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The Cheapskate's Guide to Baseball Games

They say it costs a family of four $176.24 to go to a baseball game. But here are some saving tips. Story

Updated: April 25, 2007, 2:12 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

The folks at Team Marketing Report released their annual Fan Cost Index recently. And not surprisingly, the estimated average price of taking a family of four to a game rose again, this time to $176.24.

Of course, the Fan Cost Index would be a better service if it actually bore some relation to reality. No real fan ever spends anywhere close to the amount of money or buys anywhere near all the crap the FCI uses in its estimates.

For instance, the FCI assumes a family will buy ...

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