The Boston Herald recently ran a story about the cost of a family of four going to a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. The article looked at the porridge in the middle when it came to tickets, parking, hot dogs and soda, one beer each for mom and dad and a souvenir each for little Johnny and Joanne. The total cost for that family of four is $600 bucks. In other words, a family of four has to take out a small loan for a day at the Boston ball yard. This was BEFORE the Sox announced they're raising ticket prices by 1.7% for the 2020 season. Major league baseball's attendance numbers have been dropping for years and the fact it costs a family an arm and a leg to go to a game is certainly a reason. Sure, there are more affordable ballparks than Fenway but it still adds up to a ridiculous amount. Of course, here in Rhode Island, we've been able to enjoy a high level of baseball at very affordable prices thanks to the Pawtucket Red Sox but all that goes away after next season when they move the franchise to Worcester. We can thank OUR state lawmakers complete lack of guts and vision for that one. Officials in Pawtucket say they're close to making a decision on McCoy Stadium's future. A group headlined by Pawsox minority owner Mike Tamburro is pitching a lower level minor league baseball team. That's the pitch I'm pulling for.

Ron St. Pierre

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