yankees and Mets play each other. The Yankees lead the series 49-35, not including their win over the Mets in the 2000 World Series, giving their already smug fan base a nearly impenetrable cloak of self-satisfaction. The Mets, meanwhile, put up a record similar to the Yanks' this season despite anticipating only disaster and financial instability in 2012. Coupled with the franchise's first no-hitter, recently thrown by reluctant ace Johan Santana, the overachieving Mets have boosted fan expectations to the point that normally sought-after interleague games now have playoff-type demand. With low-end tickets already near $40, this could get both interesting and expensive in a hurry.
-- Written by Jason Notte in Boston.
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