The best and worst things to buy at an MLB game


Baseball is big business, and the cost of attending a game doesn't always end with the price of a ticket. In fact, MLB stadiums are filled with tantalizing keepsakes, memorabilia, food and beverages to get you to part ways with your hard-earned cash.

If you want to avoid going bankrupt at the ball game it's important to know what items are budget-busters and which are bargains. Unless otherwise indicated, we used the cost of Chicago White Sox merchandise for comparison, because the average price of attending a Sox game ($68.45 for tickets, parking and concessions) falls right in the middle of the league's 30 teams.

Here's how a look at how much you could be spending at your next baseball game, if you're not careful.